Movement for Democratic Change leader, Nelson Chamisa has consoled party members following the death of founding President Morgan Tsvangirai’s daughter Vimbai, who passed on yesterday after she was involved in a fatal accident along the Harare-Bulawayo highway last month.
Speaking at the Tsvangirai family home in Strathaven, Harare, Chamisa said Vimbai’s death came as a shock to the party and the nation as a whole.
“Death can come to everyone and it is inevitable when it comes. The death of Vimbai Tsvangirai-Java has struck and it is a blow to the party and to the nation at large,” said the MDC president.
“This sad incident came in a short space of time before the tears on chicks have even dried up. We lost the father, Tsvangirai in February and other family members who died recently.,” he said adding that he had a trust in Vimbai in taking the party to the level where the late Tsvangirai wanted it to be.
He also said that Vimbai had the same vision with his father, who had a party and the people at heart.
MDC vice president Tendai Biti also said he has been left speechless and that Vimbai’s death is a great loss to the party.
“This is a shock to us and I am out of words because I am still in shock,” said Biti.
The husband to the late Vimbai, Apostle Java said that he is in pain with what happened to him unexpectedly but he however said the life of such a great woman needs to be celebrated.
Vimbai was battling for her life at Westend Hospital since her involvement in a fatal head-on collision along the Harare-Bulawayo highway last month.
She was also the current MDC Women’s Assembly secretary-general, from her election at the party’s just ended National Congress which she won from her hospital bed. She is also the Glenview South legislator.