The opposition Movement for Democratic Change says its leader Morgan Tsvangirai is responding well to routine medical procedure in South Africa and he has laughed off press reports that he is in a critical condition.
In a statement, his spokesperson Luke Tamborinyoka, said, “In a five minute conversation this morning, President Tsvangirai, who was accompanied by his wife for the routine medical process in South Africa, gave the assurance that he is responding well to treatment and urged Zimbabweans not to panic. He reiterated his message that Zimbabweans must concentrate on registering to vote in the next election.
“President Tsvangirai said there was no need for national alarm about his condition, adding that several prophets of doom were keen on creating despondency by pouring cold water on the emerging convergence in the country on which Zimbabweans have pinned their hope.”
According to Tamborinyoka, “Tsvangirai said like everyone else he was mortal but regretted that naysayers had begun a desperate campaign to feed on his temporary indisposition by spreading alarm and despondency in the nation.”
Tamborinyoka said the MDC-T leader assured the nation that he would be home soon to pursue the mammoth campaign to usher in a new dispensation next year.
Some media outlets said Tsvangirai was airlifted to South Africa when he was in a critical condition. He allegedly started vomiting while attending a party event in Harare.
More details to follow …