Two years ago when Mugabe was still in power, many people wished him dead, but when he truly died, a lot of people grieved for him.
Even though his birthday has been declared a national holiday, there were no cakes or massive celebrations and media treated the day as a non-event.
Morgan Tsvangirai, the country's fiercest opponent of former president Robert Mugabe's tyrannical 37-year rule, died last Wednesday aged 65 at a hospital in South Africa where he had been undergoing treatment for colon cancer.
Supporters wore the trademark red of the MDC party, which Tsvangirai led for 19 years in which time it became the main outlet for opposition to former president Robert Mugabe.
Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) party leader Morgan Tsvangirai dies after a long battle with cancer
The country's new president pointed to an earlier date than expected following the ousting of long-time ruler Robert Mugabe.
The cabinet of Zimbabwe's newly-inaugurated President Emmerson Mnangagwa includes ruling party loyalists as well as military figures who once aided former leader Robert Mugabe.
In a brief interview with TRT World, Morgan Tsvangirai, the head of the country's main opposing party Movement for Democratic Change, cast his doubts on the governing party's desire to change.
Southern African country's ruling ZANU PF party set to start impeachment proceedings against Robert Mugabe on Tuesday. Zimbabwean army chief welcomes contact between country's president and former VP.
The 65-year-old's symptoms came on suddenly while at a meeting of his main opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) on Thursday evening in Kadoma, a city around 160 km (100 miles) southwest of the capital Harare.
Zimbabwe's first lady was sought by police for allegedly attacking a 20-year-old model at a Johannesburg hotel.
Anti-government demonstrations descended into some of the worst violence seen in the southern African nation for two decades.
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