Tsvangirai died on Wednesday at a South African hospital, where he was being treated for colon cancer.
Last week, local media quoted family sources as saying the former Prime Minister’s health had deteriorated as he suffered weight loss, exhaustion and muscle thinning.
Spokesperson for Tsvangirai’s party, Movement for Democratic Change (MDC), Luke Tamborinyoka, asked for national prayers for the opposition leader.
He asked the nation to brace for the worst when Tsvangirai – Zimbabwe’s 2nd and last Prime Minister – was taken ill last week.
Tsvangirai had hailed the November 2017 resignation of Robert Mugabe, with whom he shared power between 2009 and 2013.
He was tipped to run for May/June elections.
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