Tsvangirai returns to work

HARARE - Opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai returned to work yesterday after a week-long absence due to health scares.

Tsvangirai, 62, met top officials at Harvest House, the MDC headquarters.

He was briefly admitted to a top-notch Harare hospital for a battery of tests after his condition deteriorated and had a follow up exam to assess the status of his health.

He had to cancel all his domestic engagements, including an Africa Day rally appearance, and one of his foreign trips, and was forced to work from home, officials said.

He has been heading off swirling speculation about his alleged serious health complications, saying he was resting at his Highlands home.

The former premier has been paying intermittent visits into the city for observation by his doctors.

Press reports suggested he was hospitalised on Tuesday last week, reportedly suffering from “mental” and “nervous” breakdown, allegations he strenuously rejected.

Last week, he and his wife Elizabeth opened doors to their Highlands home to the media, with Elizabeth, who has of late assumed a low profile, claiming that her husband was fine.

Soon after his arrival at Harvest House headquarters, Tsvangirai held a meeting with his spin-doctors Luke Tamborinyoka and Douglas Mwonzora, had a meeting with his advisors, attended meetings with his top team, besides scheduling a working dinner with some officials.

He was reportedly greeted by cheers and a standing ovation by senior staffers.

Tsvangirai was said to be thrilled to be back at the office.

“He is sounding terrific, upbeat and raring to go,” said an official close to his office.

“He has been looking forward to getting back to the office.”

Comments (12)

MT's recovery & return to work is a big blow to his detractors.They will never stop their futile onslaught on this gallant,innocent son of Zimbabwe. Ndafunga mai vedu Susan who perished in that horrible car accident which could also have taken MT's life. We can only hope that you got a suitable replacement in Elizabeth who stood by you during these hard times of your life. Yes, your enemies will try their hardest to abuse her like a woman of loose morals as they did her immediate predecessor. Yes they tried to use your trusted guys but that did not help bring you down.We are with you forever & ever more. Please don't look back till final victory.

svodesai mharadzi - 3 June 2014

Angatadza kurwara here Tsvangirai nekurohwa kwaakaitwa zvekutsemura musoro wake paanga aungana navamwe vachinamatira nyika and also when he escaped death by jumping through the window ma C10 amusvikira muhofisi make during his time as the S G of the Z.C.T.U. Ma ZANU PF vaida kuti afe manje kana mwari asti ada kuti afe haafi and mazanu muchachema

CHINOZ - 3 June 2014

If Smith regime was as ruthless as the regime of a certain old man, I am sure someone could not have reached 90 yrs. In Zimbabwe you can not be in jail for two years and live for 3 years more. Unenge wafa kare nekuti jere remuZimbabwe kuguva chaiko

kowanai - 3 June 2014

Kikiki, so they opened the doors to 'their' Highlands home, since when did it become his home, its a ZANU PF house, but only that the government is quite aware of the man's mental illness and their daughter Elizabeth, has pleaded for mercy to allow the mad man to stabilize before he can be told to pack. Did he find the way to harvest house by himself or someone led him? once mad always will be.

reason - 4 June 2014

Clearly, there is no better contribution from the empty headed Reason than displaying his eternal hatred for Tsvangirai. Anyway,Tsvangirai is back at work fit&strong.The Highlands home remains his until mad arrogance sets in.

PISWAYI HENYU - 4 June 2014

Reason waratidza kuti uri dhuzvi remunhu hauna kukwana that's why uchinzi Reaason you must take stock of your rubbish before you write anything like Reason Wafawarova in Austrialia who has a tendency of writing rubbish all times about our beloved Right Honourable President Dr .M.R.Save Tsvangirai.Waratidza kuti hauna pfungwa for sure unovengerei Save hausi kuona kuti nyika yakaendeswa kumawere neZanu yako iyi just fucken wake up and smell the coffee you idiot like Mbiti and KaMangoma.Save ibhasikoro pamwe naamai vedu mai Elizabeth Tsvangirai for life,kana usingadi uchamama Reason.

Cde Matimati - 4 June 2014

Chokwadi chinorwadza, unebenzi ndounerake, kudzana kwaro unopururudza, chematama arikutopenga, zviripachena izvo. Pururudzai mega machinja.

reason - 4 June 2014

Its good news for those who are looking forward to a better zimbabwe

shuttle - 4 June 2014

A "better" Zimbabwe with Tsvangirai in charge? God help us!!!

jacktheswede - 4 June 2014

Tsvangirayi be cautious of everyone including your wife. She may have been set up to destroy you.

biteck - 5 June 2014

vana Reason iSHURO dzepfungwa. Havone kuti ndiye arikupenga. he is the one who is mad. a mad man does not know that he is mad until he is normal again. Fools remain fools they will die like that. even if you try to wash their brain with a wire brush.Let sleeping dogs lie.

Chandunda Wadoda - 5 June 2014

Trouble with people like "Reason" is they received a scud and a "T" shirt during the campaign period and desperately wish to get some at another election. Take it from me, Reason is eagerly looking forward to the next election, to him, it is quite enriching. I bet he is wearing his "T" shirt as we speak but the scud has long been empty, no doubt.

Mr Dete - 5 June 2014

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