Zimbabwe People First (Zim PF) party president Joice Mujuru has issued a statement urging Zimbabweans to pray for fellow opposition leader, Morgan Tsvangirai, who is recuperating after surgery in South Africa.
Tsvangirai, on Monday divulged that he is suffering from cancer of the colony and that he had already commenced chemotherapy.
“We applaud the former prime minister for coming in the open about his medical condition.
“As a party, our prayers are with him and we urge Zimbabweans to give him the privacy that he needs during this time that he is on the mend,” Mujuru said.
“We believe that with all our support, prayers and care, the former PM will recover fast and resume his role as one of the leaders of our country in the shortest possible time.
“Get well soon Save. May the good Lord keep you, may his countenance shine upon you,” Mujuru said in the statement issued by her spokesperson Gift Nyandoro.
Tsvangirai revealed that doctors who attended him last month when he went down to South Africa diagnosed the disease and successfully operated on him, adding that he would undergo further medical procedures to deal with his ailment.
Announcing his condition, Tsvangirai seemed to urge President Robert Mugabe to do the same, saying “the health of national leaders, including politicians, should not be a subject of national speculation and uncertainty”.
Mugabe, 92, has over the years made numerous trips to receive medical attention for eye problems and other undisclosed health problems in the Far East.
Diplomatic cables leaked several years ago indicated that Mugabe was suffering from prostate cancer.
Tsvangirai has been unwell and looked frail in recent months and he failed to attend two mass protests by his party in Bulawayo and Mutare.
He thanked his wife for giving him love and care and declared: “I intend to confront this development (cancer) with the determination to overcome it