Harare was a sea of red as MDC supporters clad in party regalia came in their thousands to honour their party leader Morgan Tsvangirai who died in South Africa after a long battle with colon cancer.
“After a powerful church service at New Life, I am now at Harvest House. We are waiting for the body of our hero. Come through,” political activist Patson Dzamara posted on his Facebook page.
The MDC described Tsvangirai as a hero who had “left his footprints on the sands of history”, in large part through his tussles – both literal and figurative – with Mugabe.
In central Harare, crowds of people wearing bright red MDC t-shirts are gathered outside the party headquarters. Many weeing with grief.