The body of the late MDC-T leader Mr Morgan Tsvangirai has arrived in the country from South Africa.

MDC- T national chairman Morgan Komichi has thanked government for facilitating and assisting in the repatriation of the body of Mr Tsvangirai.

He said a memorial service in the capital tomorrow before a mass body viewing on Monday at the Freedom Square.

Mr Tsvangirai will be buried on Tuesday in Humanikwa Village in Buhera, according to family spokesperson Mr Manase Tsvangirai.

The body of the late MDC-T leader and former Prime Minister Mr Morgan Tsvangirai has arrived from South Africa and will lie in state at One Commando Barracks in the capital.

Hundreds of MDC-T party supporters thronged the Robert Mugabe International Airport to receive the body of Mr Tsvangirai.

MDC-T national chairperson Mr Morgan Komichi and brother to the former Prime Minister, Mr Collins Tsvangirai thanked government for assisting in the repatriation of Mr Tsvangirai’s body.

Acting Media, Information and Broadcasting Services Minister Ambassador Simon Khaya-Moyo described the late Mr Tsvangirai as a courageous man who deserves a befitting send off.

The arrival of the body witnessed some friction as the late Mr Tsvangirai’s mother protested over the presence of Mr Nelson Chamisa and Mr Tsvangirai’s widow, Elizabeth.

Government has announced it will give the MDC-T leader a state assisted funeral.