Zimbabwe opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai dies aged 65

Zimbabwe opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai dies aged 65

BY KORI JUMA,14TH FEB 2018-Zimbabwe’s main opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai has died in South Africa, a senior official in his MDC party has said.

Mr Tsvangirai, 65, a former prime minister, had reportedly been suffering from colon cancer.

“He died this evening. The family communicated this to me,” MDC vice president Elias Mudzuri told Reuters.

Mr Tsvangirai’s career was marked by a long political struggle against former President Robert Mugabe.

He had been beaten and imprisoned numerous times.

On February 8, Mr Tsvangirai appointed Mr Nelson Chamisa, one of his three deputies, to take charge of the party while he undergoes treatment for colon cancer in South Africa.

 

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