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Zimbabwe Opposition Leader Morgan Tsvangirai Dies at 65

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Zimbabwe is in mourning after the death of key opposition leader Dr Morgan Richard Tsvangirai.

Former Zimbabwe Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai. Courtesy Photo
Former Zimbabwe Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai. Courtesy Photo

Tsvangirai succumbed to colon cancer.

He died in a South Africa hospital.

Tsvangirai was leader of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC).

He was former president Robert Mugabe’s perennial challenger.

Mugabe has severally imprisoned Tsvangirai.

Mugabe and Tsvangirai shared power in 2008 after the latter won in the first round of the vote.

Tsvangirai became premier and Mugabe remained president.

And after Mugabe recent exit, Tsvangirai was expected to continue with the struggle.

MDC MOURNS MORGAN TSVANGIRAI

MDC vice president Elias Mudzuri described Tsvangirai as an icon.

Tsvangirai leaves a divided MDC with three of his deputies now jostling to fit in his shoes ahead of polls.

Tsvangirai was the opposition coalition candidate.

 

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