(February 15, 2018): Zimbabwe’s main opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai has died in South Africa.
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.
Morgan Tsvangirai was an incredibly brave man who risked his life to stand up to the authoritarian rule of Robert Mugabe.