Zimbabwe opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai dead at 65

Wednesday - 14/02/2018 20:09
Tsvangirai had undergone 18 months of cancer treatment in neighbouring South Africa

Zimbabwe opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai died on Wednesday in South Africa after a long battle with cancer, the vice-president of his Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) party said.

"I can confirm that he died this evening. The family communicated this to me," Elias Mudzuri told Reuters.

A powerful orator from humble beginnings, Tsvangirai was arguably Zimbabwe's most popular politician and came within a whisker of unseating Robert Mugabe only to be outmanoeuvred and ultimately outlived by his long-time nemesis.

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