Category: Morgan

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Zimbabwe: What’s subsequent for MDC after Morgan Tsvangirai?

The death of Morgan Tsvangirai, Zimbabwe’s totemic opposition leader, has left supporters in mourning – and his party having to navigate a precarious leadership transition ahead of landmark presidential elections. In Tsvangirai’s place, the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) installed on Thursday Nelson Chamisa as its acting president for 12 months. This means the 40-year-old…

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Zimbabwe opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai

Morgan Tsvangirai, Zimbabwe’s former prime minister, was no stranger to tough times – both inside and outside of politics. The 65-year-old opposition leader passed away on Wednesday after a long battle with colon cancer, officials from within his Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) party said. “We mourn the sad passing on of an indefatigable fighter…

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Zimbabwe opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai dies

Zimbabwe opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai has died aged 65 after a battle with cancer, party officials have said. Elias Mudzuri, a vice president of the Movement for Democratic Change party, reported Tsvangirai’s death in a post on Twitter on Wednesday. “It is sad for me to announce that we have lost our icon and fighter for democracy,”…