Zimbabwe’s Opposition Leader, Morgan Tsvangirai dies at age 65
London, 14, 2018 (AltAfrika)-Morgan Tsvangirai, Zimbabwe’s longtime opposition leader and former prime minister, has died in a South African hospital at the age of 65, according to MDC party spokesman Nelson Chamisa.
A miner and a fighter
He joined ZANU-PF in 1980 after Zimbabwe’s independence and rose quickly through the ranks
But Tsvangirai pulled out of the second round, declaring he could “no longer participate in a race that’s been marred by the widespread intimidation, torture, mutilation and murder” of his followers.
The two longtime rivals signed a power-sharing deal that allowed Mugabe to remain President and made Tsvangirai the prime minister in a unity government from 2009 to 2013.