Zimbabwe’s main opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai has died on the evening of 14 February in South Africa after a long battle with colon cancer, he was 65 years old.
The MDC leader had been in and out of hospital since 2016, with recent reports claiming his health deteriorated earlier this month and was battling for his life.
Morgan Tsvangirai rose to prominence in 1999 when he formed the Movement For Democratic Change that challenged Robert Mugabe’s Zanu PF and almost took the presidency in 2008 after a highly contested election which saw him pull out of a second run-off election.
He was part of the Unity Government 2009 to 2013 as Prime Minister which rose after interventions from the SADC and AU which urged Mugabe to have a joint government after he refused to concede defeat.
The Zimbabwean government has made a press briefing where they said they will assist the family with all expenses incurred to bring the body back home.