Zimbabwe loses opposition head
ZIMBABWE’s opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai has died, the vice president of his Movement for Democratic Change party has said.
Mr Tsvangirai, 65 and a former prime minister, reportedly had colon cancer.
He was the country’s most popular politician who rose from leading the mining union to political struggles with President Robert Mugabe.
The brutal and unpopular Mr Mugabe resigned in December to avoid being toppled.
Elections are due within six months and Mr Tsvangirai's death leaves his party in disarray and gives strength to Mr Mugabe’s ZANU-PF party, led by Emmerson Mnangagwa.