Zim­babwe’s Ts­van­gi­rai dies

Irish Daily Mail - - News -

ZIM­BABWE’S main op­po­si­tion leader Mor­gan Ts­van­gi­rai has died after a bat­tle with colon can­cer.

Elec­tions are sched­uled in the coun­try in Au­gust, less than a year after for­mer pres­i­dent Robert Mu­gabe re­signed un­der pres­sure from the mil­i­tary and the rul­ing Zanu-PF party. Mr Ts­van­gi­rai, 65, pic­tured, had dom­i­nated the op­po­si­tion since form­ing the MDC party in 1999.

He had been de­tained by Mu­gabe’s gov­ern­ment on nu­mer­ous oc­ca­sions over his vo­cal crit­i­cism of the regime.

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