Africa 14.2.2018 09:36 pm

BREAKING: Morgan Tsvangirai has died

Zimbabwe opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai is undergoing cancer treatment in neighbouring South Africa

Zimbabwe opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai is undergoing cancer treatment in neighbouring South Africa

Zimbabwe’s opposition leader has died of cancer.

Tsvangirai was being treated for cancer in Johannesburg after suffering from colon cancer.

According to reports, Tsvangirai died today and succumbed to his long battle with cancer.

Zimbabwe’s opposition MDC-T leader Tsvangirai last week Wednesday appointed one of his deputies, 40-year-old Nelson Chamisa, as acting party president.

“President Morgan Tsvangirai has with effect from today, 7 February 2018, affirmed Vice President Hon. Nelson Chamisa as the acting president of the party by operation of the constitution until the President’s return,” said Tsvagirai’s spokesperson, Luke Tamborinyoka in a Facebook post.

The announcement comes amid reports of jostling for leadership of the party among the three MDC-T vice-presidents who include Thokozani Khupe and Elias Mudzuri.

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