MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai has died. The news was confirmed by one of his deputy presidents Elias Mudzuri on Twitter this evening:
As you are aware that our MDC T President, Dr Morgan Richard Tsvangirai has not been feeling well for some time, it is sad for me to announce that we have lost our icon and fighter for democracy. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family, the party and the nation at this hour.
— Elias Mudzuri (@EngMudzuri) February 14, 2018
Tsvangirai had been battling colon cancer for sometime now and was admitted in South Africa where he was receiving treatment. Before leaving for treatment in South Africa, Tsvangirai hinted at stepping down as leader of the opposition party to make way for the younger generation. However, this seems to have disorganised the opposition as different leaders are battling to succeed him. All three vice presidents of the party, Nelson Chamisa, Thokozani Khupe and Elias Mudzuri are interested in taking over from Tsvangirai.
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