14 Feb '18, 8pm

Full obit from @AFP: Morgan Tsvangirai, the enduring face of Zimbabwe's opposition dies.

Full obit from @AFP: Morgan Tsvangirai, the enduring face of Zimbabwe's opposition dies.

Morgan Tsvangirai, who has died after a battle with cancer, was the face of Zimbabwe's downtrodden opposition for decades. Jail, beatings by pro-regime thugs and perennial disappointment at the ballot box never dented the 65-year-old's desire to move the country past the decades of autocratic rule by former president Robert Mugabe and his acolytes. The leader of the opposition Movement for Democratic Change party (MDC) took his furtive first steps on the country's complex and sometimes violent political scene as a trade union activist in the 1980s. He went on to form a unity government with Mugabe after disputed elections in 2008 in which he beat the veteran autocrat -- now 93 years old -- in the first round of the vote. But violence against Tsvangirai's supporters, which he claimed cost 200 lives, prompted him to pull out of the run-off. Only outside mediation helped put ...

Full article: https://sg.news.yahoo.com/morgan-tsvangirai-enduring-face...

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