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Morgan Tsvangirai

former Prime Minister of Zimbabwe

Morgan Richard Tsvangirai (/ˈæŋɡɪr/; 10 March 1952 – 14 February 2018) was a Zimbabwean politician. He was Prime Minister of Zimbabwe from 2009 to 2013.[1] He was President of the Movement for Democratic Change – Tsvangirai (MDC-T) and a key figure in the opposition to former President Robert Mugabe.

Morgan Tsvangirai
Morgan Tsvangirai Oslo 2009 B.jpg
2nd Prime Minister of Zimbabwe
In office
15 February 2009 – 11 September 2013
PresidentRobert Mugabe
DeputyThokozani Khuphe
Arthur Mutambara
Preceded byRobert Mugabe (1987)
Succeeded byPosition abolished
President of the Movement for Democratic Change – Tsvangirai
Movement for Democratic Change (1999–2005)
In office
30 September 1999 – 14 February 2018
Preceded byGibson Sibanda
General Secretary of the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions
In office
10 May 1987 – 30 September 1999
Preceded byMasotsha Ndhlovu
Succeeded byWellington Chibebe
Personal details
Born
Morgan Richard Tsvangirai

(1952-03-10)10 March 1952
Gutu, Southern Rhodesia
(now Zimbabwe)
Died14 February 2018(2018-02-14) (aged 65)
Johannesburg, South Africa
Political partyZimbabwe African National Union (Before 1987)
ZANU-PF (1987–1999)
Movement for Democratic Change (1999–2005)
Movement for Democratic Change-Tsvangirai (2005–present)
Spouse(s)
Susan Mhundwa
(m. 1978; her death 2009)

Elizabeth Macheka
(m. 2011, his death)
Children7
Signature
WebsiteGovernment website
Party website

DeathEdit

Tsvangirai died on 14 February 2018 at a hospital in Johannesburg, South Africa from colorectal cancer at the age of 65.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Mugabe appoints ZANU-PF lawyer as Zimbabwe finance minister". Reuters. 10 September 2013. Archived from the original on 27 September 2013. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  2. "Zimbabwe opposition leader Tsvangirai dies". BBC News. 14 February 2018. Archived from the original on 14 February 2018. Retrieved 14 February 2018. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)