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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.
  2. "Zimbabwe opposition leader Tsvangirai dies". BBC News. 14 February 2018. Archived from the original on 14 February 2018. Retrieved 14 February 2018.