Died the leader of Zimbabwe’s opposition Morgan Tsvangirai

Morgan Tsvangirai (photo – Sky News)

At the age of 65 years died a longtime leader of Zimbabwe’s opposition Morgan Tsvangirai. About this soobshaet BBC.

Tsvangirai has rallied opposition to the regime of President Robert Mugabe’s forces in the framework of the “Movement for democratic change”.

In 1980, Tsvangirai joined Mugabe’s party and rose to the level of leadership, and after independence led the Zimbabwe Congress of trade unions.

In 1999, he founded the opposition movement. In 2007 Tsvangirai was arrested and severely beaten. He had a fractured skull and internal bleeding. Opposition rallies dispersed by force.

He was able to take the post of Prime Minister, but was unable to undertake significant reforms due to the fact that Mugabe is completely controlled by the government. In 2017, has played an important role in the overthrow of the President.

See also: Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has resigned

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