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Zimbabwe

Morgan Richard Tsvangirai

Date of Birth: 10 March 1954
Place of Birth: Gutu, Zimbabwe
Died: 14 February 2018


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Turbulent beginnings

The MDC had a turbulent 2018: the death of founder Morgan Tsvangirai a bitter leadership contest a rushed and poorly-funded election campaign all under a sustained barrage from ZANU-PF backed by the state (AC Vol 59 No 4 After Tsvangirai)...


Finding for the government

According to one witness in Mutare during the funeral of MDC founder Morgan Tsvangirai in February supporters of the MDC's Nelson Chamisa threatened to burn a hut with Thokozani Khupe Vice-President of the splinter MCD-Tsvangirai in it...


The house of hunger revisited

In the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) the direction of its late leader Morgan Tsvangirai was central in everyone's calculations...


This bum for hire

A former Israeli intelligence operative and arms dealer Ben-Menashe gained notoriety as Robert Mugabe's lobbyist and for having given prosecution evidence against the late Zimbabwean opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai at his trial on trumped up charges of treason in 2004...


The dollars after the votes

That split the traditional ZANU-PF vote and allowed the MDC's Morgan Tsvangirai to come out on top in the first round of the presidential elections even though the opposition faced far more restrictive conditions than today...

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How to fix a coalition

After Morgan Tsvangirai's death in February both Chamisa and Khupe claimed that they should inherit the leadership (AC Vol 59 No 4 After Tsvangirai)...

The death of the MDC's founding leader Morgan Tsvangirai on 14 February shifted the dial again...

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After Tsvangirai

The death of veteran opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai announced on 14 February has prompted a massive show of grief and support for one of the doughtiest campaigners against the ruling Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front...

Farewell to the 'people's general' Opposition activists loved to refer to Morgan Tsvangirai as the 'People's General' as a way of countering the military's gibes about his lack of liberation war credentials...


Old ZANU-PF in new bottles

It is unlikely that Morgan Tsvangirai who has been seriously ill will have the strength to shepherd the party into a new leadership so leaving the factions to fight it out among themselves...

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The crocodile snaps back

There are signs that veteran Movement for Democratic Change leader Morgan Tsvangirai has been offered a role in a transitional government along with Joice Mujuru who was sacked as Vice-President three years ago...

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