Outpourings of grief mark the opposition leader's passing, and there is no obvious successor.Morgan Tsvangirai, the veteran Zimbabwean opposition leader who confronted Robert Mugabe's regime for many years, died on February 14th in a South African hospital after a battle with cancer, a party official said. He was 65.Tsvangirai, who founded the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) party in 1999, was among the most prominent critics of Mugabe, the long‐time authoritarian leader who was ousted from power in November.“It is sad for me to announce that we have lost our icon and fighter for democracy,” Elias Mudzuri, one of the vice‐presidents of the MDC, said on Twitter.On February 9th, senior members of his party clashed in public in a power struggle between Mudzuri and another of his deputies Nelson Chamisa, 40, over who was in charge of the party – months before key elections.Tsvangirai's death firmly places President Emmerson Mnangagwa, the ZANU‐PF veteran who took over after Mugabe's ousting, on the path to victory in elections that are to be held before July.Tsvangirai, who announced two years ago that he had been diagnosed with colon cancer, was the face of bravery in Zimbabwe opposition politics.David Coltart, a fellow opposition
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