Tsvangirai


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Tsvangirai

Morgan. born 1952, Zimbabwean trade unionist and politician; leader of the Movement for Democratic Change, the main opposition party to President Mugabe's Zanu-PF since 1999
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When Mugabe took office in 1980, Mr Tsvangirai was 28-years-old working in a nickel mine.
19 ( ANI ): Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Sunday said that his government will fulfill all its promises made to the late former prime minister and opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai.
A memorial service for Tsvangirai was held in a packed church in the capital Harare, while outside hundreds of supporters of his Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) gathered.
Elias Mudzuri, a vice president of the MDC, said Mr Tsvangirai died yesterday evening in a Johannesburg hospital.
capped with a close victory in the 2008 elections, Morgan Tsvangirai s Movement for Democratic Change (MDC-T) has given President Robert Mugabe's ruling Zanu-PF party some torrid times, despite the fact that the opposition was walloped in last year's elections, managing 49 out of 210 elected seats compared to Zanu-PF's 160, and the fact that Tsvangirai won 31% of the vote compared to incumbent President Robert Mugabe's 61%.
In a two-paged affidavit deposed at Constitutional Court, Tsvangirai said his case, which was set for a Saturday hearing, would not go ahead, as the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) had not released election material he wanted to use in the challenge.
Tsvangirai, Zimbabwe's prime minister, earlier promised to take legal action against the alleged fraud perpetrated by Mugabe's officials.
Addressing thousands of people at a Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) rally, Tsvangirai called for a live debate on television, "As we move closer to the election, I am also challenging Mugabe to a live debate on television, where each one of us will articulate our policies on how to make Zimbabwe a better place.
Tsvangirai said electoral and democratic reforms demanded under the new constitution cannot be finalized by July 31.
Nor has he ceased trying to thwart and isolate Morgan Tsvangirai, the Prime Minister and bitter Mugabe opponent, with whom the Zimbabwean President has been forced to share power after last year's rigged elections.
Morgan Tsvangirai boycotted the government three weeks ago after accusing the country's president, Robert Mugabe, of not implementing the power-sharing agreement and sanctioning the harassment of opposition MDC supporters.
Tsvangirai told reporters that members of his Movement for Democratic Change party would not attend Cabinet meetings or engage in other executive work with Mugabe's party, but Tsvangirai said he remained committed to the unity agreement.