Zimbabwe’s opposition leader, Morgan Tsvangirai, dies

Opposition leader of the movement for Democratic Change-Tsvangirai (MDC-T) Morgan Tsvangirai gestures during a press conference on February 5 2016 in Harare. Last month the WFP said 14 million people across southern Africa faced going hungry due to the prolonged drought, with the cost of maize -- the regional staple -- in Malawi 73 percent higher than average. "People have no money in their pockets -- a situation exacerbated by food shortages," Morgan Tsvangirai, leader of the opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) told a news conference in Harare. / AFP / JEKESAI NJIKIZANA (Photo credit should read JEKESAI NJIKIZANA/AFP/Getty Images)

Morgan Tsvangirai, a longtime opposition leader of Zimbabwe, has died.

His death was announced by his political party, the Movement for Democratic Change, on Wednesday night. He was 65.

Mr. Tsvangirai reportedly suffered colon cancer prior to his death.

He served as Zimbabwe’s prime minister with Robert Mugabe as president under a power-sharing arrangement that lasted between 2009 and 2013.

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