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Zimbabwe: Morgan Tsvangirai, a political leader who fought for human rights

Morgan Tsvangirai was a courageous politician who also stood up for human rights for the people of Zimbabwe, often at personal cost, Amnesty International said following the death of the opposition leader last night.

Deprose Muchena, Amnesty’s Regional Director for Southern Africa, said:

“As a political leader, Morgan Tsvangirai inspired hopes of millions of Zimbabweans at times when human rights were under threat.

“His death will be felt as a serious blow by those who continue to struggle for human rights, rule of law and social justice in Zimbabwe.”

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