Zimbabwe’s opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai diagnosed with colon cancer

Zimbabwe’s main opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai has revealed he has cancer. He is currently receiving treatment in neighbouring South Africa.

Tsvangirai said it was important for national leaders to disclose their health status.

“As a leader and a public figure, I have taken a decision to make public my condition,” Tsvangirai said, adding that he had an operation last month and was receiving chemotherapy treatment in neighbouring South Africa.

“It is my firm belief that the health of national leaders, including politicians, should not be a subject of national speculation and uncertainty.”

The Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) leader said though his condition was unfortunate, he intended to confront “this development with the determination to overcome it”.

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