Morgan Tsvangirai – a life in pictures

Tsvangirai reads about the government’s shock defeat in a referendum on a proposed new constitution in February 2000.
Tsvangirai reads about the government’s shock defeat in a referendum on a proposed new constitution in February 2000.
Meeting Robin Cook, the then UK foreign secretary, to discuss tensions in Zimbabwe caused by the seizure of white-owned farms, in April 2000.
Meeting Robin Cook, the then UK foreign secretary, to discuss tensions in Zimbabwe caused by the seizure of white-owned farms, in April 2000.
Speaking as the leader of the Movement for Democratic Change in London’s Methodist Central Hall in April 2000, Tsvangirai urges his countrymen to go to Zimbabwe to oust Mugabe in elections. Photograph: Adam Butler/AP
Speaking as the leader of the Movement for Democratic Change in London’s Methodist Central Hall in April 2000, Tsvangirai urges his countrymen to go to Zimbabwe to oust Mugabe in elections. Photograph: Adam Butler/AP
 Zimbabwean war veterans kick and beat an effigy of Tsvangirai as tensions flare over land occupations in April 2000. Photograph: Obed Zilwa/AP
Zimbabwean war veterans kick and beat an effigy of Tsvangirai as tensions flare over land occupations in April 2000. Photograph: Obed Zilwa/AP
 Tsvangirai at a rally in Murambinda in April 2000. Photograph: Karel Prinsloo/AP
Tsvangirai at a rally in Murambinda in April 2000. Photograph: Karel Prinsloo/AP
MDC supporters at a rally in February 2002, ahead of presidential elections where Tsvangirai stood against Mugabe.
MDC supporters at a rally in February 2002, ahead of presidential elections where Tsvangirai stood against Mugabe.
Tsvangirai meets then British prime minister Gordon Brown in Downing Street on a tour of Europe and the US in June 2009.
Tsvangirai meets then British prime minister Gordon Brown in Downing Street on a tour of Europe and the US in June 2009.
Supporters hold a poster of Tsvangirai in January 2008, ahead of presidential elections in March. Photograph: Desmond Kwande/AFP/Getty Images
Supporters hold a poster of Tsvangirai in January 2008, ahead of presidential elections in March. Photograph: Desmond Kwande/AFP/Getty Images
Tsvangirai marks seven years of the MDC in October 2006, in Harare.
Tsvangirai marks seven years of the MDC in October 2006, in Harare.
Tsvangirai on his way to vote in parliamentary elections in June 2000. Photograph: Per-Anders Pettersson/Getty Images
Tsvangirai on his way to vote in parliamentary elections in June 2000. Photograph: Per-Anders Pettersson/Getty Images
Tsvangirai in hospital after the car accident that killed his wife in March 2009. Photograph: Pool/REUTERS
Tsvangirai in hospital after the car accident that killed his wife in March 2009. Photograph: Pool/REUTERS
Tsvangirai meets then British prime minister David Cameron at the House of Commons in 2012.
Tsvangirai meets then British prime minister David Cameron at the House of Commons in 2012.
MDC supporters at an election rally in July 2013 in Harare ahead of presidential elections at the end of the month. Photograph: Aaron Ufumeli/EPA
MDC supporters at an election rally in July 2013 in Harare ahead of presidential elections at the end of the month. Photograph: Aaron Ufumeli/EPA
Tsvangirai, left, and Robert Mugabe at a conference reviewing a draft constitution in Harare in October 2012. Photograph: Philimon Bulawayo/Reuters
Tsvangirai, left, and Robert Mugabe at a conference reviewing a draft constitution in Harare in October 2012. Photograph: Philimon Bulawayo/Reuters
Tsvangirai asks an armed police office to escort the MDC after their motorcade came under attack from Zanu-PF supporters in 2001.
Tsvangirai leaves the house of MDC MP Tafadzwa Musekiwa in February 2002 after it was attacked by Zanu-PF supporters.
Tsvangirai leaves the house of MDC MP Tafadzwa Musekiwa in February 2002 after it was attacked by Zanu-PF supporters.
Tsvangirai meets then US president Barack Obama in the White House in June 2009.
Tsvangirai meets then US president Barack Obama in the White House in June 2009.
South African leader Jacob Zuma shakes hands with Tsvangirai in Johannesburg at the African National Congress Headquarters in 2009.
South African leader Jacob Zuma shakes hands with Tsvangirai in Johannesburg at the African National Congress Headquarters in 2009.
Tsvangirai arrives at the high court in Harare with his wife Susan in May 2003, facing treason charges for allegedly plotting to assassinate Mugabe.
Tsvangirai arrives at the high court in Harare with his wife Susan in May 2003, facing treason charges for allegedly plotting to assassinate Mugabe.
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