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Zimbabwean Opposition Leader Tsvangirai Suggests He May Retire

  • ‘New hands’ needed to take struggle forward, MDC head says
  • Tsvangirai’s comments follow end of Mugabe’s 37-year reign
Morgan Tsvangirai
Morgan TsvangiraiPhotographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

The leader of Zimbabwe’s main opposition party hinted Monday at his possible retirement, less than two months after the end of his longtime foe President Robert Mugabe’s almost four-decade rule.

“We must recognize the imperative that new hands, with the full blessing of the people, must take this struggle and this country forward,” Morgan Tsvangirai of the Movement for Democratic Change said in a statement emailed from the capital, Harare.