Morgan Tsvangirai Birthday (March 10th)

Morgan Tsvangirai Birthday (March 10th)

Morgan Tsvangirai Birth Details

Tsvangirai was born in 10th March 1952, in Gutu, Rhodesia.

Early Life of Morgan Tsvangirai

•Morgan Tsvangirai was the son of a carpenter and bricklayer.
•Morgan Tsvangirai had nine siblings.
•Morgan Tsvangirai left his school in 1974.
•Morgan Tsvangirai worked for the Trojan Nickel Mine in Mashonal and Central.
•Morgan Tsvangirai spent ten years at the mine, joining as plant operator and becoming general foreman. Presently his rural home is Buhera, which is in the south east of Harare.

Importance of Morgan Tsvangirai

•Morgan Tsvangirai is known as a trade unionist and human rights activist.
•Morgan Tsvangirai is president of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC).
•It is a majority party in Zimbabwe, and Morgan is the chief personality who stands in opposition to Zimababwe's president, Robert Mugabe.

Morgan Tsvangirai Political Contribution

•In 1980, Morgan Tsvangirai, joined the Zanu-PF party led by Robert Mugabe.
•Tsvangirai was a dedicated Mugabe supporter.
•Morgan Tsvangirai emerged as a popular and passionate worker of the party thus becoming one of the party's senior officials.
•Morgan Tsvangirai is also popularly known for his job in the Zimbabwean trade union movement.
•In the movement where Morgan Tsvangirai served the responsibility of branch chairman of the Associated Mine Workers' Union.
•Morgan Tsvangirai later became the elected member of the executive of the National Mine Workers' Union.
•In 1989, Morgan Tsvangirai became the Secretary-General of the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions.
•It was the umbrella trade union organization in the country.
•As Morgan Tsvangirai power and that of the movement increased his relationship with the Government worsened.
•Morgan Tsvangirai became a victim of planned and government encouraged harassment and violence. There were three assassination attempts.
•In one of the attacks, some unknown assailants stormed in Morgan Tsvangirai office and tried to toss him out of the window.

Morgan Tsvangirai Movements

•Robert Mugabe ordered a military unit into a massacre in Matabeleland in association with the Minister of Defence, Enos Nkala.
•Due to the hint of an alleged, counter-revolution was being planned by Joshua Nkomo.
•The operation was given a code name, Gukurahundi.
•Morgan Tsvangirai was a Zanu-PF official, at that time.
•Morgan Tsvangirai had periodically visited the mass graves of the victims in Tsholotsho, Kezi, Lupane, Nkayi and Matabeleland.
•In 2001, addressing villagers in Maphisa Morgan Tsvangirai said: “This was a barbaric operation by Zanu-PF. It should never have happened. It was a sad episode in our history and the MDC will evidently want to see justice being done if it comes to power. Such human rights abuses should be revisited and those responsible will have to account for their actions.”

Honor for Morgan Tsvangirai

•In 2001, Morgan Tsvangirai was honored with the prestigious 2001 Solidar Silver Rose Award. The award stands for the outstanding achievement by an individual or organization in the activities of civil society and in bringing about a good and justified society.
•At all times it has been said, for world stability, the Solider Silver Rose Award winners: “show the positive change that can be brought about by resolute individuals and organizations.”

Movement for Democratic Change

•In 1999 Morgan Tsvangirai initiated and organized the Movement for Democratic Change.
•It was an opposition party opposed to Robert Mugabe's rule.
•In the year 2002, Morgan Tsvangirai lost presidential election to Robert Mugabe of the ruling Zanu-PF party.
•There were widespread allegations that Mugabe had won the election through the use of violence, media partiality, and exploitation of the voters' list.

Arrest

•Morgan Tsvangirai was arrested after the 2000 elections and charged with sedition.
•This charge was later rejected.
•Morgan Tsvangirai was arrested on the basis of suspect that Morgan Tsvangirai had threatened President Robert Mugabe. The leaders and the supporters of the Movement for Democratic Change decided at a rally that if Mr Mugabe did not want to step down before the upcoming elections of 2002 "we will remove you violently."
•Morgan Tsvangirai said that he has warned President Robert Mugabe that "There is a long line of dictators who have refused to go peacefully — and the people have removed them violently," Morgan Tsvangirai said.
•In May, 2003 Morgan Tsvangirai was arrested soon after delivering a press conference, the government alleged Morgan Tsvangirai had provoked violence. In the press conference Morgan Tsvangirai had lectured: “From Monday, 2nd June to 6th June (today), Mugabe was not in charge of this country. He was busy marshaling his forces of repression against the sovereign will of the people of Zimbabwe. However, even in the context of the brutalities inflicted ahead of them, the people's spirit of resistance was not broken. The sound of gunfire will never silence their demand for change and freedom.”

Morgan Tsvangirai Declaration

•On June 22, 2008, Morgan Tsvangirai declared at a press conference that Morgan Tsvangirai was retreating from the run-off, as it was a “violent sham" and expressed that his supporters risked being killed if they voted for him.
•Morgan Tsvangirai vowed that the MDC would go on and that its victory could "only be delayed."
•Soon after his declaration, Mr. Morgan Tsvangirai took refuge at the Dutch Embassy in Harare, mentioning concern for his safety.