ITUC Mourns the Passing of Morgan Tsvangirai

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The passing of Morgan Tsvangirai is a great tragedy. The ITUC conveys its condolences to his family and the people of Zimbabwe.

Union leaders from across the world have deep respect for a union leader and freedom fighter who endured great personal attack in the quest for a free and independent democracy in his beloved Zimbabwe.

As President of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC), he has been a key figure in the opposition to the authoritarianism of the former President, Robert Mugabe. His commitment to democratic rights and freedoms included the rights of workers and the role of independent unions.

The ITUC puts on record the honor we have had to know and work with this great comrade whose courage and lifelong commitment to progressive values and democracy is legendary.

Vale Morgan Tsvangirai