MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai has revealed that he is battling colon cancer.Tsvangirai confirmed in a statement early Monday that, doctors in both Zimbabwe and South Africa, had conducted tests and confirmed he had cancer.
“On May 8, 2016, my Zimbabwean doctors referred me to South Africa, where a further diagnosis revealed that I am suffering from cancer of the colon,” he said.
Tsvangirai missed a crucial MDC-T protest rally in Mutare last week, with the party saying he had gone for a routine review.
In a dig at President Robert Mugabe, the Movement for Democratic Change leader said it was his "firm belief" that "the health of national leaders, including politicians, should not be a subject of national speculation and uncertainty."
Mugabe, 92, travels frequently to Singapore for medical attention for what two years ago was officially put down to cataract treatment. A fuller explanation has never been given.