Opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai – who is fighting an aggression form of cancer of the colon – is struggling with excruciating pain, one of his closest allies told the Daily News yesterday.

The MDC leader was last Wednesday airlifted to South Africa, with his spin doctor, Luke Tambonyoka, saying that he had gone for a ‘routine’ medical check-up.

Eddie Cross, last week revealed that Tsvangirai was in sharp pain and further claimed that although President Mugabe was also suffering ill-health, he was surprised that the limelight has been focussed on Tsvangirai, who publicly revealed his illness in June last year and has been regularly undergoing treatment in neighbouring South Africa. daily news