Here's a look at the life of Zimbabwe's Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai.
Personal Birth date: March 10, 1952
Birth place: Gutu, Masvingo, Southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe)
Birth name: Morgan Richard Tsvangirai
Father: Chibwe Tsvangirai, a bricklayer
Mother: Lydia Zvaipa
Marriages: Elizabeth Macheka (September 15, 2012 - present); Lorcadia Karimatsenga (November 18, 2011 - November 30, 2011, divorce); Susan (Nyradzo) Tsvangirai (1978 - March 6, 2009, her death)
Children: with Loretta Nyathi: Ethan, 2010; with Susan: (daughters) Millicent, Vimbai, Rumbidzai, (sons) Edwin, Vincent, Garikai
Other Facts: Is the oldest of nine children.
Left school at age 16 to help support his family.
In the power-sharing plan he serves as Chairman of the Council of Ministers and Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet as well as Prime Minister.
Timeline: 1974 - 1984 - Union member and organizer at the Trojan Nickel Mine. He starts at the mine as a plant operator and rises to general foreman in 1975.
1988 - Becomes secretary-general of the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU).
1989 - Persuades ZCTU to cut ties with ZANU-PF, the Zimbabwe African National Union - Patriotic Front. Serves several weeks in prison on charges of being a South African spy.
1997 - Leads a national strike, the first in the nation's history, demanding economic reforms to combat Zimbabwe's high inflation and unemployment rate.
1997 - Days after leading a strike, is beaten unconscious and nearly killed in his ZCTU office by supporters of President Robert Mugabe.
1998 - Co-creates the National Constitutional Assembly, a civic society organization seeking to curb Mugabe's presidential power.
September 11, 1999 - The Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) is launched with Tsvangirai as president.
2001 - Is arrested for alleged threats to President Mugabe.
February 25, 2002 - Is arrested and charged with treason in a suspected plot to assassinate President Mugabe.
March 9, 2002 - Loses to President Mugabe in the presidential election.
February 3, 2003 - Trial on charges of treason and attempted assassination begins.
June 2 and 6 - 20, 2003 - Is arrested and later jailed for allegedly violating the Public Order and Security Act by encouraging a general strike lasting five days in the capital city of Harare.
October 15, 2004 - Is acquitted of the February 2002 treason charges by Zimbabwe's High Court.
March 11, 2007 - Is severely beaten while in police custody after being arrested on his way to an anti-government protest rally.