It’s been confirmed that Susan Tsvangirai, the wife of Morgan Tsvangirai, the new prime minister of Zimbabwe, has been killed in a car crash south of the capital, Harare. Morgan Tsvangirai was slightly injured. A member of Mr Tsvangirai’s MDC party, said the couple were travelling to their country home in Buhera where Mr Tsvangirai was due to hold a rally on Saturday, when their car was in collision with a truck.
The crash came just two days after Mr Tsvangirai delivered his maiden speech to parliament after being sworn in as prime minister in Zimbabwe’s government, in which the MDC is sharing power with President Mugabe’s Zanu-PF party. The Tsvangirais were married in 1978 and had six children.
We are calling our regular Zimbabwean listeners for their reactions to this sad news. This has just come in from Reuters :
Zimbabwean President Robert
Mugabe visited Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai in hospital on
Friday after his car crash, a Reuters witness said.
Tsvangirai’s wife Susan was killed in the accident. A truck
coming from the opposite direction veered off the road and
headed into Tsvangirai’s vehicle, his spokesman said.