- Zimbabwean Prime Minster’s wife Susan Tsvangirai has died in a car crash in the country’s capital Harare today. Mrs Tsvangirai is reported to have been traveling with her husband Morgan on their way to the rural home at the start of the weekend when the accident happened.
The MDC spokesman Nelson Chamisa said Mr Tsvangirai sustained minor injuries during the accident saying he and his wife were immediately taken to the country’s city clinic for medical care.
"We have just heard that there was an accident of sorts involving the president of the party. Injuries, yes, but not critical condition, we are still assessing the actual condition," he said.
The Movement for Democratic Change sources said Mr Tsvangirai's motorcade was involved in the accident some 50 km south of Harare as he headed to his rural home in Buhera.
Local reports said Mr Tsvangirai's vehicle collided with an aid lorry in Beatrice, though it remains unclear about the cause of the accident and severity of the accident that took the life of Ms Tsvangirai.
Mrs Tsvangirai who was not a newsmaker, married Zimbabwe’s Prime Minister in 1978, had six children. She was seen on several occasion accompanying her husband during the run to elections when he was charged with treason.
Mrs Tsvangirai death comes, just less than a month after her husband was sworn in as Prime Minister into the unity government with president Robert Mugabe.
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