Saturday, 7 March 2009

Morgan Tsvangirai's accident

Zimbabwean Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai was injured in a car crash on the outskirts of the capital Friday and his wife was killed, officials said.

Tsvangirai had been traveling to a weekend rally in the prime minister's home region, south of Harare, when their car sideswiped a truck, his spokesman James Maridadi said. No other details on the crash were immediately available.

Maridadi initially said the injuries to the Tsvangirais and an aide who also was in the car were not life-threatening. Later, two officials from the Movement for Democratic Change party told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity that 50-year-old Susan Tsvangirai was dead and that an official statement would come later from the family - Yahoo News

For those who don't know, Morgan Tsvanirai is the official opposition in Zimbabwe and was only recently sworn-in as the Prime Minister by Robert Mugabe - he had no choice..

Was this accident just an unfortunate tragedy or something more?

BTW.. the life expectancy for a man in Zimbabwe is 37 and for a woman is 34.. I will be 34 next month.. frightening..

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