Tsvangirai going back home on Tuesday

HARARE – Zimbabwe Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai is expected back in the country on Tuesday from Durban, South Africa, where he has been resting and recuperating at the invitation of ANC President Jacob Zuma in the wake of the tragic accident that claimed his wife, Susan.

The Prime Minister’s Office confirmed yesterday that PM Tsvangirai would be returning tomorrow to resume his duties.

PM Tsvangirai is expected to officially open the two-day national tourism stakeholders’ conference that begins on Wednesday.

The Ministry of Tourism and Hospitality Industry, through the Zimbabwe Tourism Authority and the Zimbabwe Council for Tourism, is organising the conference.

"He is coming on Tuesday. He says he has rested enough to resume his duties as Prime Minister," the office said.

The Prime Minister will chair the Council of Ministers meeting on Thursday and in addition to other engagements, he will officiate at the Zimbabwe Institute of Management annual gala dinner on Friday, according to his office.

PM Tsvangirai was on compassionate leave in South Africa where he was also receiving medical attention.

The Prime Minister was injured in a car accident, which killed his wife Susan on March 6 along the Harare-Masvingo Road.

The couple was travelling to their rural home in Buhera when the accident occurred.

Premier Tsvangirai flew to South Africa with his children soon after the burial of national hero Retired General Vitalis Zvinavashe on March 14.