Memorial For Susan Tsvangirai To Be Held in Bulawayo

BULAWAYO – A memorial service for the late Prime Ministers’ wife, Susan Tsvangirai will be held in Bulawayo on May 16.

The Mayor of Bulawayo, Thaba Moyo confirmed that a memorial service for the late Susan Tsvangirai who passed away on 6 March in a car accident along the Harare-Masvingo Road, would be held in the country’s second city, two months down the line after her death.

The Mayor said the memorial service would bring together people of Bulawayo who did not travel to Buhera for her burial.

“This is an opportunity for people from this region to pay respects to the late Prime Minister’s wife. Not all of us managed to go for the burial but we are together in prayers with the Tsvangirai family and I am sure the Prime Minister will also be present,” he said.

Mrs Tsvangirai died when she was travelling with her husband to their home in Buhera, Manicaland, where they planned to spend the night before attending a Movement for Democratic Change meeting at the Murambinda Business Center the next day.

They were traveling in a Land Cruiser within a three car convoy when a truck contracted to the US aid agency United States Agency for International Aid (USAID) traveling in the opposite direction crossed into their lane and side-swiped their vehicle, causing it to roll over three times. Morgan said his wife’s death was an accident.

The British foreign ministry said the truck was part of an aid project jointly funded by the US and UK and that the crash appeared to be "a genuine accident".

The Prime Minister suffered minor bruises and scratches in the accident but his wife was pronounced dead at a hospital in Beatrice. She was 50 years old.