Zimbabwe PM Tsvangirai hurt, wife killed in crash

HARARE, (Reuters) – Zimbabwean Prime Minister Morgan  Tsvangirai’s wife was killed and he was injured on Friday when a  truck slammed into their vehicle, officials in his MDC party  said. Tsvangirai suffered some head and neck wounds, state  television reported.

The MDC, which made no suggestion foul play was involved,  said Tsvangirai’s wife of 31 years, Susan, was killed in the  crash on one of Zimbabwe’s busiest and most dangerous roads.

President Robert Mugabe visited his old rival in hospital. They formed a power-sharing government in February after  months of negotiations to try to end a political and economic  crisis that has brought Zimbabwe to ruin.

“He is stable. The doctors and the family will make an  announcement in due course,” MDC Secretary-General and Finance  Minister Tendai Biti told reporters outside the hospital  treating Tsvangirai.

The crash occurred some 50 km (30 miles) south of Harare as  Tsvangirai headed to his rural home in Buhera along the potholed  Harare-Masvingo highway, one of the many routes neglected in the  economic crisis.

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