Things are quickly going from worse to worse in the poverty-stricken nation of Zimbabwe where Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai’s wife, Susan, was killed yesterday in a car crash. The couple had been married for over 30 years and had six children.


The accident, which also injured her husband (above, with his wife), occurred some 30 miles from Harare, the capital, and is already raising serious concerns for foul play.

And why not?

PM Tsvangirai came to office less than a month ago as part of a power-sharing agreement with long-time Zimbabwean dictator Robert Mugabe — who vocally (and violently) resisted its implementation. While there is no evidence as-yet linking Mugabe to the accident, numerous African media sources are raising red flags.

Compounding the tragedy is news that the truck which hit the Tsvangirais was carrying a large shipment of condoms — yes condoms — as part of an HIV prevention program funded by USAID. In a country hard-hit by the ravages of AIDS, the truck’s role in this incident is both ironic and unfortunate in the most truly literal of senses.

We send our deepest condolences to the Trvangirai family and pray this horrific accident is just that — an accident — and does not drive Zimbabwe into even further political and social decline. As one of the poorest and harshest-ruled nations on Earth, Zimbabwe can nary afford even the tiniest setback.



One Response to “WE’RE CONCERNED ABOUT: Zimbabwe”

  1. […] weeks after the tragic death of his wife, Zimbabwe Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai has suffered yet another blow with the senseless loss of […]

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