TRIBUTES PAID TO LATE MRS TSVANGIRAI


Thousands of mourners are expected to turn out in Zimbabwe’s capital, Harare, for a ceremony paying tribute to Susan Tsvangirai, on the eve of her funeral.Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai’s wife died in a road accident on Friday in which he was injured.

The ceremony is to be held at Glamis Stadium, where Mr Tsvangirai addressed a rally last month after being sworn in as prime minister.

Mr Tsvangirai said it was unlikely the crash involved foul play.

The driver of the truck that hit the couple’s car has been charged with culpable homicide.

The lawyer for Chinoona Mwanda, 35, who was bailed on Monday, said his client would plead not guilty and blamed the collision on the poor state of the road.

The premier’s party, the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC), is urging all Zimbabweans to attend the event, in remembrance of a woman who stood as a pillar of support to her husband for 31 years.

Up to 30,000 are expected to heed the call.

Mrs Tsvangirai is to be buried near the couple’s rural home in Buhera, Manicaland, on Wednesday.

SOURCED FROM BBC

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