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Latest update : 2009-03-07

A police escort could have prevented the car crash that killed the wife of Morgan Tsvangirai and injured the Zimbabwe Prime Minister, the country's finance minister Tendai Biti said, adding that the MDC party would launch an investigation.

AFP - A police escort could have prevented the car crash that killed the wife of Zimbabwe Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai and injured him, the country's finance minister said Saturday.
   
"If there had been a police escort, what happened could not have happened," said Tendai Biti, who is also the number two leader of Tsvangirai's Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) party.
   
"The authorities could have avoided this omission."
   
An MDC lawmaker said earlier the party will insist on an independent probe into the crash.
   
Biti said: "Police are making their own investigation, we are also making our own."
   
Police said Tsvangirai's car collided with a truck on Friday which crossed into the oncoming lane and side-swiped the prime minister's vehicle, causing it to roll several times.
   
The truck belonged to a US aid agency "partner" for AIDS drug delivery, a US embassy official said.
   
Tsvangirai, a longtime rival of President Robert Mugabe, recently became prime minister in a unity government aimed at ending months of political turmoil.

Date created : 2009-03-07

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