Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

BUSINESS DAILY

Chinese textile wholesalers open Marseille site

Read more

IN THE PRESS

Meet Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer: Angela Merkel's 'mini-me'

Read more

IN THE PRESS

Major French student union rocked by sexual assault claims

Read more

THE INTERVIEW

Photographer Pete Souza shares his ‘portrait’ of Obama

Read more

EYE ON AFRICA

Zuma ally Atul Gupta challenges asset freeze

Read more

MEDIAWATCH

Gun control continues to trend on US social media

Read more

THE DEBATE

Trump, guns and school shootings: Can students help change gun control laws?

Read more

FOCUS

What's behind Germany's steep drop in juvenile crime?

Read more

ENCORE!

Music show: Duck Duck Grey Duck, Femi Kuti, Starchild & the New Romantic

Read more

Africa

Tsvangirai's car hit by US contractor's truck, report says

Latest update : 2009-03-07

The truck involved in the car crash that killed Zimbabwean Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai's wife belonged to a contractor working for the US and British governments, according to news reports. Tsvangirai has been hospitalised in Harare.

AFP - The truck involved in the car crash that killed the wife of Zimbabwe Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai belonged to a contractor working for the US and British governments, ABC News said Friday quoting unnamed US officials.
   
The truck, which had a USAID insignia on it, was purchased by US government funds and its driver was hired by a British development agency, the report said.
   
USAID stands for the US Agency for International Development.
   
While on a routine delivery route, the truck apparently swerved into ongoing traffic and sideswpied the car the Tsvangirais were driving in, causing it to overturn several times, they added.
   
The officials said the truck has been impounded by authorities in Zimbabwe and its driver placed under arrest.
   
Susan Tsvangirai was killed Friday and her husband was hurt in the accident that happened as they headed to their hometown in Buhera district.
   
The prime minister was taken to private hospital and is in a stable condition, Zimbabwe Finance Minister Tendai Biti told reporters after visiting him.
 

Date created : 2009-03-07

COMMENT(S)