Sunday, March 8, 2009

Zimbabwe Update

I continue to provide updates on Zimbabwe, being that they're the world's current frontrunner in the race for massive hyperflation. To keep with the theory that "the mob" is angry, this is the latest story out of the country......another politician targeted.

Injured Tsvangirai returning to Zimbabwe for wife's funeral
HARARE, Zimbabwe (CNN) -- Zimbabwean Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai will return to the country for his wife's funeral on Wednesday, a spokesman for his Movement for Democratic Change party says. Morgan Tsvangirai leaves the hospital Saturday after being treated for injuries from a car crash.

Tsvangirai was injured Friday in a car wreck that killed his his wife of 31 years, Susan. His party is conducting its own investigation into the crash, a senior official said. Tsvangirai, who recently joined a unity government with long-time foe President Robert Mugabe, was taken to Botswana on Saturday for medical treatment, sources told CNN. Tsvangirai's MDC party will hold a rally Tuesday in honor of Susan Tsvangirai, said Nelson Chamisa, the MDC spokesperson.

He called it "a send-off rally befitting a heroine." He refused to say exactly when Tsvangirai would return to Zimbabwe. "The president (of the MDC) will definitely be back in the country in time for the burial set for Wednesday and the other formalities that go with the funeral. But I cannot give the media his itinerary as that comprises his security," Chamisa said. A Botswanan government source and a source with the prime minister's party said earlier Tsvangirai was at a hospital in Gaborone, Botswana.

A truck collided Friday with Tsvangirai's vehicle on a a busy two-lane highway between his hometown of Buhera, Zimbabwe, and the capital city of Harare. MDC members told CNN that Tsvangirai believed the driver deliberately drove toward him. The prime minister told one MDC official that "the truck came straight for him."

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