Zimbabwe's Prime Minister Injured and Wife Killed in Collision
Zimbabwe's Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai was injured and his wife Susan was killed Friday after their car collided with a truck while traveling to to their rural home.
Tsvangirai was sworn into his position just last month after years of public opposition to former President Robert Mugabe.
The couple were traveling home for a Saturday rally at their home in the eastern district of Buhera.
A spokesman for Tsvangirai told the Los Angeles Times that a truck hit the couple's car, the second in a three-car convoy, which rolled three times. Tsvangirai's wife was thrown from the car.
Mugabe and his wife visited Tsvangirai in the hospital along with Defense Minister Emmerson Mnangagwa and Reserve Bank Gov. Gideon Gono, the Los Angeles Times reported.
Tsvangirai's injuries are not believed to be serious.
Though the prime minister has faced several assassination attempts, there is no evidence to show that Friday's crash was foul play. Zimbabwe is widely known for the poor condition of its highways.
The Tsvangirais had been married for 31 years and had six children.