Mrs Tsvangirai’s brother dies in road accident
A horrific road accident near Kwekwe which left Glen View South legislator Vimbai Tsvangirai-Java (MDC Alliance) in a critical but stable condition has also claimed a brother to the late MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai‘s late wife.
Tafadzwa Mhundwa, a brother to the late Susan Tsvangirai, died in last night’s accident. The accident also claimed the life of Paul Rukanda, the Glen South District Organising Secretary for the MDC.
Susan Tsvangirai herself died in another road accident in March 2009.
In a statement, the MDC Harare Province expressed shock at the turn of events, coming just ten days before they go for a Congress in Gweru.
The party’s secretary for information and publicity for Harare Province, Fani Munengami said: “The MDC Harare Province through its Chairman, Hon Chikombo has learnt with a heavy heart on the untimely death through a horrific road accident of Paul Rukanda, the Glen South District Organ Sec and Sekuru Mundwa, a brother to the late MDC founding President, Dr M. R. Tsvangirai’s wife.
“Glen South MP, Hon Vimbayi Java Tsvangirai, who was also in the same vehicle, is recovering and in a stable condition at a local hospital.
“The accident happened between Kwekwe and Kadoma as they were travelling to Harare after attending MDC Provincial caucuses in Matebeleland and Midlands. Hon Vimbayi is campaigning to be the National Women’s Assembly Secretary General.”
In a brief condolence message, MDC Harare Provincial chairman, Hon Chikombo said that Harare had lost one of the pillars of our struggle.
“The late Paul Rukanda was a hard working person who had sacrified a lot in the struggle for the democratisation of our nation and for him to die at a crucial time like this is a sad loss to the MDC family and he will be sadly missed.
“Funeral arrangements will be be announced in due course.” — ZOOMZimbabwe