Zim PM Tsvangirai expected back at work on Tuesday

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Harare - Zimbabwean Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai is expected back in the country on Tuesday from Durban, South Africa, where he has been resting and recuperating in the wake of the tragic accident that claimed the life of his wife, Susan.

The Prime Minister's Office has confirmed that Mr Tsvangirai would be returning Tuesday to resume duties.

"He is coming on Tuesday. Mr Tsvangirai says he has rested enough to resume his duties as Prime Minister," his office said.

Mr Tsvangirai is expected to officially open the two-day national tourism stakeholders' conference that begins on Wednesday.

The Ministry of Tourism and Hospitality Industry, through the Zimbabwe Tourism Authority and the Zimbabwe Council for Tourism, is organising the conference.

Mr Tsvangirai was on compassionate leave in South Africa where he was also receiving medical attention. The Prime Minister was injured in the accident, which killed his wife Susan, on 6 March along the Harare-Masvingo Road.

The couple was travelling to their rural home in Buhera when the accident occurred.
Mr Tsvangirai flew to South Africa with his children on 14 March.