Road Deaths Are a Way of Life in Africa

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The tragic highway accident last Friday that killed Susan Tsvangirai and injured her husband, Zimbabwean Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai, is under investigation by officials from Tsvangirai’s party, the Movement for Democratic Change. Early indications, however, are that the accident was the result of bad luck and worse timing for all involved, not foul play. The bitter irony, as reported in the New York Times, is that the truck that swerved head on into the Tsvangirai’s SUV to aovid a pot hole was delivering anti-retroviral drugs for AIDS treatment — the kind of mission that Tsvangarai has consistently encouraged. Accidents of […]


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