14 May 2019

Zimbabwe: Tsvangirai's MP Daughter in Kwekwe Horror Car Crash, Two Dead

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Member of parliament, Vimbayi Tsvangirai - the daughter to the late MDC founding leader Morgan Tsvangirai - is in critical condition after a car crash.

GLEN View South MP, Vimbai Java, daughter to late MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai, was admitted at Kwekwe Hospital late Monday after the car in which she and three other party officials were traveling, was involved in a head-on-collision in the Midlands town.

While details were still sketchy, reports claim two of those travelling with Java died in the accident.

MDC spokesperson Jacob Mafume confirmed the incident.

"Yes, Honourable Vimbai Java was involved in an accident last night while travelling from the provincial caucus in Bulawayo. She was in a critical but stable condition and has since been transferred to Harare for better medical care. We are still trying to get details.

"Kwekwe does not have rescue facilities, let alone medicines. So we have been in a rush to get them to Harare," said Mafume.

Java's mother and wife to the late Tsvangirai, Susan died in a car crash in 2009, leaving her husband with injuries a month after he was sworn in as the country's Prime Minister under the the 2009-2013 MDC coalition arrangement with Zanu PF.

Sources close to the MDC early Tuesday morning described Java's as "bad" and MDC leader Nelson Chamisa had visited the injured in hospital.

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