12 Mar 2009

Funeral held for Zimbabwe's PM's wife

8:25 am on 12 March 2009

The funeral has been held in Zimbabwe of the wife of Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai.

Susan Tsvangirai was buried in her home village of Humanikwa, 220km southeast of Harare on Wednesday. Around 15,000 people attended.

She died when her husband's vehicle was hit by an aid truck carrying AIDS drugs last Friday. The driver of the truck has been charged with culpable homicide.

Mr Tsvangirai, who was injured in the accident, stood silently at the graveside.

South Africa's Transport Minister Jeff Radebe told mourners that her death "should be a catalyst for Zimbabwe's political leadership to finalise outstanding issues".