In a publicised statement to the media, the Susan Nyaradzo Tsvangirai Foundation said as the nation commemorate the late premier’s wife they are remembering her life journey which was aimed at giving ordinary people “hope and dignity.”
The statement titled “In loving memory of Susan Nyaradzo Tsvangirai” with the motto “Making tomorrow better” the foundation said Susan will always be remembered.
“It is 3 years today since Amai Tsvangirai passed on. As we reflect on your life, your journey has been about bringing hope and dignity to the people of Zimbabwe and fostering a united and inclusive society that adheres to the value of peace,” the foundation said.
“We too uphold this value and we now know for certain that your nobility lives on, deep in our minds and hearts and within our society. Your name shall continue to be a rallying point for compassionate action and service to our society for the benefit of our beloved nation and its people.”
Tsvangirai’s wife died aged 52 in a car accident along the pot-holed Harare –Masvingo road when she was travelling with her husband to Buhera, their rural village to a celebration party on the premier’s appointment to his government post.
The 4X4 they were travelling in was side-swiped by a truck belonging to the USAID and the driver was arrested afterwards and was released in court later on. The investigation into the accident was never made public and Tsvangirai at that time ruled out foul play although some of his supporters feared that the premier’s life was in danger.
“As we commemorate your well lived life (Susan Tsvangirai) and we look on ahead particularly to the upcoming Women’s Day, we continue to embrace and emulate your legacy of humility and love,” the foundation said about the World Women’s Day commemorated on March 8.
“As we reach out to the elderly, orphans, marginalised and dilapidated communities, we strive to work towards “Making Tomorrow better.”