Tsvangirai back to work after medical check-up

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Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai arrives in Harare tomorrow from Durban, South Africa, where he has been resting and recuperating in the wake of the tragic accident that claimed his wife, Susan.

His office said this afternoon that Tsvangirai would be returning Tuesday morning to resume his duties.

His duty roaster indicates that he is to officially open the two-day national tourism stakeholders’ conference that begins on Wednesday. “He is coming on Tuesday. He says he has rested enough to resume his duties as Prime Minister,” the office said.

On Thursday he is expected to chair the Council of Ministers meeting and in addition to other engagements, he will officiate at the Zimbabwe Institute of Management annual gala dinner on Friday, according to his office.

PM Tsvangirai was on compassionate leave in South Africa where he was also receiving medical attention.

Before he left for SA, prime minister thanked Zimbabweans and the world at large for showing compassion during his most difficult time.

He wrote in his official website, “I write simply to say thank you. For your kind condolences, for your personal visits during our family’s time of mourning. For attending, in your thousands, the services in Zimbabwe, Johannesburg and London. For your thoughts, prayers, messages, and continued expressions of hope for a new Zimbabwe.

While deeply saddened and shocked by this precipitous loss in my life, I remain resolute that none who’ve spent their waking moments — sometimes decades — struggling for freedom and prosperity shall have done so in vain.

But let me take this tragic occasion to say, let us never ever forget the critical role of our families, too — children, fathers, husbands, mothers and…wives — who may never have chosen to be directly engaged in the struggle for freedom and democracy, but without who’s support none of us would be where we are today. Let us never forget the sacrifices of our family members. Let us never fail to appreciate the role they play”

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