Elizabeth Tsvangirai says the government should fix the dilapidated health care system in the country.

This follows the tragic death of singer Garry Mapanzure who spent 12 hours without getting proper medical attention.

Tsvangirai said the government has to improve emergency and healthcare services, particularly in provincial hospitals.

Posting on Instagram, Elizabeth said: “Losing a child is every parent’s worst and most painful nightmare.”

“May the God of all comfort, comfort the Musendekwa family, Mushati family and the Mapanzure family.

“I will continue to pray for their souls as I also pray for a speedy recovery for those in critical care. Rest in Peace Garry, Ashley, Tino and all those who went to be with The Lord this week.

“It is my prayer that our government will increase the number and quality of public health facilities and emergency services in each district / province to give everyone a fighting chance. Our provincial hospitals should be able to provide critical and specialised care for all.”