Police withhold death probe results

Co-Home Affairs Minister, Theresa Makone, said the police were refusing to give her an update on investigations into the death of Retired General Solomon Mujuru.

Theresa Makone
Theresa Makone

“I have not been told anything about this issue, I am being sidelined, I don’t even know what stage police have reached with the investigations. So I think the only option left for me is to ask Vice President (Joyce) Mujuru about this issue, to find whether she has received any results of the probe from the police or not,” said Makone, who is also chairperson of the Women Assembly in the MDC-T.

Mujuru died in mysterious circumstances at his Beatrice farm in August, and it is not yet known whether he died before an inferno at his house or was killed by the fire.

Police recently said they had finished the first part of investigations, but are yet to release their findings.

Last week Zimbabwean legislators demanded that the government invite foreign police from countries such as China, Russia and Britain to investigate the death of General Mujuru saying they don’t trust the local police.

Despite the calls by MPs, the police have so far rebuffed suggestions of incorporating any outside investigators into their investigating team.

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