Mujuru inquest to begin Monday

An inquest into the death of Retired Army General Solomon Mujuru is due to begin on Monday at the Harare Magistrates’ Court and expected to end on Friday, according to NewsDay newspaper.


The report quoted Rex Shana, Deputy Secretary for the Judiciary Service Commission, who said the docket was now within the jurisdiction of the courts.

Mujuru died in a mysterious fire at his farmhouse outside Harare in August last year. The circumstances surrounding his death raised much suspicion and speculation that foul play may have been involved.

The farm’s evicted owner said that the house had so many windows he found it shocking a military official had failed to escape the blaze. The retired general’s gun was also reported missing.

Mujuru was the husband of Vice-President Joice Mujuru and considered a major power broker within ZANU-PF, leading one of the two main factions in the party battling to take over after Robert Mugabe.

Mujuru’s family and youths from ZANU-PF called for investigations into the mysterious fire and police have said the investigations were completed recently. But none of the findings have been revealed and it is not clear why a further inquest is regarded as necessary. – SW Radio Africa News

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