Zim police end probe into Mujuru’s death

A police probe into the death of Zimbabwe kingmaker Solomon Mujuru in a fire at his home is complete, but for the findings of a court inquest.

Zimbabwean police have wrapped up a probe into the death of former army chief Solomon Mujuru in a fire at his home but are waiting for the findings of a court inquest, media said on Friday.

“Just like [for] any Zimbabwean, this is the normal procedure that has to be conducted and as of now I cannot say anything on the case,” police Commissioner General Augustine Chihuri told The Herald newspaper.

According to the paper, police “quizzed” more than 23 people including three police officers who were guarding Mujuru’s farmhouse in Beatrice, south of Harare, when it caught fire in August.

Lawmakers including Mujuru’s widow Joice, who is Zimbabwe’s vice president, have demanded an investigation into his death.

Mujuru was the commander of Zimbabwe’s liberation war fighters and the country’s first post-independence army chief.

He was largely seen as kingmaker in President Robert Mugabe’s Zanu-PF party. — Sapa-AFP

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