Police are consolidating evidence gathered during investigations into the unexplained death of national hero, Retired General Solomon Mujuru, in an inferno at his Alamein Farm in Beatrice two weeks ago.
Chief police spokesperson Senior Assistant Commissioner Wayne Bvudzijena told NewsDay yesterday: “We are consolidating what we have gathered including specialists’ reports.”
Bvudzijena, however, declined to say when the outcome of the probe would be made public, saying: “The results of the investigations will be made public at the appropriate time by the appropriate authorities.”
Mujuru died under puzzling circumstances at his farmhouse where his body was burnt to ashes. The late general’s demise left an avalanche of unanswered questions with his widow, Vice-President Joice Mujuru, calling for a thorough probe into her husband’s death.
She has questioned how a distinguished soldier could fail to escape the fire from various exit points in the farmhouse.
The Vice-President said she would never rest until she was furnished with details of what exactly happened to her husband.
Other senior government officials have tried to gag the private media from questioning circumstances surrounding Mujuru’s death, claiming their reportage sought to stoke hatred and confusion.
Weekend media reports suggested South Africa–based private investigators had compiled a report which “has left the family of the late Retired General Solomon Mujuru ‘shell-shocked’.”
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But Bvudzijena dismissed the reports, saying he was unaware of any such moves and comments by the Mujuru family.
“I am not aware of such a report. We believe in the competence of our officers and professionals who attended to the scene,” he said.
“The reports are being consolidated and I am not aware of anybody from outside called to assist in the investigations.”