Mujuru death findings not ready for public — police


It’s now a month and two weeks after the death of Retired Army General Solomon Mujuru in a suspicious inferno at his Beatrice Farm and police are still tight-lipped on progress in their investigations.

Last month the police said they were consolidating evidence gathered during investigations and ever since, the nation has been waiting eagerly to know the circumstances surrounding the death of the national hero and husband to Vice-President Joice Mujuru.

But yesterday police chief spokesperson Senior Assistant Commissioner Wayne Bvudzijena said they would not be pressured into prematurely discussing the outcome of their investigations.

“No comment. The time will come for members of the public to know. We cannot be stampeded by anyone into discussing something prematurely,” he said.

Last week debate on condolences to the Mujuru family was adjourned after most ministers did not turn up at Parliament resulting in the House failing to form a quorum.

More than 25 members are needed to form a quorum.
Zanu PF Chief Whip Joram Gumbo insisted the MPs had not disrespected the late national hero and his family as most walked out after realising a few ministers were in the House yet the main business of the day was to question them.

Mujuru died under unclear 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 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.
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.