“I can confirm to you that she is not going onto the stand and testify. I have prepared an affidavit for her, and the magistrate has granted us the permission to do so. There is a high possibility that if she goes on the stand she might become emotional. It is not the most pleasant thing that one can do to go on the witness stand and being asked questions about something that hurts you very much.
“I think we should show compassionate. There is nothing magical that she is going to say. The other thing is that we should just accord the Vice President the respect of the position that she holds, “the Mujuru family lawyer Thekor Kewada told Radio VOP in an exclusive interview at the weekend in Harare.
Vice President Joyce Mujuru is the 37th witness in the three week long high profile inquest which has failed to establish both the root cause of the fire which gutted the house of the late Solomon Mujuru and led to his death.
Failure by forensic experts to establish the cause of the deceased’s death on Friday made the Mujuru family to announce their intention to apply for the exhumation of the body of the late Army Commander for fresh examination by their private pathologist Dr Perumal.
Mujuru died in a mysterious fire outbreak in August last year.
Mujuru resigned in the army and entered into politics, and later stepped down as MP in 1995 to concentrate on his private businesses.
He was said to be very influential in ZANU (PF) power struggles.
It emerged for the first time since the death of the retired Army General Solomon Mujuru last year during the inquest hearing Friday from a Cuban pathologist and Dr Gabriel
Alviero Gonzalez, who examined the body of the deceased at One Commando that President Robert Mugabe walked in unannounced moments before a doctor was due to conduct a post-mortem.