Vice President Nkomo was last month reportedly admitted to a South African hospital with a “life threatening” cancer-related illness. The reports alleged that Nkomo was “weak and unable to walk unaided” when he was admitted at the unnamed private clinic.
Nkomo, 76, has not appeared in public over the past two weeks following the reports that he had collapsed at his home in Harare before being airlifted to South Africa.
Efforts to get a comment from the Nkomo family proved fruitless as the landline to the Nkomo residents in Harare’s Milton Park was not being answered.
Vice President Mujuru appeared on ZBC TV looking very distraught and traumatised by the death of her husband in a fire accident at their farm house in Beatrice, early Tuesday morning.
The Police’s forensics team was investigating the cause of the fire which engulfed the entire house and burnt the former army general’s body beyond recognition.
The body has since been taken to one commando barracks for more pathological tests to ascertain the real cause of death.