Mugabe Doubts Mujuru's Death Cause

“What happened to him here was unusual to the REX Nhongo whom I know. Kubva arara zvakadaro, hameno kuti dzimwenguva semunhu akanga achinwa zvake,akanga anwa here kana kuti hopedzakanga dzamukunda?.
“He was a very alert, very alert person, sharp minded , asiwaiti ukamuona waimudherera uchiti hapana nezviripo, he was very brave,” President Robert Mugabe told thousands of people gathered at memorial service for the late Army Chief Solomon Mujuru’s Ruzambu farm in Beatrice Saturday .
President Mugabe added, “At one point during our political meetings during the Geneva conference the late Mujuru’s hotel room was engulfed with fire coming from a cigarette he was smoking but he managed to escape. In Tanzania the same happened but he escaped. He was a tactician.”
Mujuru died on August 16 last year in a fire at his farmhouse in Beatrice, south of Harare. A fire expert told the inquest the fire could have been caused by arson or an electrical fault, but he could not be certain.
The house had no bars on the windows and the door was unlocked, raising questions as to why Mujuru simply could not have got out when the fire started.
Air force Commander Perence Shiri also said Mujuru’s death to them still remains mysterious.
We are commemorating the life of the Late Retired Army Chief although our quest to understand the cause of the fire which killed him is still a misty to us and as such his biography is yet to be fully documented,“ he said in a speech he read on behalf of Defence forces Commander Constantine Chiwenga.
This contradicts with an inquest ruling by a Harare Magistrate Walter Chikwanha who last month ruled out foul play on the death of the late Army Boss.
As a result the Mujuru family is planning to approach government asking for the exhumation of the late General’s body after failing to agree with the court ruling.