“The politburo met today and unanimously declared that Comrade Solomon Mujuru a national hero. He will be buried on Saturday,” Zanu PF spokesperson Rugare Gumbo said on Wednesday.
Mujuru, who was husband to Vice President Joice Mujuru was burnt beyond recognition and police have launched a probe to find out out what happened to one of the commanders of Zimbabwe African National Liberation Army (ZANLA) during the 1970’s war of liberation. He died aged 62.
No statement has been issued on the circumstances that led to his death.
Mujuru served as commander in the Zimbabwe National Army from 1980 and was promoted to a full General in 1992, the year he later retired. He was Member of Parliament for Chikomba from 1994 to the year 2000.
In a shocking move President Robert Mugabe appointed Vice President Joice Mujuru the acting President at a time when she is mourning her husband. The other Vice President, John Nkomo is reportedly ill.
Mugabe went to the annual Sadc summit in Luanda, Angola on Tuesday.