Mujuru Family to Set Up Trust Foundation

The Mujuru family made an open invitation to the public in the state controlled weekly Sunday Mail advising of the combined memorial service and an official launch of the Solomon Tapfumaneyi Ruzambu Mujuru Trust Foundation.
The function comes a month after a Harare Magistrate Walter Chikwanha ruled out foul play on the death of the late Army Boss.
Joel Mujuru could not be reached to shed light on the function as his mobile phone was not available.
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.
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.
Mujuru, popularly known by his guerrilla name Rex Nhongo, was married to Vice-President Joice Mujuru and deputy head of Mugabe’s liberation army ZANLA in the 1970s. Mujuru headed a ZANU-PF faction that wanted Joice Mujuru to eventually succeed Mugabe as party and state president.
Mujuru, who helped Mugabe consolidate power in the 1970s, was a backroom political player whose standing was raised when he persuaded Mugabe to back Joice as one of the party vice presidents at a 2004 ZANU-PF congress.