Speed up Investigations on Mujuru's death: Parly Tells Police

Members of Parliaments across the political divide from President Robert Mugabe’s Zanu (PF) and the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) led by Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai said the police must tell the nation of Zimbabwe what were their findings in the investigations that were started over a month ago.

The MPs were debating a motion in the House of Assembly to sent condolence messages to the Mujuru family after the death of general Mujuru in August. The debate was moved by Zanu (PF) MP Kudakwashe Bhasikiti.

MDC legislator Eric Matinenga who is also a cabinet minister said: “We appeal to the police investigating this matter to provide people with the latest information. Let’s be honest with ourselves the people of this country are thirsty of information and want to know what happened.”

He said police should furnish people with whatever information is there, no matter how little to avoid speculation.

Eddie Cross another MDC MP extended his condolences to the Mujurus saying it was sad that Mujuru died in the manner he did.

“I personally mourn the death of General Mujuru. It was a great tragedy that he (Mujuru) died in this way,” Cross said in parliament.

Retired Brigadier general Ambrose Mutinhiri, a Zanu (PF) MP, said General Mujuru was one of Zimbabwe’s finest freedom fighters. Mutinhiri trained Mujuru when the latter joined Zipra before he joined Zanla forces in the liberation struggle.

“The story of Zimbabwe cannot be told without mentioning the name of Solomon Mujuru. The liberation struggle cannot be told without mentioning the name of Solomon Mujuru,” Mutinhiri said.

“I began to know of Solomon Mujuru in 1968 when he came for training. I was not his immediate instructor but I was the overall chief instructor. Mujuru showed that he was a talented and disciplined cadre from the moment that he was under our training. We were not surprised that he would rise to become an army commander of the Zimbabwe People’s Army (ZIPA) in 1975.”

Zanu PF Uzumba Maramba MP Simbaneuta Mudarikwa in his tribute to Mujuru said the nation will know the truth of what happened to the former liberation fighter who died early August.

“The truth will come out on what he caused his death,” he said.