VP Mujuru, In-law And Maid Weep At Inquest

Vice President Joice Mujuru,her sister in-law  Elizabeth  Marowa together with the deceased’s house maid, Rosemary Shoti, who was testifying wept forcing magistrate Walter Chikwanha to adjourn the court.

Shoti who was narrating the events leading to the discovery of the burnt body of the late General Solomon Mujuru, failed to hold her breath leading to the prosecutor Clemence Chimbaru suggesting an adjournment of the inquest.

Initially Shoti told the court that she was fine but Chikwanha said the witness was being stressed by the continued testimony.

In her evidence before the adjournment, Shoti told the court that she last saw the late General at around 200hrs on the fateful day when he had come to collect some keys, after he indicated to her that he had forgotten his bunch of keys in Harare.

Shoti said she was later approached by one of the police officers guarding the farm house who wanted her to show them the window of his bedroom which was burning.

It is Shoti’s evidence that the police officers were supposed to randomly brake all the windows if they if they wanted to serve the life of the late General.

The police officers when giving their evidence on Tuesday said they failed to rescue the general from the burning house because they did not know which room he was in.

Shoti will continue with her testimony on Thursday after she will be cross examined by both the Mujuru family members and their lawyer.