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Retired Zimbabwean army general Solomon Mujuru (C) attends the Zimbabwe Defence Forces day celebration in Harare in this August 11, 2009 file photo. Mujuru, 67, a key figure in internal battles over President Robert Mugabe's succession in his ZANU-PF party, died in a fire at his farmhouse, official sources said on Tuesday. Seated next to Mujuru are Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai (L) and Mujuru's wife, Vice President Joice Mujuru (R). REUTERS/Philimon Bulawayo/Files (ZIMBABWE - Tags: POLITICS OBITUARY)

How Mugabe shot, killed and burned #Zimbabwe general Solomom Mujuru

Zimbabwe’s former deputy president, Joice Mujuru, has alleged that her late husband, General Solomon Mujuru, was killed before he was set alight in 2011, reports New Zimbabwe.


Mujuru claimed that her husband, who was regarded as the power broker in the southern African country, was shot dead before being burned inside his farmhouse.

Mujuru maintained that those in position of power in the southern African nation knew who had killed her husband, but were not willing to disclose that information to her.

Solomon perished in an unexplained inferno at his Beatrice Farm on August 15, 2011.

“There was a blue, blue flame, almost one and a half to two metres high, not normal at all. It seemed to me there was some kind of accelerant. I can’t say who did it, but they know the people in power. It will come out,” Mujuru was quoted as saying.

Mujuru was kicked out of government in 2014 following accusations by First Lady Grace Mugabe that she was plotting to kill President Robert Mugabe so that she could take over the presidency.

After Grace’s surprise nomination to lead the powerful women’s wing of Zanu-PF, she went on a countrywide tour where she lambasted Mujuru, claiming that she was fanning factionalism within the party.

Mujuru reportedly hit back, saying that Mugabe depended on her to chair some meetings as he dozed off barely 15 minutes after a meeting had started.

She said that Mugabe, who she had always regarded as a father figure was “backward”, adding that he was a “liar”, as she had sought his reassurance after Grace’s tirade against her.

Mujuru claimed that after the attacks by Grace she went to Mugabe telling him that the allegations were all fabrication, but the long-time ruler told her that he had received the information from the ministry of intelligence.

Source: News 24

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  • jethro Zuwarimwe

    So if the good Dr was not relieved of her duties would she have said these things? Why was she silent about all these and if my memory serves me correct when that happened she was the acting president with powers. I really sympathise with her but some may view this as trying to gain political milage.