Zimbabwe ex Defence Chief Solomon Mujuru has died in a house fire blaze whose causes are not yet clear.
Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corpoartion qouted State Security Minister, Dr Sydney Sekeramayi, who said Cde Mujuru died last night in a fire accident at his farm house in Beatrice. Reports say Mujuru died together with his girl friend, while his wife vice president Joice Mujuru was at the couple’s Chisipite home.
Mujuru 63, a retired army general was well known as Rex Nhongo during his time in the military struggle to liberate Zimbabwe.
Mujuru joined the liberation struggle in the 1960s as a member of the ZAPU Youth League and Zimbabwe People’s Revolutionary Army (ZIPRA).
He became a field commander of the Zimbabwe African People’s Revolutionary Army (ZIPRA) in the 1960s before joinining the Zimbabwe National Liberation Army (ZANLA) in 1971.
He became acting Commander-in-Chief of ZANLA in 1975.