FORMER Zanu PF stalwart, Dzikamai Mavhaire, has challenged President Robert Mugabe to come clean on the mysterious death of former army General Solomon Mujuru in an inferno at his Beatrice farm in 2011.
According to Newsday of Zimbabwe, Mavhaire, who is interim chairperson of the opposition National People‚Äôs Party (NPP) fronted by Solomon‚Äôs widow, Joice, told a rally in Beitbridge at the weekend that Mugabe had information on Mujuru‚Äôs demise.
‚ÄúYou (Mugabe) know a lot, you cannot just say you don‚Äôt know. Why would this be the only thing you don‚Äôt know when you seem to know everything?
‚ÄúSuch a big man like you should tell Zimbabweans what happened,‚ÄĚ he said, as he addressed NPP supporters at Topolo, some 80km west of Beitbridge town.
‚ÄúI want to tell you today it was the general who made Mugabe leader of Zanu PF, a lot of you did not know this, but we reveal it to you today.‚ÄĚ
Mavhaire is widely credited as the first Zanu PF official to openly challenge Mugabe to step down more than 20 years ago.
Mujuru died in an inexplicable inferno at his Alamein Farm in Beatrice on August 15, 2011 and was declared a national hero.
Mugabe, at the time, told mourners it was unfathomable that Mujuru could have died that easily for a man who had survived a brutal bush war in the 1970s.
An inquest into Mujuru‚Äôs death ruled out foul play, but his family remains unconvinced.
His widow is currently on a whirl-wind tour of the country‚Äôs rural areas drumming up support for her party ahead of elections expected next year.
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