MAZOWE North Member of the House of Assembly Edgar Chidavaenzi was found dead today in his room at a hotel in Harare.
The Zanu-PF legislator was found by hotel staff who had to use their master key to gain entry after failing to get a response when they knocked this afternoon.
National police spokesperson Senior Assistant Commissioner Charity Charamba confirmed the MP’s death but refused to shed further details on what transpired.
“I can confirm that Chidavaenzi has died and the police are at the scene. There no further details for now,” Charamba said on Thursday evening.
Chidavaenzi hit the headlines in 2013 after the MDC-T’s Shepherd Mushonga lodged a complaint with the Electoral Court challenging the decision by Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) to accept his nomination papers for the Mazowe North parliamentary constituency despite his prior conviction for theft at Bindura Magistrate Court which carried a three year sentence.
The sentence had an option for a fine and it is not clear whether he served jail time.-Herbert Moyo