THE Mujuru family is set to mark the first anniversary of the death of former army chief General Solomon Mujuru at his Ruzambo Farm in Beatrice next weekend under a cloud of who killed him.
The family is still waiting to find out what happened when Mujuru was burnt to ashes in an inferno which engulfed his farmhouse in the early hours of Agust 16.
An official 13-day inquest into his death presided by Harare Regional Magistrate Walter Chikwanha could not ascertain the source of the fire and concluded Mujuru had died of asphyxiation, ruling out foul play.
But the family has rejected the outcome, saying so many questions remain unanswered and instructed its lawyer Thakor Kewada to apply for a court order to exhume Mujuru’s remains for tests by an independent pathologist.
The matter is still pending.
The family is planning to use the memorial to honour the veteran soldier by converting the damaged farmhouse into a museum or monument that would display the general’s liberation war and personal history.
The family’s moves coincide with the Harare City Council’s plans to rename Enterprise Road Solomon Mujuru Road in honour of his memory and contributions to Zimbabwe before and after independence.
The family would also build a new house for his widow, Vice-President Joice Mujuru, at the farm. — Staff Writer.