Update: Retired General Solomon Mujuru Dies – State Media Confirms

NewsDay reports that Zimbabwe’s most decorated post independence army general and Zimbabwe Vice President Joice Mujuru’s husband, Retired General Solomon Mujuru has died.

He is said to have died in a fire at his Beatrice farm.

He was 66.

Rt Gen Mujuru was instrumental in bringing about the liberation of Zimbabwe. The circumstances surrounding his death remain unclear.

State media remains quiet on the story. Zimbabwe state radio stations ran with the story at 12 noon on Tuesday. We will bring you updates and when it happens.

ZBC reported that his body was burnt beyond recognition. A maid is said to have alerted the police. However by the time they arrived the fire had engulfed the entire house.