Comments Subscribe to Personal Liberty News Feed Subscribe to Personal Liberty
 

Retired Zimbabwe Army Chief Dies In Fire

HARARE, Zimbabwe, Aug. 16 (UPI) — An electrical fire has claimed the lives of former Zimbabwe army chief Solomon Mujuru and his girlfriend, an official said.

Air Marshall Henry Muchena confirmed to The Zimbabwean that Mujuru, 62, died in a fire that broke out at his Beatrice Farm home.

The name of his girlfriend was not immediately available.

Mujuru spearheaded guerrilla forces during Zimbabwe’s 1970s war of independence that ended white minority rule.

He is also said to have played a key role in President Robert Mugabe’s rise to the top of the Zanu Party.

After leaving the army, Mujuru served as a member of Parliament for the northeastern Chikomba constituency, ZimOnline reported.

The former army chief was viewed as belonging to the more pragmatic and moderate wing of Mugabe’s party.

Many analysts believe his group, if it ever won control, was likely to agree to work with Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai.

UPI - United Press International, Inc.

Since 1907, United Press International (UPI) has been a leading provider of critical information to media outlets, businesses, governments and researchers worldwide.

Facebook Conversations

Join the Discussion:
View Comments to “Retired Zimbabwe Army Chief Dies In Fire”

Comment Policy: We encourage an open discussion with a wide range of viewpoints, even extreme ones, but we will not tolerate racism, profanity or slanderous comments toward the author(s) or comment participants. Make your case passionately, but civilly. Please don't stoop to name calling. We use filters for spam protection. If your comment does not appear, it is likely because it violates the above policy or contains links or language typical of spam. We reserve the right to remove comments at our discretion.

Is there news related to personal liberty happening in your area? Contact us at newstips@personalliberty.com

Bottom
close[X]

Sign Up For Personal Liberty Digest™!

PL Badge

Welcome to PersonalLiberty.com,
America's #1 Source for Libertarian News!

To join our group of freedom-loving individuals and to get alerts as well as late-breaking conservative news from Personal Liberty Digest™...

Privacy PolicyYou can opt out at any time. We protect your information like a mother hen. We will not sell or rent your email address to anyone for any reason.