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Vol 52 No 17

Published 26th August 2011


Zimbabwe

The police fail to protect

Amid the finger-pointing, conspiracy theories and angst at Solomon Mujuru’s death, what stands out with crystal clarity is the incompetence of the Zimbabwe Republic Police before, after and during the fire that burnt him beyond recognition. Mujuru’s only public position was as a very senior member of the Politburo of the Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front but he was entitled to police protection at his farms and properties around the country, as is his wife Joice, the Senior Vice-President, in Harare.

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