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Police are winding off investigations into the death of former Zanu-PF Harare provincial chairman and Cabinet Minister Cde Amos Midzi, who was found dead in his car at his farm in Beatrice last Tuesday.

The matter is being handled by detectives from the CID Law and Order Section based at Marondera Police Station.

A post-mortem conducted last Wednesday on the deceased’s body revealed that he died of poisoning.

A source close to the investigations yesterday said no foul play was suspected and Cde Midzi’s case would be treated like any sudden death.

“We are in the process of concluding the case and the matter will be treated just like any sudden death case since no foul play is suspected,” a senior police officer said.

Cde Midzi’s post-mortem was carried out by a team of three doctors who concluded that the death was due to market pulmonary oedema due to poisoning.

In a statement last week, police chief spokesperson Senior Assistant Commissioner Charity Charamba said further samples were taken for toxicology tests.

Police recovered a one-litre bottle of poisonous methamidophos and sleeping tablets from Cde Midzi’s vehicle, raising fears that he could have committed suicide.

A cup containing a bluish liquid was also recovered from the car, a Ford Everest registration number ACY 3329, grey in colour, which had all doors locked.

Cde Midzi was buried on Saturday at Glen Forest Memorial Park.

Source : The Herald