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President Mugabe has conferred State-assisted funeral to former ZANU-PF Harare provincial chairman and Cabinet Minister Cde Amos Midzi who was found dead on Tuesday.

Cde Midzi’s burial is set for today at Glen Forest Memorial Park in Harare.

This followed a request by the party’s Harare Province that he be accorded hero status. The status was contained in a letter written to the Midzi family by zanu-pf secretary for Administration Cde Ignatius Chombo.

The letter was delivered on Thursday night by Minister of State for Harare Province Cde Miriam Chikukwa, who was accompanied by zanu-pf Harare Province secretary for Administration Cde George Mashavave.

“His Excellency the President has conferred State-assisted funeral to the late Cde Amos Bernard Muvengwa Midzi who died on 09 June 2015,” reads part of the letter.

Family spokesperson Dr Stanley Midzi, told The Herald yesterday that everything was ready for Cde Midzi’s burial.

“Everything is now in place and his children arrived today (yesterday) from the United States of America,” he said.

“His body will lie in State at his house today (yesterday) waiting for tomorrow’s burial. The burial is set for 2pm but there will be a church service in the morning after which friends and relatives will give speeches and testimonials on how they worked with our brother.

“The hearse will leave his Mount Pleasant home at 1pm.”

Cde Midzi was found dead in his car at his Munandi Farm in Beatrice.

Police recovered a cup containing a bluish liquid from the car and a one litre bottle of poisonous methamidophos and sleeping tablets. A post-mortem conducted by a team of three doctors revealed that Cde Midzi died of poisoning.

Results of toxicology analysis carried out are yet to be announced as they usually take not less than two weeks.

The tests are aimed at measuring the content of the poisonous chemical consumed to see if it was enough to cause the death. Cde Midzi is survived by wife Alice and three children.

Source : The Herald