Chininga died from internal bleeding: Postmortem

HARARE - Edward Chindori-Chininga, the late Zanu PF legislator for Guruve South, died due to bleeding caused by internal injuries, a postmortem has stated.

Police say Chindori-Chininga died on the spot when his vehicle was involved in an accident last Wednesday at the Guruve/Raffingora turn-off.

Family spokesperson and brother to the late outspoken lawmaker, Jemister Chininga, revealed to the Daily News on Sunday yesterday the results of the postmortem.

 “Yesterday, we went for a postmortem and it states that he died due to bleeding caused by internal injuries in his chest.

“We are now waiting for a government decision on his hero status so that we can plan when we are going to put him to rest,” Chininga said.

The ex-minister and chairperson of the parliamentary portfolio committee on Mines, died after his Jeep Cherokee rammed into a tree.

There have been conflicting statements as to who was with the outspoken lawmaker when he met his death.
Soon after the accident, the State broadcaster quoted a police officer saying the ex-Mines minister was in the company of two people who suffered minor injuries.

But a day later, Charity Charamba, the chief police spokesperson and other villagers, who attended the scene, refuted the statement saying Chininga was alone when his car crashed into a tree.

Chininga said the family was hamstrung waiting for a decision from the politburo.

“They had indicated that they would come back to us by midday but as you can see, it is past that hour, we hope that soon a decision will be communicated to us,” said Chininga.

Central bank governor Gideon Gono, who visited the Chindori-Chininga home in Christon Bank yesterday, described the late MP as a man who was “approachable and of sober mind always”.

“We have lost one of the people who knew what he wanted in life, he was focused and very outspoken about national interests,” said Gono.

Chindori-Chininga’s mother said she was still shocked about how her son had died.

“Only God knows the truth. As for me, he is dead, there is nothing I can do about it,” she said.

Chindori-Chininga leaves behind three children and wife Linda. - Xolisani Ncube

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