Former Zanu-PF Harare provincial chairman and former Minister of Mines and Mining Development Amos Midzi’s body which was found in his car this morning has been removed after police attended the scene.
Midzi (62) was found dead at his Munandi farm in Beatrice in a suspected case of suicide.
The scene had been cordoned off while forensic detectives combed the area.
Mr Midzi’s brother Dr Stanley Midzi said their family had lost a torch bearer.
Amos Bernard Muvenga Midzi was born in Northern Rhodesia (now Zambia) on July 4 in 1952 and was raised in both Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) and Nyasaland (now Malawi). He was married to Hilda Alice Midzi and they had three children together.
In 1993, Midzi was assigned to the position of Zimbabwe’s ambassador to the United States. In March 2002, Midzi ran for the position of mayor of Harare losing to the MDC’s Elias Mudzuri.
He was appointed Minister of Energy and Power Development in 2002 before being named Minister of Mines and Mining Development in 2004 till 2009. He was Zanu-PF Harare provincial chairman from 2008 to 2014, and lost his post after a vote of no confidence was passed on him.
He was suspended from the party last month.
Midzi was a Member of Parliament for Epworth at the time of his death.
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