By A Correspondent | The former Deputy Minister who became the Minerals Marketing Corporation of Zimbabwe (MMCZ) general manager, Tongai Muzenda has died within 48 hours of presidential spokesman George Charamba issuing a threat over Al Jazeera’s documentary, #GOLDMAFIA.
Mr Muzenda who was accused of leaking the database of operations of the #GOLDMAFIA group featured in the Al Jazeera Investigative Unit’s running documentary, was 57.
Muzenda, is also the son of late Vice President Simon Muzenda.
He died on the spot in a road accident around 10pm on Wednesday in Borrowdale when a car he was driving hit an electricity pole and lost control.
Police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi confirmed the incident to the state media saying:
“Yes, we can confirm an accident which happened in Borrowdale last night which killed the late Vice President Muzenda’s son,” he said.
“His car veered off the road and he crashed into a precast wall of a house in the suburb and died on the spot.”
Muzenda died within 2 days of presidential spokesman George Charamba threatening Al Jazeera’s researcher, Simba Chikanza, saying he must look for a submarine and hide.