Chihuri In Malawi
Embattled ex police commissioner-general Augustine Chihuri, whose whereabouts were unknown reportedly is reportedly at his wife’s family home in Malawi where he is said to be nursing an undisclosed ailment.
Chihuri was succeeded by Godwin Matanga a few weeks after his downfall last November, the former Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) boss faces a series of court challenges back home in connection with the controversial diamond mines in Marange.
It is still not clear whether Chihuri, has now turned into a fugitive from justice or is on the run.
Sources close to Chihuri’s family claimed the former police chief was being nursed in his in-laws’ home country — Malawi amid speculation that he is not feeling well.
“I want to assure you that man is in Malawi as has been confirmed by some of his relatives. You must know by now that not of all of your relatives will be loyal to you, some will sell you out. The person who confided in us assured us that he was being treated in Malawi, his wife’s home country,” said a source.
“Of course, soon after the new dispensation was established just like all the other politicians linked to the Generation 40 faction he flew to South Africa but not for long because he needed a stable home where he could lay recovering.”
Another source said: “Chihuri is aware that there are a lot of people baying for his blood and I doubt that he will return anytime soon. You know that his wife is of Malawian origin and recently he has moved there where he is being treated.”
Because of attorney-client privileges, Chihuri’s lawyers — Mutamangira and Associates — who are probably the closest anyone could get in finding out the former police boss’ whereabouts, refused to discuss their client’s “hideout”.
“We cannot comment to the media on his issues as you know we are bound by confidentiality in our attorney-client relationship with him,” a representative of the law firm told the Daily News on Sunday.