FORMER Zimbabwe envoy to the US and Zanu PF stalwart, ambassador Amos Midzi has died, in a suspected suicide case.
National police spokesperson Charity Charamba has since confirmed the death, saying cops were at the scene investigating.
Police said Midzi was found dead in his car at his Marirangwe farm outside Harare Tuesday morning.
Sources said cops battled to retrieve the body as it was locked inside the car.
The car keys were found hidden under the vehicle carpet. Also found in the car were yet to be identified pills, sources said.
The former Harare provincial chairperson, who was a strong ally of the ousted VP Joice Mujuru, was removed from his position after he was accused of fanning factionalism in the capital.
He was one of the absentees at the official opening of the Zanu PF December congress.
Sources said it is suspected that Midzi committed suicide by taking poison in the early hours of Tuesday morning.
Zanu PF spokesperson Simon Khaya Moyo said they had lost “a member who fought hard to ensure the party had a presence in Harare”. Khaya Moyo said the fact that Midzi worked for the government as both diplomat and minister showed that he had “the party and the country at heart.”
Born in 1952, Midzi served as energy and as mines minister.