An autopsy of the late Central Intelligence boss Peter Munetsi has revealed that he died as a result of multiple blunt force injuries during the military-led coup that ousted former president Robert Mugabe.
A summary of the autopsy examination report conducted by Dr Tsungai Victor Javangwe on November 21, 2017, at the state-run Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals is in contradiction with earlier assertions that he had died of illness.
Javangwe’s report suggests that Munetsi’s body had sustained multiple graze abrasions on several parts of his body, including on his hands, arms, legs, elbows, ears, forehead, knees and scalp. It further reads:
This is a 55-year-old man, initially reported as having fallen ill, but later reported to have been a possible victim of assault.
At autopsy he shows mucosal pallor and multiple purple black contusions … Mucosal pallor is often found in individuals who are anaemic, of which bleeding is among the causes. Reflection of skin shows extensive haemorrhage into muscle and subcutaneous tissue, with blood collections seen in areas of the back, upper and lower limbs.
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