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Zimbabwe Police Investigate Death of Former Transport Minister

Zimbabwe state media say police are investigating the death of a former ruling party cabinet minister who was found dead in his home on Tuesday.

State radio says police have ordered an autopsy on the body of 69-year-old Enos Chikowore.

President Robert Mugabe says Mr. Chikowore has been delcared a national hero in recognition of his service to his country during its fight for independence.

Mr. Chikowore resigned from the cabinet in 2000 amid a fuel crisis and a scandal over fuel procurement.

The state-run Herald Newspaper reports Mr. Chikowore's funeral will be held Friday and he will be buried in the National Heroes cemetery.

Some information for this report provided by AP, SAPA, Herald online and zimonline.