By Staff Reporter
FORMER Finance Minister Dr Christopher Kuruneri has died.
According to a family statement Kuruneri died on Saturday after a long illness.
He was 73.
The statement released Sunday reads: “The Kuruneri family is gratefully overwhelmed by the flood of heart-warming messagesof condolence, support and love from friends and family.
“The family is asking for some privacy during this very difficult timeto deal with their loss. They will issue a further notice to announce funeral arrangements once finalised.”
Kuruneri was dismissed as minister in 2004 facing charges of funneling millions of funds to buy a mansion in South Africa.
After spending a year in remand prison he was later granted bail and acquitted by the High Court in 2007.