The man was found dead at his Abeid Farm 10km along Rusape – Mutare Highway, three days after he went missing.
According to the Manica Post, the cause of his death is yet to be confirmed, but detectives who spoke at the scene said preliminary investigations were pointing to murder.
His decomposing body was found near a stream a few metres from the main road which lead to his farm house. His relatives reported him missing to the police on Monday and a search was launched at his farm.
His body was found body lying under a tree in a ‘dried’ pool of blood. His body was conveyed to Rusape General Hospital for post-mortem.
The development caused a lost of outrage and tension in the area.
Mhiripiri was also Zanu PF Manicaland provincial secretary for Labour and Social Welfare.