The judge incharge of Chiwenga’s murder case, Justice Benjamin Chikowero demands to see Marry Mubaiwa’ wounds while her lawyers agreed to bring her to court in the next hour.
Vice President Constantino Chiwenga’s estranged wife is seeking a change of bail to be treated in the SA, contrary to the NPA.
On December 1, 2020, the Paramedics wheeled Marry Mubaiwa, the estranged wife of Zims vice-president Konstantino Chivenga, who was about to represent Harare master Ngon Nuduna after the same magistrate decided to arrest her earlier.
The state-run Herald newspaper reported that Mubayvan was taken to court by ambulance, taken to a building on a stretcher, and then taken to a courtroom in a wheelchair after being arrested on charges of attempted murder.
The publication reported that Nduna issued a warrant of arrest during a mid-morning hearing on the application by the State, although Mubaiwa’s lawyer, Beatrice Mtetwa, said she was unable to be present in court for health reasons.
Mubaiwa is accused of attempting to kill Chiwenga when he was admitted to hospital in South Africa, and externalising foreign currency from Zimbabwe.
Allegations before the courts are that in June 2019, when Chiwenga was airlifted to South Africa for treatment last year, his wife first tried to dissuade him from going to the hospital. Mubaiwa allegedly suggested he stay at the Sheraton Pretoria hotel instead.
Then, at the hospital, Mubaiwa allegedly requested her husband’s security detail to leave the room before allegedly unhooking his intravenous lines.
She then allegedly forced him out of bed and tried to lead him out of the hospital before security officials stopped her.
It is alleged that after Mubaiwa removed the intravenous lines, Chiwenga bled profusely. A few days later, Chiwenga was airlifted to China, where he reportedly recovered fully.
On Monday, Mubaiwa’s warrant of arrest was later cancelled after she appeared in court aided by two paramedics.