VP, Marry divorce case deferred

15 Sep, 2021 - 19:09 0 Views
VP, Marry divorce case deferred


Mathew Masinge, Court Reporter

The High Court hearing into which Vice President Constantino Chiwenga is seeking divorce against his estranged wife Marry Mubaiwa has been deferred again to October 11.

Justice Owen Tagu who was ceased with the matter allowed the further postponement on condition that Mubaiwa was still unwell and will unveil a medical affidavit on October 11.

However, through his lawyer Advocate Lewis Uriri, VP Chiwenga has made intensions known that they want the divorce hearing to go ahead on the return date despite Marry’s condition.

He feels the issue is irreversible and there are no prospects that the two will ever get back again and Mubaiwa is not opposed to the divorce.

The recent High Court postponement was by consent with both parties’ lawyers meeting in judge’s chambers.

In his papers, Vice President Chiwenga indicated that he was open to Mubaiwa walking away with three cars, a bed and kitchen utensils among other things as their divorce settlement.

Previously, in a child custody battle, the Supreme Court had ruled in Vice President Chiwenga’s favour after he proved that Mubaiwa was unstable mentally and physically.

However, VP Chiwenga further claims that cash amounting to US$245 428 kept in Mubaiwa’s FBC Bank account belongs to him.

Mubaiwa who also appeared at the magistrate court last week, was ordered to present herself before a medical superintendent at Parirenyatwa Hospital who will verify her condition.

She is also facing money laundering and attempted murder charges for allegedly trying to kill the Vice President during the time he was hospitalized in South Africa.

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