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Chiwenga wife's murder case - latest

by Staff reporter
15 Feb 2020 at 15:33hrs | Views
POLICE are still conducting extra-territorial investigations on Vice President Constantino Chiwenga's estranged wife, Marry's attempted murder and externalisation cases, the court heard yesterday.

Marry was back in court yesterday and appeared before the deputy chief magistrate Chrispen Mberewere who also heard her assault case.

The attempted murder, externalisation and fraud cases were moved to March 16, prompting her lawyer Wellington Musengwa of Mtetwa and Nyambirai to give notice of intentions to apply for further remand refusal if State delays with the trial date.

"We seek a month-long postponement of this matter seeing police are still conducting extra-territorial investigations and indications are that within a month's time, they should be done and we will be able to furnish the accused person with a trial date," prosecutor Tinashe Makiya said.

Makiya said she would be subpoenaing witnesses billed to testify in the assault case which has been set for March 23.

The attempted murder charge arose when Marry allegedly refused Chiwenga permission to be admitted into a hospital for 24 hours after he had been airlifted to South Africa until security personnel intervened.

The court heard allegations that she then visited the vice president while he was in hospital and dismissed security personnel before removing the intravenous-giving set and the central venous catheter.

It was further alleged that Marry also took away daily allowances of her aides on foreign trips, had vehicles won by models in the Miss Zimbabwe pageant registered in her name and allegedly fraudulently misappropriated funds belonging to Musha Mukadzi Zimbabwe Armed Forces Foundation.

Source - dailynews