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High Court Orders The Release Of Marry Mubaiwa-Chiwenga

High Court Orders The Release Of Marry Mubaiwa-Chiwenga

The High Court on Monday ordered the release of Marry Mubaiwa-Chiwenga, the estranged wife of Vice President Constantino Chiwenga from 10-day custody she had been put by a magistrate for the purposes of undergoing a mental examination.

Mubaiwa is facing a string of trials on fraud, false representation, assault, money laundering and the alleged attempted murder of Chiwenga in 2019.

Her lawyers said she is in no physical or mental state to sit through the trials but the National Prosecuting Authority contested this and filed an application before magistrate Lazini Ncube for her detention for 10 days so that she can be assessed by two state doctors.

On appeal, two High Court judges on Monday ordered her immediate release after making highly critical remarks of Ncube. Said Mubaiwa’s lawyer Doug Coltart:

Justices (Benjamin) Chikowero and (Pisirayi) Kwenda handed down an extempore ruling immediately after the hearing. They called the magistrate’s ruling ‘capricious’ and ‘arbitrary’ and said he had ‘gone on a frolic of his own.

They said it was completely unjustified that she was detained when she was already out on bail and ordered her release from custody.

Mubaiwa and her lawyers accuse Chiwenga of interfering with legal processes to keep her behind bars.

Medical reports submitted in court have detailed the true extent of Mubaiwa’s medical troubles after she was diagnosed with acute lymphoedema. 

Dr Fungisai Makombe Simone Mazhandu, a specialist psychiatrist, submitted a report to the lower court last week stating:

It is my opinion that she has a mental disorder – Major Depressive Disorder – with comorbid Anxiety Disorder. She is not currently able to stand trial.

The former model says charges against her were trumped up by Chiwenga in a bid to keep her away from their three children together, whom she has not seen in two years.

More: ZimLive


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7 Comments

Nelson Chamisa 5 months ago

Ngaamame Hake Murandakadzi


Gogodera 5 months ago

I feel sorry for children


Man of the moment 5 months ago

Team D Coltart and Madam B Mtetwa
May that knowledge and Wisdom of God be Upon you all your life you're doing a wonderful Job to the need I pray for you Guys 🌹💐🌷☘️


Shampoo 5 months ago

Imi musatambudza vana. Hapana mwana anokura asingade kuona MAI vake. Vakakura vachakuvenga iwe uri kurambidza kuti vawone mai vavo. Anyway zvinenge zvisina basa newe. Because zviito zvirikuitika pane asina basa vevana vacho. I feel sorry for the children.


WILLIAM SONBOY CHINEMBIRI 5 months ago

GOOD MORNING GUYS. I HOPE I FIND YOU IN GOOD SPIRITS.

EARLIER ON WHEN CAMARADA MARRY MUBAIWA CHIWENGA WAS REMANDED IN CUSTODY I SAID THE LEARNED MAGISTRATE HAD GIVEN A WRONG JUDGEMENT BECAUSE HE/SHE SHOULD HAVE REFUSED TO REMAND HER IN CUSTODY ON THE STRENGTH OF THE EVIDENCE OF PSYCHIATRIC THAN THE EVIDENCE OF A PHYSICIAN. I EVEN SAID THE MAGISTRATE HAD EVEN ERRED FURTHER BY ORDERING HER FURTHER EXAMINATION BY OTHER TWO PRISON DOCTORS.

THEREFORE MY ASSESSMENT OF THE CASE WAS ACTUALLY FACTUAL AND OBJECTIVE. IT WAS NOT SUBJECTIVE EITHER.

INI NDINI, IWE NDIWE.

YOURS SINCERELY
CDE KUFA KWANGU ZVAROVA
[THE BUSH LAWYER]


Do that 5 months ago

The Bush lawyer you are the Only hope in this matter remember kamaradha has been in the bush and the lady is a cat walker
So use your bush skills to end this Mish up 🤔

Banda 5 months ago

Vp and ex wife shud juss reach consensus



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