The mother of Marry Mubaiwa, Vice-President Constantino Chiwenga’s former wife said that her daughter’s current physical condition breaks her heart.
Marry’s mother, Helga Mubaiwa, told Alpha Media Holdings’ Heart & Soul Television (HStv) last Thursday during the Freetalk programme that her daughter is unable to speak.
Marry has been brought to court several times on allegations of forging her marriage to Chiwenga, plotting to kill the VP while he was sick and admitted to a hospital in South Africa, money laundering and assaulting her maid.
At one point, she was issued with a warrant of arrest for failing to climb the court stairs to attend a hearing after she came to court in an ambulance.
The arrest warrant was later cancelled by a magistrate.
Marry is suffering from cancer, which has severely affected her arms and legs.
Helga believes her daughter is receiving harsh treatment from the courts. She said:
Currently, she is not feeling well. I can say she is critically ill, and she is not speaking.
Even yesterday (last Wednesday) at court, she was in a wheelchair, she was drowsy and she didn’t even know where she was.
But because we had to take her to court, we had to find means to do so.
My daughter’s predicament is a difficult one, and seeing her in this helpless state breaks my heart.
Her hand is, indeed, lifeless, but we couldn’t consent on her behalf. We are trying to talk to her to get it removed.
She is not in the right state of mind. It is difficult even to persuade her to do so.
Every human being deserves the same treatment, rich or poor. For Marry, I don’t think she is getting enough fairness in everything.
Last week, opposition MPs questioned the acting leader of the House in the National Assembly, Monica Mutsvangwa why Marry was continuously being brought before the courts when she is visibly ill.
Mutsvangwa could not give a satisfactory answer.