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Mary Mubaiwa Chiwenga appears in court on stretcher bed

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Mary Mubaiwa's husband, Vice President Constantino Chiwenga, is a retired military general

Mary Mubaiwa Chiwenga The estranged wife of Zimbabwe’s vice president was on Monday wheeled into court on a stretcher bed

To help back up her lawyers’ plea that she is not well enough to stand trial.

Her husband, Vice President Constantino Chiwenga, is a retired military general

who masterminded the coup that brought the late Robert Mugabe’s rule to a dramatic end in November 2017.

Reportedly critically ill with an unknown ailment, Mubaiwa was briefly hauled into a Harare magistrate’s court

where her legal team argued she was not well enough to stand trial for allegedly assaulting a domestic worker.

“We were requesting that we be given a period up to January 28 2021,to give her time to recover,”

said Beatrice Mtetwa, a prominent rights lawyer in the southern African country.

whose arms bore lesions and were severely swollen, could barely raise her head.

After being transferred into a wheelchair, the former model sat quietly, attached to intravenous drips and beeping monitors

She did not look up even once during the 20-minute hearing and the gallery was tense.

Mubaiwa has had a string of prior brushes with the law.

In December, she was charged with attempting to kill Chiwenga while he was being treated in a SA hospital.

He filed for divorce later that month, but the split is not yet final.

she’s charged with improperly converting Zimbabwe dollars into foreign currency, as well as money-laundering and fraud.

As her woes mounted, in June declared mentally unfit to have custody of the couple’s three minor children.

Who denies all the charges, was also kicked out of her marital home ,Meanwhile after a court ruled she cannot reside under one roof with her estranged husband.

She claims the charges were fabricated and that Chiwenga, 64,

brought the attempted murder charges in an attempt to force her hand in the divorce proceedings.

The magistrate’s court granted Mtetwa’s request, remanding the assault case to 28 January.

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Mary Mabaiwa carried to court on a stretcher.
Mary Mubaiwa carried into court on a stretcher.

 

 

ZIMBABWE VP'S ESTRANGED WIFE APPEARS IN COURT ON STRETCHER BED
ZIMBABWE VP’S ESTRANGED WIFE APPEARS IN COURT ON STRETCHER BED

 

 

 

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