Munyaradzi Doma and Cynthia Chitombi
The State is set to conduct investigations in South Africa where Marry Mubaiwa allegedly attempted to kill Vice President Chiwenga while he was critically ill in hospital.
This was revealed by prosecutor Tinashe Makiya when she sought to postpone Marry’s case.
“We apply to to have a month long postponement because there are extra territorial investigations which we need to carry out.
“We pray that within a month’s time they (investigations) will be complete then we will be able to give the accused person a trial date. If the accused person can be remanded to the 16th of March,” submitted Prosecutor Makiya.
On the US$2 million money laundering and externalisation charges , the State also indicated they want to conduct extra territorial investigations which need more time to complete.
Marry who is also facing allegations of assaulting her house maid Delight Munyoro, will be tried on March 23.
On the attempted murder charge, it is said that on June 22 last year, VP Chiwenga was airlifted for a medical emergency in South Africa but Marry took him to Sheraton Hotel in Pretoria where she kept him for 24 hours.
It is further alleged that the following day, Marry kept on denying VP Chiwenga medical attention till the security team forcefully took him to Netcare Hospital.
The court heard that VP Chiwenga had intra-venous giving set as well as a central venous catheter administered on him to sustain his life.
And it is also alleged that VP Chiwenga was transferred to a private ward a few weeks later where he was under 24 hour monitoring by his doctors and security aides.
The court further heard that VP Chiwenga was helpless and relied on the medical staff and his security.
It is also alleged that on July 8 at around 8pm, Marry visited the hospital and asked the staff to excuse her on the pretext that she needed some privacy with the VP.
Marry allegedly removed the intra-venous connections leading to VP Chiwenga bleeding profusely.
The court further heard that Marry removed him from his hospital bed and attempted to take him out of hospital before his security team stopped her.
Medical staff had to be called to resuscitate VP Chiwenga while Marry allegedly disappeared from the hospital.