By Munyaradzi Doma
For someone facing six counts of externalization, five counts of money laundering and attempted murder charges, Vice President Constantino Chiwenga’s enstraged wife, Marry, is living the life in remand prison.
Coming from a place where many fail to make it out alive, Marry rocked a new hairstyle when she appeared at the Harare magistrates’ court this morning.
This is despite previous reports by this publication the ex-model woke up swollen and critically ill from an undisclosed ailment a few days ago.
Although both her hands were covered in bandages, Marry flaunted her new and trendy hair do, to the surprise of many given her current situation.
Chiwenga, nee Mubaiwa, who is still in custody as the High Court is expected to hear her bail application tomorrow, appeared before deputy chief magistrate Crispen Mberewere for routine remand.
She is facing six counts of externalization, five counts of money laundering, one count of fraud and attempted murder.
Prosecutor Tinashe Makiya applied for the postponement of the cases to January 14 next year, to which Marry’s lawyers agreed to.
Marry, was arrested recently on allegations of money laundering and externalization as well as fraud amounting to US$2m.
She is also accused of attempting to kill the ex-army commander, now vice president of Zimbabwe, with whom they have three kids.
However, in her bail application, Marry implicated her estranged husband in her dealings saying if any crime was committed, the VP should also be arrested.
She argued that some of the money she allegedly externalized belongs to the Vice President who is a complainant together with the state in the case.
The ex-model and businesswoman also challenged the state to investigate the source of the funds that she allegedly externalized or laundered.
In the papers, Marry also disputed that she wanted to assassinate the husband saying the allegations are laughable and hold no water.
She stated that the allegations are a concoction by the estranged husband working in cahoots with state security agents because they are divorcing.
Marry also challenged the jurisdiction of the alleged crime saying if it indeed happened, the South African Police Service should be probing the matter.
Marry has approached the High Court seeking admission to bail after the magistrate court denied her on fears that she would flee the country if granted bail.
To be admitted to bail, Marry proposed that she pays $10 000 and was agreeable to any condition set out by the High Court.