Marry’s condition deteriorates; requires urgent medical treatment

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The condition of incarcerated wife of Vice President Constantino Chiwenga, Marry Mubaiwa, who is suffering from an undisclosed ailment, has reportedly deteriorated.

Mubaiwa is currently in remand prison pending a second bail application on Tuesday.

The ex-model who is facing at least six counts of money laundering and externalisation as well as attempted murder together with fraud, has been languishing in remand remand prison since December 16 when she was first appeared at Harare Magistrates Court.

The High Court is set to hear her application this Tuesday after postponing it from last Friday at the request of the state.

According to sources within prison authorities, the estraged wife of the VP woke up on Sunday swollen and critically ill.

“She was not talking this morning, was seriously ill and was soiling herself. She is not herself. Anything could happen,” said a source within the prison.

Her lawyer Taona Nyamakura said: “I haven’t heard of any such news”.

On Friday, the lawyers representing the ex-model appeared before High Court Judge, Justice Webster Chinamora for bail but the matter was postponed to this Tuesday at the request of the state. Both the prosecution led by Albert Masamha and defence counsel Taona Nyamakura agreed to the postponement.

The state claims that Mubaiwa who is divorcing the VP tried to kill her husband when she visited him and attempted to forcibly remove a venous giving set and central venous catheter while in hospital”.

While alone with the complainant, (Chiwenga) Marry allegedly  unlawfully removed the medical Intravenous Giving Set as well as Central Venous Catheter which were inserted to VP  and he started bleeding profusely.

“The accused forced the complainant off the bed, held him by hand and moved out from the ward before being intercepted by the security personnel at the exit door. The hospital staff was called by the security personnel and they reconnected the Intravenous Giving Set and the Central Venous Catheter and resuscitated the condition of the complainant.”

The state outlines reads in part, “During this time when the complainant was admitted at the hospital, he was helpless and would rely on medical staff and the security personnel whenever he was moving from one point to the other.”

Mubaiwa has denied the allegations and alleged that some of the money she allegedly externalised actually belonged to the VP.

In the bail application, the lawyers stated that Mubaiwa was too sick to be incarcerated and pleaded that she needed medical assistance while committing to stand trial.

The lawyers said the charges were concocted by the VP in bid fast track their divorce and ensure that she walks away from the union empty handed.

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