Marry Mubaiwa did not stand trial today for her attempted murder charge as planned. Mubaiwa stands accused of trying to kill Vice President Constantino Chiwenga by disconnecting his life support tubes and attempting to smuggle him out of the ward during a hospital stay.
Mubaiwa’s lawyer informed the court that Mubaiwa had recently undergone an operation and was in no condition to proceed with the trial at this time. The prosecution did not object to postponing the trial.
The trial has now been pushed back to June 13 when the prosecution plans to call its fourth witness, Major Nyoni.
The court previously heard from Andrew Mugari, one of the security officers who accompanied Chiwenga to South Africa for medical treatment.
Mugari stated that although he did not see who removed Chiwenga’s tubes, only Mubaiwa and Chiwenga were in the ward at the time. He helped Chiwenga back into bed and a nurse reattached the tubes. Mugari also noticed blood stains under Chiwenga’s bed and on his shirt, taking a photo of the stained shirt.
Regional Magistrate Feresi Chakanyuka is presiding over the case.