Vice President Constantino Chiwenga has flown back to China for a medical review. Chiwenga spent more than 4 months in China being treated for a critical medical ailment, suspected to be poisoning, which in the Vice President’s own words would have definitely killed him if it was not for the Chinese.
The Vice President’s review was disclosed by President Emmerson Mnangagwa. Speaking at the third annual National Thanksgiving and Dedication Service at the Zimbabwe International Trade Fair Grounds in Bulawayo on Sunday, Mnangagwa said, “Our VP, Cde Chiwenga, is in China for medical review. He will be back in the country soon,”
On the other hand, Chiwenga’s estranged wife Marry Mubaiwa Chiwenga who is currently in remand prison is reported to be in critical condition. Marry who has been languishing in prison for the past two weeks, is reported to have deteriorated to critical levels.
According to prison sources who spoke to online publication, The Anchor, Marry woke up severely swollen and critically ill. The source told the publication,
“She was not talking this morning, was seriously ill and was soiling herself. She is not herself. Anything could happen,”
However, when reached for comment Marry’s lawyer Taona Nyamukura of Mtetwa and Nyambirai Legal Practitioners said he was unaware of the new developments. Marry was arrested by the Zimbabwe Anti Corruption Commission (ZACC) following orders by the Vice President, falling a nasty fallout and tumultuous divorce proceedings.
The embattled former model is facing numerous allegations which include, the externalisation of over US$1 million dollars as well as attempting to kill the Vice President when he was critically ill.
The charges also include illegally solemnizing a secret marriage presided over by Acting Chief Magistrate Munamato Mutevedzi without Chiwenga’s consent. She is presently incarcerated in the females’ section of Chikurubi prison after she was denied bail by the Magistrate. Her lawyers are currently scrambling to have her released by the High Court. However, her bail application has been postponed twice by the High Court, leaving Marry to languish in jail.
— iHarare/The Anchor