THE trial of Vice President Constantino Chiwenga’s estranged wife, Marry, on assault charges failed to start as the prosecutor was not available. It was postponed to November 30.
Her lawyer, Beatrice Mtetwa, told the court that they were prepared for trial before stating her client’s present health condition.
“We had made arrangements for her treatment. She currently has a catheter on her hands and the date will be provisional subject to her condition then,” said Mtetwa.
The matter had been set for three days in a row.
Marry is also facing attempted murder and money laundering charges. All the matters were remanded to November 30.
On her last appearance, the court heard that she was undergoing skin grafting.
Reports are that on January 28, Marry went to collect her children from school and when she got there, she saw the complainant — Delight Munyoro — sitting in a vehicle in the company of security details from the army and Central Intelligence Organisation.
Marry said she then asked Munyoro why she had instructed her younger children not to speak to their siblings and Munyoro responded that she should be grateful that she was caring for her children as Chiwenga could not look after them.
This reportedly resulted in an altercation but Marry claims there was no physical contact.