Vice President Constantino Chiwenga’s wife has been remanded in custody by a Harare court on charges that she attempted to kill her husband while he was in hospital, forge a marriage certificate and money laundering.
Marry Chiwenga, who was arrested by the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission on Saturday, faces a lengthy prison term if found guilty.
The vice president and Marry Chiwenga are in the process of parting ways.
The state claims that Mrs. Chiwenga tried to kill her husband when she visited him and attempted to forcibly remove a venous giving set and central venous catheter.
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.”
Indications are that on July 8, 2019, she ordered security personnel to leave her and the retired general so they would discuss some private issues.
“Whilst alone with the complainant, accused unlawfully removed the medical Intra Venus Giving Set as well as Central Venous Catheter which were inserted to the complainant and the complainant 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 Intra Venous Giving Set and the Central Venous Catheter and resuscitated the condition of the complainant.”
Mrs. Chiwenga allegedly disappeared from the hospital after the administration alerted security personnel.
She is also accused of illegally externalizing funds and forging a marriage certificate in order to grab the family property in case of Chiwenga died while in hospital.