Marry Mubaiwa, who is facing charges of assaulting a maid has appealed  at the High Court.

Harare regional magistrate Ms Bianca Makwande on Saturday denied Mubaiwa bail on the basis that she had a propensity for violence.

“Appellant (Mubaiwa) therefore prays that the court a quo’s ruling be set aside and that she be admitted to bail on the following terms and conditions; that bail terms and conditions set in ACCCRB No25 and 26/19 be and are hereby extended to cover the assault charges.

“That the appellant not interfere with Delight Munyoro, Batsirayi Furukiya and all other named witnesses and any other condition that the court may deem necessary and appropriate in the interest of justice.”

Mubaiwa accused the magistrate of failing to take into account, the background and the full circumstances of the case, including the fact that a superior court had granted her bail on more serious charges. Marry said she had clashed with the maid.

“At the end of the day on January 27, 2020, the appellant received reports from her older children that the younger children had shunned them and when approached they would go away and when she asked about their behaviour they advised that Delight Munyoro the woman who looks after them had strongly warned them not to speak to their older siblings.”

“On the 28th January 2020 when she went to collect the older children from school. She saw the complainant sitting in a vehicle with the usual security details from the army and Central Intelligence Organisation.

 “She asked the complainant why she had instructed the younger children not to speak to their siblings and the complainant responded that the applicant should be thankful and grateful that she was caring for the children as their father, obviously could look after them.

“There was no physical contact as complainant had armed personnel and was also sitting in the car,” said Mubaiwa’s lawyers.