VP Chiwenga says his estranged wife should not go near their children as she should be in hospital for intricate and life-saving treatment.

He told the court that his three minor children should not be in the custody of Marry who requires to be under constant care of a surgeon, physician and a psychiatrist.

Chiwenga’s lawyer, Advocate Lewis Uriri, said Marry was granted bail after submitting a sworn statement confirming that she “must be under the care of surgeon, physician and a psychiatrist. The court cannot as uppermost guardian of the children endanger them in the circumstances.

“The court saw the affidavit. Its attention was specifically drawn to it. It is the uppermost guardian of the child. It should, once it decided to assume jurisdiction, enquire into the matter and make findings in the interest of the children.”

Adv Uriri dismissed as incorrect Marry’s claims that minor children were abducted. He said Chiwenga took custody of the children as the mother was in prison. But Marry’s lawyer she has the right to have custody of the children as their mother.

After hearing submissions from both parties’ counsel, Deputy Chief Justice Gwaunza sitting with Justices Paddington Garwe and Chinembiri Bhunu reserved judgment.