Marry Mubaiwa is being discarded by Chiwenga for a newer modern woman, according to her lawyer, Beatrice Mtetwa. Mtetwa told a Harare ...
Marry Mubaiwa is being discarded by Chiwenga for a newer modern woman, according to her lawyer, Beatrice Mtetwa.
Mtetwa told a Harare magistrate that Marry should be treated like any other married woman and not denied bail just because she was married to the VP. She further said the court must not turn a blind eye to the fact that the maid was the one who was looking after her children.
Mtetwa said that the courts were being used to settle the case of a woman who was being discarded by her husband and being replaced by a newer modern woman in town.
She said Marry could not assault the maid, Delight Munyoro with her hands as alleged as the accused’s hands were visibly showing injuries.
In a court hearing where a record four senior legal professionals prosecuted, Harare magistrate Bianca Makwande ruled that Marry, who was arrested for allegedly slapping her maid, could not be granted bail.
Four senior prosecutors — Clement Chimbari, Michael Reza, George Manokore and Tinashe Makiya — were despatched by the state to oppose Marry’s bail application in the assault case. They argued the VP’s estranged wife must be examined by government doctors as they suspected that she could have a mental problem.
The state also told the court that Marry had the potential to commit similar offences as she had violated her bail conditions by allegedly assaulting Munyoro.
Marry’s mother, Helga Mubaiwa, cried uncontrollably in court after magistrate Makwande denied her daughter bail.
In denying her bail, Makwande said Marry showed that she had the propensity to commit offences while on bail for a separate case of attempting to murder Chiwenga which involved bodily harm.