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Marry Chiwenga mental health to be ascertained Monday as State press for trial

The National Prosecuting Authority is confident of pinning Marry Chiwenga to stand trial after telling a court on Friday that the ex-wife of the vice president Constantino Chiwenga was medically examined while in custody, earlier this week, and a medical affidavit will be available by Monday.

Mubaiwa who is facing money laundering, assault, attempted murder and fraud charges, was recently diagnosed with lymphoedema and has been arguing in court that she is unfit to stand trial.

However, Prosecutor Michael Reza argued that the trial should proceed. The State summoned doctors from Parirenyatwa Hospital to ascertain Mubaiwa’s claims, before placing her under the watch of an officer in charge at remand prison.

However, Mubaiwa’s lawyer Beatrice Mtetwa successfully applied for her release with the High Court ordering her release from custody.

On Friday, Reza told court that Mubaiwa was medically examined while in custody and are now waiting for the medical affidavit to be given to the clerk of court.

Reza said they believe the affidavit will be tendered within three days and asked the court to postpone the matter to Monday November 30.

Apart from the divorce and criminal cases, she has been fighting to get custody of her three children who have remained under their father’s custody for over a year.

She is accused of attempting to murder Chiwenga while he was hospitalised in South Africa.

Mubaiwa is also accused of forging signatures in a bid to formalise her marriage to Chiwenga.

The state also accuses her of money laundering and assaulting her children’s minder soon after her fallout with Chiwenga.