VP Chiwenga appeals against high court ruling

By ZBC Reporter
VICE President Retired General Constantino Chiwenga this Friday made an urgent appeal at the Supreme Court challenging a High Court ruling which granted his estranged wife Marry Mubaiwa custody of their three children and access to a number of the couple’s properties.
The Vice President filed a notice of appeal, outlining errors he says the High Court made in the matter.
In Summary, the filing of the appeal at the Supreme Court means that the High Court order for the Vice President, Chiwenga to transfer custody of the minor children within 24 hours is temporarily shelved until the matter is heard by the Supreme Court.
Justice Christopher Dube-Banda ordered that the custody of children be restored to Mubaiwa and barred the Vice President from interfering with her access to the Borrowdale Brooke house.
Mubaiwa had sought the intervention of the High Court after the children were taken from her and she was barred from the matrimonial home following the couple’s fallout.
“The respondent is hereby ordered to restore the custody of the minor children, namely Tendai Dominique Chiwenga (born 4 November 2011), Christian Tawanazororo Chiwenga (born 15 November 2012) and Michael Alexander Chiwenga (born 13 February 2014) to the custody of the applicant within 24 hours of this order,” ruled Justice Dube-Banda.
“The respondent is hereby ordered and restrained from interfering with the applicant’s access to use and enjoyment of the property known as 614 Nick Price Drive, Borrowdale Brooke, Borrowdale, Harare.”
VP Chiwenga was also restrained from blocking Mubaiwa from accessing the vehicles.
Vice President Chiwenga filed for divorce against his estranged wife Marry, who is on bail as she faces attempted murder charges, money laundering and fraud charges.