Maximum Penalty Likely To Be Mary Chiwenga’s Reward
VP Chiwenga’s ex-wife Marry Chiwenga is likely to face more charges as fresh allegations of swindling State aides of their allowances while in foreign lands and grabbing vehicles awarded to Miss Zimbabwe pageant winners have emerged.
This follows after she was remanded in custody on charges of attempted murder of VP Chiwenga, illegally externalizing foreign currency and fraudulently trying to obtain a civil marriage certificate to Chiwenga.
She was not asked to plead to the four charges when she appeared at the Harare Magistrate’s court.
She was remanded in custody to December 30.
Opposing bail in respect of the three charges, the state disclosed that Mubaiwa was under investigation for the fresh charges over the Musha Mukadzi funds, the daily allowances of her security aides and the Miss Zimbabwe cars.
If Marry is convicted of attempted murder, the maximum penalty provided for in the Act is life imprisonment depending on the circumstances.
Fraud attracts a maximum penalty of 35 years in jail, while one can be jailed up to 25 years for money laundering.
Mubaiwa’s father Keni and several Mubaiwa family members and friends attended the high profile court case at the Harare Magistrates’ Court yesterday to show her their support.