Marry Mubaiwa Chiwenga’s spirited counter-attack to her estranged husband Vice President Constantino Chiwenga’s allegations seem to have hit hard.
The Vice President has now indicated that he is willing to back down on the issue of Marry having access to the couple’s three minor children, the matrimonial home and vehicles.
Chiwenga indicated that he is willing to have the matter resolved amicably through an out of court settlement.
This latest development in what has been a riveting drama comes after Marry filed an urgent application at the High Court demanding access to her children, property, and home following her release from remand prison. In the application, she accused Chiwenga of abducting the children and of willfully violating the law after he stationed soldiers to prevent her from accessing the home.
The urgent application was supposed to be heard today before the High Court judge, Justice Dube Banda. However, the matter was postponed to next Tuesday both parties indicated to the court they wanted the matter to be settled out of court.
Speaking after his court appearance, Marry’s lawyer Taona Nyamukura of Mtetwa and Nyambirai Legal Practitioners told online publication, New Zimbabwe,
“The matter has been deferred to next Tuesday for possible argument or confirmation of settlement.
We exchanged arguments as legal practitioners for both sides in the matter and I can confirm the tentative agreement is this matter should be settled and not argued. It will be in the best interests of the children that parties find each other but the law is followed.
If we don’t reach an agreement on Monday, it means we continue with oral submissions on Tuesday,”