Vice President of Zimbabwe, Constantino Chiwenga, has filed for divorce from his 36-year-old spouse, Mary, after a nasty fallout when he was critically ailing and hospitalised in South Africa.
In line with insiders, Chiwenga believed he was poisoned by his spouse who tried to have him write a will through which she would be the largest beneficiary of their huge property after his demise.
The retired military common who toppled Robert Mugabe has reportedly instructed his lawyer Wilson Manase to deal with the divorce proceedings. Zimbabwe Unbiased reported that Chiwenga and Mary have been residing individually after he arrived the nation from China the place he was hospitalised for 4 months, earlier than staging a outstanding restoration.
“The general was livid when the proposal (to write a will) was made. He was weak and emacipated, but summoned all the energy he had to let Marry know his feelings. He accused her of wanting him dead and even suggested that she could be working with his political rivals to poison or bewitch him,” a authorities official mentioned.
“He then barred her from seeing him. When arrangements were made for the VP to be flown to China, she was kept in the dark. The general also made it clear that he did not want to see her while in China and that is the reason why she never visited him in Beijing when he was hospitalised there for four months.”
Officers mentioned Chiwenga has not tried to cover his disdain for his spouse even in public.“That is the reason why Marry was not part of the welcoming party at the Robert Mugabe International Airport when the general returned. It was not a coincidence. It was by design,” the official mentioned.
“Mary was also not at the Chiwenga homestead last weekend when the general held a welcome home party. He did not mention her when he was mentioning people who stood by him when he was ill.”
It was additional gathered that Mary ignited the Vice President’s wrath after she requested for a Marriage Act union as he battled for his life within the hospital.
Mary who’s a former mannequin and ex-wife of footballer Shingi Kawondera, solely had a conventional marriage with the retired Basic in 2011 they usually have two kids collectively. The wedding is recognised below Zimbabwean regulation however carries complexities which notoriously brings grief to widows.
Chiwenga reportedly divorced his first spouse Jocelyn in 2010, to clear the trail for his marriage to Mary. He evicted Jocelyn from their matrimonial home utilizing troopers.