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Zimbabwe arrests Vice President’s Wife over Suspected Fraud and Attempt kill him

Wife of Zimbabwe’s Vice President Constantino Chiwenga was arrested by country’s anti-corruption body.

Marry Mubaiwa (left) and Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa (right). Photography: Harare News

Zimbabwe’s anti-graft commission has arrested the wife of one of President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s deputies on fraud and money-laundering charges involving US1 million, a document seen Sunday by AFP revealed.

Marry Mubaiwa, 38, was arrested on Saturday evening and will appear in court on Monday, will likely appear in court on Monday, Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC) spokesman John Makamure said on Sunday.

She is accused of trying to kill her husband in South Africa in July. First, she tried to deny medical treatment to Chiwenga by insisting he stay at a hotel instead of a hospital when he was flown to South Africa for emergency medical treatment, according to the charge sheet.

Officers from the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission say the alleged offenses happened between October 2018 and May this year.

Some of the money was used to buy a house in the up-market Waterkloof Golf Estate in Pretoria, South Africa, says the charge sheet.

Mubaiwa is also accused of having bought two Range Rover cars, registering them in her name in South Africa.

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