By Lloyd Takawira and Kudakwashe Vhenge
In a development that has set tong waging in the country, The Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC) yesterday arrested Marry Chiwenga, wife to Vice President Retired General Constantino Chiwenga, for fraud, misrepresentation and money laundering.
According to a memo from the Officer in Charge Rhodesview Police Station (OiC) the former model was arrested late Saturday afternoon and is currently detained at Rhodesville Police Station in Harare.
Her arrest came a day after Vice President Constantino Chiwenga warned that corrupt people in the party and government will be arrested without fear or favor.
“The anti-graft body, ZACC, is charging Marry Chiwenga with misrepresentation after she allegedly approached the Judge President George Chiweshe and claimed her husband wanted a marriage officer to solemnize their marriage,” sources told this publication.
ZACC went on to say by so doing Mary soiled the Vice President’s image.
However impeachable sources say that the G40 faction has spread its organs to the ruling party’s Presidium.
Latest revelations are that, Marry Mubaiwa, was a cash mule for G40, moving over US$1 million to self-exiled former Zanu-PF officials while also feeding them with top-secret insider information about the goings-on in Zanu-PF.
Another Source has it that the 63-year-old Chiwenga was reportedly upset by Mary’s demand that he should write a will at a time when he was battling for his life and accused her of being more concerned about material things rather than his welfare.
During a family meeting, Chiwenga also accused Mary of trying to force him to Mary her at the time when he was battling for his life from suspected poisoning.
Mary was also arrested on charges of fraud and money laundering after allegedly purchased a house in Pretoria and two luxurious Range Rover SUVs worth millions of rand. Mary on her side insists that she did so because she wanted to protect the couple’s privacy, which could not be guaranteed when booking into hotels.
Mary is currently detained at Rhodesville Police Station in Harare and is expected to appear in court soon.