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Women Rights Organisations Finally Rally Behind Marry Chiwenga

by Bustop TV News

By Bustop TV

A conglomeration of women rights led organizations have slammed use of state institutions to settle domestic disputes following a prolonged divorce wrangle on between Vice President Constantino Chiwenga and his estranged wife Marry Chiwenga.

A joint statement penned by Women’s Academy for Political Leadership and Excellency (WALPE), Rural Young Women Support Network (RYWSN), Chitungwiza Residents Trust (CHITREST), Female Prisoners Support Trust (FPST) as well as Economic Justice for Women Project (EJWP) also bemoaned the settling of the couple’s matter publicly.
“As women’s rights organizations we are concerned and worried at the ongoing saga involving the Vice President Dr. CGN Chiwenga and his wife, Mary Chiwenga. We note that private matters such as divorce should remain within the realm of private life, it is equally important that parties involved treat these issues as such. It would be worrisome if parties used their proximity to State institutions to push these to settle personal challenges with their spouses.
“We also note that State institutions must not be used to settle domestic differences. This is in respect of allegations by Mary Chiwenga that some sections of the security forces were used to remove her property from one of the couple’s homes. We therefore urge the couple, whose stature attracts national attention, to resolve their differences amicably and to give their children an enabling environment for them to grow and attain their full potential as they themselves have been able to do,” read the statement.
Marry is on bail after she was arrested over a string of charges including attempting to kill her husband, VP Constantino Chiwenga, forgery, money laundering and assaulting a domestic worker.

Grappling with a rare medical condition, Marry appeared in court earlier this month but her lawyer Beatrice Mtetwa said she was failing to get medical affidavits to confirm her illness to the courts as doctors fear victimization by her husband.

She is set to re-appear in court on October 6 2021.

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