South African-based Zimbabweans businessman Frank Buyanga has come under scrutiny for his alleged association with the estranged wife of Vice President Constantino Chiwenga, Marry Chiwenga nee Mubaiwa.
Zim Morning Post claims to have in its possession photos of Buyanga and Marry’s son apparently enjoying each other’s company while holidaying in Victoria Falls.
The child in question is reported to be one of Marry and Chiwenga’s three children. Buyanga’s lawyer, Estee Maman, from Maman Attorneys, disputed reports that Buyanga scouted for properties in South Africa on Marry’s behalf and also downplayed the issue of photos. He said:
Mr Buyanga has no recollection of taking pictures however he is a well-known businessman who is asked by public figures to take pictures with him.
Furthermore, being at the same resort as a politician and greeting them/their kids and being polite or friendly still does not mean any relationship personal or otherwise exists.
Mr Buyanga has pictures with several Presidents and politicians who request a photo with him. It is polite to agree to a photo when asked.
Marry was arrested on Saturday last week and subsequently charged with fraud, money laundering and attempted murder.