Marry Chiwenga, the estranged wife of Vice President Constantino Chiwenga has blamed the former army commander for the collapse of their marriage, saying he is paranoid, uses opiate drugs and is fearful that his ambition to become Zimbabwe’s next president is under threat.
Marry made the assertions in her claim in reconvention in response to Chiwenga’s application for divorce in December last year. She said:
Defendant (Marry) avers in reconvention that the demise of the customary law union was brought about by the plaintiff’s (Chiwenga) acute paranoia brought about by poor health, his being under heavy doses of drugs including un-prescribed opiates, his surrounding himself with persons who want to take advantage of him and his belief that his ascendency to the position of presidency might be in jeopardy.
Marry further remarked that Chiwenga registered some of their assets in his relatives’ names as he was on the targeted sanctions list.
Defendant pleads that all assets acquired during the subsistence of the marriage were acquired with the full knowledge and participation of the plaintiff, whose name could not be used and who, on advice from the bank, procured his relatives to assist in the acquisition of the assets on the basis that plaintiff’s name could not be used as he was on the sanctions list.