Marry Chiwenga (nee Mubaiwa), the estranged wife of Vice President Constantino Chiwenga is claiming the equivalent of US$40 000 per month as maintenance from the retired army general for her upkeep, which money she said should be paid at the interbank rate until she died or remarries.
In her response to Chiwenga’s application for divorce last month, Marry is also claiming tens of thousands of US dollars for herself and her children to spend annually on their international holidays. She said:
… defendant claims in reconvention personal maintenance in an amount equivalent to US$40 000 per month payable in Zimbabwe dollars calculated at the interbank rate prevailing on the date of payment until her death or remarriage.
The plaintiff must pay the entire school account in respect of each child at a Catholic school, including school fees, levies, top-ups, costs of extra lessons, costs of all extra-curricular activities, costs of school and sports uniforms, sports equipment and all other school-related costs.
That plaintiff pays for the defendant and her children annual holidays; one fully expensed international holiday per annum at a five-star facility inclusive of spending money of not less than the equivalent of US$25 000, one fully expensed regional holiday per annum at a five-star facility inclusive of spending money of not less than the equivalent of US$15 000, one fully expensed local holiday per annum and spending money of not less than US$25 000 per person.