High Court judge Justice Christopher Dube-Banda has chided Vice President Constantino Chiwenga for locking his estranged wife Marry, from their matrimonial home in Borrowdale since December last year.
Justice Christopher Dube-Banda ruled that Chiwenga’s behaviour, using the military to keep Marry out of her home, is a cause for alarm for all law-abiding citizens and interdicted the former army general from barring her from accessing her home. She said:
What happened to the applicant [Marry] must be a cause of fear and concern to all law-abiding citizens, wherever they are and their station life.
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It is in such situations that this court must step in, without fear or favour, to defend the Constitution and to defend the rule of law.
There cannot be, in a constitutional democracy, a law for the powerful and a law for the weak. It is in such instances that this court must stand firm and apply the law without fear or favour.
The ruling against Chiwenga came about after Marry was denied access to number 614 Nick Prince Drive, Borrowdale Brooke, Harare, and her three minor children.
After her release from remand prison on January 6 on $50 000 bail, Marry found her home cordoned off by the military.