Vice President Constantino Chiwenga has given Judge President George Chiweshe a 48-hour ultimatum to explain how the judgment on child custody was allegedly leaked before it was officially handed down in court.
Chiwenga suggests that the judgment was leaked to his estranged wife, Marry Mubaiwa-Chiwenga and a local newspaper. Through his lawyers, Manase & Manase Legal Practitioners, the former army boss said:
The purpose of our writing is to register our client’s complaint in the manner in which the judgment in the above matter has been handled…
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The applicant in this matter attended the parties’ children’s school at 8am today (Friday January 24) armed with an order of this court and stated to the school authorities that she had been granted an order by the High Court to have access to the children…
We also wonder why the said judgment, before it was handed down, got publicised in the Independent newspaper advising the public that Marry Mubaiwa had won the case she had filed.
Chiwenga claimed in the letter that the former model is related to Justice Chiweshe adding that their relationship could have influenced the court’s decision on the matter.
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