Marry was denied bail by a magistrate last Saturday but has gone to the High Court to push for her freedom.
In her bail application through her lawyers Nyambirai and Mtetwa, Mubaiwa denied that she assaulted her maid, Delight Munyoro. Her lawyers said:
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At the end of the day on January 27, 2020, the appellant (Mubaiwa) received reports from her older children that the younger children had shunned them. When she asked about their behaviour, they advised that Delight Munyoro, the woman who looks after them, had strongly warned them not to speak to their older siblings.
On January 28, 2020, when she went to collect the older children from school, she saw the complainant (Munyoro) sitting in a vehicle with the usual security details from the army and Central Intelligence Organisation.
She asked the complainant why she had instructed the younger children not to speak to their siblings and the complainant responded that applicant should be thankful that she was caring for the children as their father obviously cannot look after them. There was no physical contact as the complainant had armed personnel and was also sitting in the car.
Marry’s lawyers said she couldn’t have slapped Munyoro who was seated in a car with military and intelligence personnel, and her hands (Marry) were swollen.