The trial of Marry Chiwenga, the estranged wife of Vice President Constantino Chiwenga on assault charges was postponed on Tuesday because some witnesses travelled to their rural homes just before the commencement of the national lockdown.
The State proposed to postpone the case to June 20 but it was revealed that Chiwenga had already been booked for surgery for June, therefore, the trial was deferred to July 27.
Chiwenga’s lawyer Beatrice Mtetwa confirmed the development, saying her client was supposed to undergo surgery for injuries sustained in the Bulawayo blast at White City Stadium in 2018. Said Mtetwa:
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Your Worship, it is correct that today (yesterday) was the day for trial commencement, but we were told that witnesses are not available.
The State had proposed a new date that is June 20, but my client is supposed to undergo an operation during the same month.
The operation is due to the injuries she sustained during the Bulawayo blast. Also by June 20, she would not have fully recovered.
Chiwenga was arrested earlier this for allegedly assaulting a family helper, Delight Munyoro, at Hellenic School in Borrowdale following an altercation over the custody of children.