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Mary Mubaiwa acquitted of assault charges

Marry Mubaiwa has been acquitted of assault charges by Harare magistrate Mrs Learnmore Mapiye.

She had on her file charges of assaulting her maid.

Mubaiwa through her lawyer Mrs Mtetwa had applied for discharge at the close of the State’s case arguing that its evidence was unreliable as witnesses who testified had many versions of what transpired. In her ruling, Mrs Mapiye said the application for discharge at the close of the State’s case by Mtetwa has merit and therefore her client is acquitted.

It was alleged that on January 28, 2020, at around midday, Munyoro went to Hellenic Primary School in Borrowdale, Harare to collect Mubaiwa’s son she sired with Vice President Constantino Chiwenga.
It was the State’s case that while Munyoro remained seated in the car the driver, Batsirai Furukiya, went to collect the child. The court heard that while Fururiya was walking with the child going where the car was parked, Mubaiwa followed him. Upon arrival at the car, Mubaiwa started accusing Munyoro of telling her children not to talk to her and quizzed her why she was doing so.

In her defense, Mubaiwa denied the assault allegations telling the court through her lawyer, Mtetwa that her hands were weak at the time of the alleged attack after she was injured during the Bulawayo White City Stadium blast incident.