Marry Chiwenga engages Army Commander over harassment by soldiers. Marry told The NewsHawks reporter Bridget Mananavire that she reached out to General Sibanda after soldiers started to meddle in her domestic affairs. The former model claimed that armed soldiers came to her offices and intimidated her workers causing them to run away in terror. Marry Chiwenga has said she sought the help of Zimbabwe Defence Forces (ZDF) commander Philip Valerio Sibanda in her dispute with her husband, Vice President Constantino Chiwenga after the latter unleashed soldiers to terrorise her.
Marry also said soldiers recently broke down her Highlands office wall after they had ransacked her offices and took bank statements, contracts, invoices of things and took other personal documents.
Responding to a question on whether she had tried engaging the Zimbabwe Defence Forces (ZDF) or their commander to find out why soldiers are being used in a domestic matter, Marry said: Yes, we have before. And even now I have written him ( ZDF commander Phillip Valerio Sibanda) a letter.
My lawyer, Beatrice Mtetwa, also wrote to them before. I have also written to (ZDF commander Philip Valerio) PV Sibanda which we were typing, to say your soldiers continue to terrorise my office because the Vice-President doesn’t have soldiers, the soldiers serve under PV so they belong to him.
I said to him your military personnel continue to terrorise my office, to terrorise me and they continue to loot my things, what is going on? Why all this intimidation? Why are you doing this to me or to my office? Why are you doing it? For what reason? So,
we’ve engaged him, but he has not responded.
Marry also said she appealed to President Emmerson Mnangagwa so that she could get a new passport to enable her to travel to South Africa for medical care. This came after judges refused to release her passport which is being held as part of her bail conditions. She said:
… I asked the President to give me another passportso that I can get medical attention. He said he was going to secure a passport for me and money to go and get medical attention, but it’s out of the window.
As you can see, I am still here. I am still very much in pain. I am still suffering. Medically, not much has happened.