Zimbabwean Vice President’s Wife Accused of Murder Attempt on her Husband

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Army General Constantino Chiwenga, center, arrives with his wife Mary at the presidential inauguration ceremony of Emmerson Mnangagwa in Harare, Zimbabwe, Friday, Nov. 24, 2017. Mnangagwa is been sworn in as Zimbabwe's president after Robert Mugabe resigned on Tuesday, ending his 37 year rule. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)

Wife of a Zimbabwean vice-president, Marry Mubaiwa, who is already facing charges of corruption, has also been charged with attempting to murder her husband.

She appeared in court in Harare on Monday to deny all the charges.

Prosecutors said she tried to kill the vice president, Gen Constantino Chiwenga while he was receiving treatment in South Africa earlier. She was alleged to have tried to prevent him from getting medical treatment in South Africa six months ago. She was also said to have pulled an intravenous drip out of his arm when he was eventually admitted to a hospital in Pretoria for an unknown ailment.

When she was arrested on Saturday, police said she was already accused of fraud and money laundering involving amounts totaling about $1m.

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