Zimbabwe vice-president's wife banned from seeing her children

Marry Mubaiwa

Marry Mubaiwa

The court ruled that former model Marry Mubaiwa, charged with attempting to murder her husband, cannot access the couple's house or visit her children

Marry Mubaiwa, the 36-year-old wife of Zimbabwe's Vice-President Constantino Chiwenga, has been by barred by the country's higher court from accessing the house where she lived with her husband and from visiting her three minor children, the BBC reported.

Mubaiwa is on bail, pending trial on suspicion of trying to kill her husband in July - while he was hospitalized in South Africa - as well as of being involved in fraud and money laundering.

The vice-president's wife had been arrested in December following an investigation led by the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission, which found strong evidence of her involvement in the above crimes.

She was released on bail on January 6 and ordered to surrender her diplomatic passport and the title deeds of a property registered in her father's name as part of her bail conditions.

Since then, Marry Mubaiwa has been filing several applications to be granted access to the house where she lived and permission to see her children.

Marry is a former model who was married to a soccer player before her marriage to Constantino Chiwenga. She was a patron of the Miss Zimbabwe Fund until she resigned in February 2018.