Saturday, 14 December 2019

Mary Chiwenga’s Divorce Opens Can Of Worms For Henchman … Ginimbi Loses Protection?

Mary Chiwenga’s divorce from Vice President Constantino Chiwenga is reported to have opened a can of worms even though it is still pending. 

The second lady’s apparent fall from grace and power is reported to have sent her hangers-on and henchmen into panic mode.

Some of Mary’s hangers-on were benefiting from her proximity to power to accumulate favourable business deals from state entities. Others were also allegedly using Mary’s power to avoid facing justice in the courts of law for their nefarious misdeeds.

Mary fell out of the former Commander Defence Forces’ good graces after allegedly demanding that he write a will at a time when he was battling for his life. iHarare understands that the Chiwenga did not take to this request kindly and accused his wife of wishing him dead and of plotting against him, leading him to file for divorce.

Since his return from his 4-month medical sojourn in China, he has not been seen in public with Mary. He has also not referred to her by name in public.

With Mary now out of favour with Vice President, this leaves her without access to the upper echelons of power, and her hangers-on in precarious positions.
Wife of Former defence force commander General Constantino Chiwenga, Mary Chiwenga listens as Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa delivers his closing presidential campaign at the National Sports Stadium during his final 'Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front' (Zanu PF) rally on July 28, 2018 in Harare, Zimbabwe. Zimbabweans go to the polls on July 30th to vote for a new president, the first since the end of Robert Mugabe's 37-year rule. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
Wife of Former defence force commander General Constantino Chiwenga, Mary Chiwenga listens as Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa delivers his closing presidential campaign at the National Sports Stadium during his final 'Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front' (Zanu PF) rally on July 28, 2018, in Harare, Zimbabwe. Zimbabweans go to the polls on July 30th to vote for a new president, the first since the end of Robert Mugabe's 37-year rule. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
Has established from online publication Zim Morning Post that one of the people in jeopardy is Mary’s cousin and controversial businessman Genius Kadungure. Ginimbi, as Kadungure is commonly referred to by his associates and followers, has pending court cases which include fraud, tax evasion and money laundering.

A source who spoke to the publication said, Genius is enjoying Mary’s protection. Imagine how long all his court cases have dragged on and on. He duped Honorable Dexter Nduna of close to ZAR1 million. He also faces charges of money laundering.
His company Pioneer Gases is not making any profits and Piko Gases in Botswana is more like a briefcase company. These companies are covers for shady deals and he gets protection from Marry.

He (Genius) is a close relative to Mary and her father (Keni Mubaiwa) is a brother to Genius’ mother, so with things like this happening to, he is insecure now.
Wife of Former defence force commander General Constantino Chiwenga, Mary Chiwenga listens as Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa delivers his closing presidential campaign at the National Sports Stadium during his final 'Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front' (Zanu PF) rally on July 28, 2018 in Harare, Zimbabwe. Zimbabweans go to the polls on July 30th to vote for a new president, the first since the end of Robert Mugabe's 37-year rule. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
Wife of Former defence force commander General Constantino Chiwenga, Mary Chiwenga listens as Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa delivers his closing presidential campaign at the National Sports Stadium during his final 'Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front' (Zanu PF) rally on July 28, 2018, in Harare, Zimbabwe. Zimbabweans go to the polls on July 30th to vote for a new president, the first since the end of Robert Mugabe's 37-year rule. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

Mary herself also stands to lose some lucrative contracts that she was awarded following the removal of former President Robert Mugabe and the ascendancy of her estranged husband to the Vice Presidency.

Mary’s company East Town Holdings was granted a multi-million-dollar deal to provide travel services for the Office of the President and Cabinet.
Wife of Former defence force commander General Constantino Chiwenga, Mary Chiwenga, (left) and Home Affairs minister Obert Mpofu listen as Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa delivers his closing presidential campaign at the National Sports Stadium during his final 'Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front' (Zanu PF) rally on July 28, 2018 in Harare, Zimbabwe. Zimbabweans go to the polls on July 30th to vote for a new president, the first since the end of Robert Mugabe's 37-year rule. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
Wife of Former defence force commander General Constantino Chiwenga, Mary Chiwenga, (left) and Home Affairs minister Obert Mpofu listen as Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa delivers his closing presidential campaign at the National Sports Stadium during his final 'Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front' (Zanu PF) rally on July 28, 2018, in Harare, Zimbabwe. Zimbabweans go to the polls on July 30th to vote for a new president, the first since the end of Robert Mugabe's 37-year rule. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

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