Zimbabwean authorities have arrested the wife of Vice President Constantino Chiwenga on charges of money laundering, fraud and
violating exchange control regulations, the country’s anti Corruption Commission (ZACC) said on Sunday.
Marry Mubaiwa was arrested on Saturday and is likely to appear in court this week, ZACC spokesman John Makamure said.
The timing of Mubaiwa’s arrest is likely to raise eyebrows after local private media reported two weeks ago that she was going through a divorce with her husband Chiwenga.
The ZACC memo accused Mubaiwa of fraudulently obtaining a marriage certificate without Chiwenga’s consent earlier this year when the vice president was ill. The two have been married under Zimbabwe’s customary law since 2011 and have two children.