Vice-President Constantino Chiwenga’s wife, Marry has filed court papers challenging a US$700 000 claim filed by her former husband and ex-Zimbabwe Warriors striker, Shingai Kaondera
Marry has responded by requesting Kaondera to supply her with further particulars in order to enable her to answer to the claims.
According to court papers, she (Marry) asked Kaondera on what basis he is claiming his signature on the divorce consent papers and affidavit of waiver were forged.
“Defendant [Marry] submits that plaintiff (Kaondera) freely and voluntarily signed consent paper and affidavit of waiver and puts plaintiff to the strict proof of his allegations,” she said in the court papers.
“The plaintiff was not opposed to the order of divorce being granted on the terms granted otherwise plaintiff would not have waited for nine years to raise these false and malicious allegations.
“The parties never acquired any immovable property during the subsistence of their marriage and there was no immovable property to share.
“The parties agreed that each party would keep those movable properties in each party’s custody as his or her sole property.
“Defendant puts plaintiff to strict proof of the contrary.”
In his claim Kaondera said the US$700 000 was for compensation for the loss of immovable property and a company called Latchelle (Pvt) Ltd, which he lost to Marry.
In her response Marry said she has no knowledge of the company adding Kaondera “is put to the strict proof of the existence of such a company and its directors and shareholders”.
In July this year Kaondera, approached the High Court with the claim alleging that his former wife fraudulently obtained a divorce order against him with a view to get married to Retired General Constantino Chiwenga.
In his lawsuit Kaondera also claimed that he never consented to divorcing Marry as alleged in the court papers but the VP’s wife dismissed his assertions as false.
The former football star said he was prejudiced of over half a million dollars in investments, which he was supposed to amass as Marry’s partner.