Zimbabwe’s agency arrests vice president’s wife for alleged money laundering

Marry Mubaiwa, wife of a serving vice president in Zimbabwe, Constantino Chiwenga, was arrested on Sunday, December 15, on charges of alleged money laundering. The arrest of the 38-year-old Mubaiwa was confirmed by the spokesperson of the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC), John Makamure, but he did not give details. Aljazeera reports that she is facing charges of money laundering, fraud and violation of the country’s exchange control regulations.
Marry Mubaiwa is facing charges of alleged money laundering in Zimbabwe Credit: Aljazeera Source: UGC The vice president’s wife had not commented at the time of this report. Reuters also reports that the anti-corruption agency is under pressure to show that it can effectively tackle corruption on the country. The report added that charges sighted showed that between October 2018 and May 2019, “Mubaiwa is accused of unlawfully transferring $919,000 to South Africa under the guise of importing goods, which it claims she never did.”
Her arrest, according to the report, may draw some controversies as she is reported to be in a divorce with her husband The memo, it was learnt, is accusing the vice president’s wife of fraudulently obtaining a marriage certificate without her husband’s consent.

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