ZIFA Boss Chiyangwa Fights to Forestall Divorce

HARARE – Harare businessman Philip Chiyangwa has not been served with summons of the divorce to his wife Elizabeth, he indicated yesterday.

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The media yesterday published Chiyangwa’s divorce but fumed that this was done before he had been served with summons.

The flamboyant businessman was concerned that his personal affairs have been splashed in a national newspaper at the time the proceedings are essentially confidential between the parties and the judicial system.

The swaggering businessman also gave the clearest indication that he was not going to consent or allow the divorce.

“Divorce happens when I sign the papers,” he told the Daily News by telephone yesterday.

“The thing has a false start. Hapana nyaya (There is no issue). Legally, it doesn’t exist.”

Chiyangwa said he had instructed his lawyer Addington Chinake of Kantor & Immerman to take on the newspaper which reported that his wife of 30 years had approached the High Court last week seeking nullification of the couple’s marriage, citing irreconcilable differences.

Observers said it was quite curious and interesting why the Native Investments Africa Group founder had hired a commercial lawyer to handle the divorce case, although the former has reportedly handled Indigenisation minister Francis Nhema’s separation from his wife Louise Nkomo.

The wife first sought a divorce in 2013, but she withdrew the divorce petition after being convinced that reconciliation was the best option for them and their family.

According to court documents, Elizabeth not only wants 85 percent of Chiyangwa’s properties, but stands to gain $204 million of the $240 million worth of properties she listed in her papers.

She further demanded $83 000 per month for maintenance from the date of the granting of the decree of divorce for 120 months.

The court documents revealed the politician has over 100 immovable assets worth over $270 million.

The properties’ values range between $200 000 and $75 million.

Court documents also show that the businessman has interests in 40 companies, including Pinnacle Property Holdings (Pvt) Ltd, Total Communications (Pvt) Ltd, Jetmaster (Pvt) Ltd and Glory Car Hire (Pvt) Ltd.

Elizabeth revealed that the businessman has a fleet of state-of-the-art cars including a Rolls Royce Phantom worth $450 000, a $350 000 Bentley, a Mercedes GL6 worth $300 000, a $120 000 Jeep, several Mercedes Benz and other expensive vehicles.

His household goods are valued at $200 000 according to the summons. According to court papers, Chiyangwa and Elizabeth got married in 1986, before solemnising their union on November 11, 1988.

Elizabeth, who has two children with Chiyangwa, claims in the court papers that the marriage has irretrievably broken down and that there were no prospects of restoration.

She further said the properties she listed were acquired by the couple over the years but registered in Chiyangwa’s name or names of some companies linked to him.

She demanded the court to appoint an independent professional auditor to determine the exact extent and particulars of the estate acquired by the parties during the subsistence of the marriage and compile an inventory of the properties.

Elizabeth told the court that the parties involved in the divorce should equally pay the appointed evaluator and forensic auditor.

Jonathan Moyo Releases Video Of Army Attack On Saviour Kasukuwere’s House During November Coup

Former Higher Education Minister Professor Jonathan Moyo has released CCTV footage of what he says is an attack on Saviour Kasukuwere’s home by the military.

 

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Moyo says members of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces (ZDF) started firing at him, Kasukuwere and their families at Kasukuwere’s home on 15 November 2017. It is not clear if the soldiers started firing without provocation or if it was an exchange between the soldiers and hired bodyguards as was the case at Ignatius Chombo’s house. It should be noted that Moyo has been at pains to prove that Operation Restore Legacy was a “bloody coup”. Watch the video below:

 

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‘Tsvangirai’s Green Passport Confiscated By Government, Not By Wife’ – Charamba

President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s spokesman George Charamba has moved in to quash rumours that MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai’s wife confiscated her husband’s passport.

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An earlier published report claimed that Macheka confiscated Tsvangirai’s passport so to force him to resign and hand-over to his deputy Nelson Chamisa.

But Charamba has while distancing himself from the MDC party’s factional innuendos, rubbished the report saying it was in fact government that withdrew Tsvangirai’s green passport as it was issuing him with a diplomatic passport.

Charamba told the state media, “I am not a member of the MDC-T and I am just not knowledgeable about the goings on in that party.

“What I do know is that the Friday meeting (two weeks ago) between Mr Tsvangirai and President Mnangagwa and Vice President Chiwenga dealt with an issue that was exercising the former Prime Minister — the issue to do with the withdrawal of his diplomatic passport in circumstances that were unclear. It’s not clear who instructed that but the effect of it is that Mr Tsvangirai no longer had his diplomatic passport, which meant he was now travelling on an ordinary green passport — and that meant he was no longer able to access those conveniences that come with the red passport accorded to diplomats and high level personalities by host countries,” said Mr Charamba.

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“A decision was taken there and then to instruct the new Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Trade General Sibusiso Moyo to reinstate that passport and, as per standard when you are being issued with a diplomatic passport, the Passport Office withdraws the green passport. No citizen is allowed to hold more than one passport,” he said.

“Without pre-empting anything within the MDC-T political environment, I suspect that maybe very well where the confusion is coming from. What I want to underline is that it is a false discourse to try and suggest that the Zimbabwean military has a say or a role in determining leadership in opposition politics and I want to stress kuti kana vachiita factional politics dzavo vane G40 yavoka, kana vachiita factional politics dzavo, can they enact those within the framework of levers of instruments that they can control and I am very clear the military is not one such lever.”

The MDC leader was diagonised with colon cancer last year and last week he issued a statement indicating that he was soon to hand over to a younger leader before the upcoming 2018 elections.