While ordinary Zimbabwe civil servants are getting on average less than US$50 per month, it appears General Chiwenga is swimming in cash after his estranged wife and former Miss Zimbabwe model Marry Chiwenga-Mubaiwa demanded an annual maintenance sum of US$ 480000 from the VP.
According to court papers seen by the press, this amount is necessary to “maintain Marry’s current standard of living”.
Below is part of her jaw dropping demands from the millionaire former army general who toppled Mugabe in 2017 :
“The Defendant claims in reconvention personal maintenance in an amount equivalent to USD40 000 per month payable in Zimbabwe dollars and calculated at the interbank rate prevailing on the date of payment until her death or remarriage”
“Plaintiff (Constantino Chiwenga) should pay the Marry Mubaiwa’s cost for reconstructive surgery and all other medical associated costs arising from injuries she suffered from bomb blast in Bulawayo whilst accompanied Plaintiff on his party activities.”
“One fully expensed international holiday per annum at a five-star facility inclusive of spending money of not less than the equivalent of US$25 000.
One fully expensed regional holiday per annum at a five-star facility including of spending money of not less than the equivalent of USD$15 000″
Does Chiwenga actually have this type of cash to spoil ex-wife?
Judging by the properties exposed during his divorce with Jocelyn, Rtd. General Chiwenga is easily worth at least $USD20 million dollars.
General Chiwenga’s vast wealth that includes mansions, game parks, gold mines, high end cars and expansive tracts of land was exposed in 2014 when he filed for divorce from his former wife Jocelyn. Sources say Chiwenga is the richest politician in the country after Mnangagwa.
There are rumours that he is the “top civil servant” reportedly bankrolling Uncle Roland Muchegwa ex-wife(pictured), Michelle Kawome’s expensive life style.
Michelle claims she now has a boyfriend but declines to name her fiancé, although she has posted her engagement ring on Instagram with the caption: “Keep it private until it’s official. I said ‘yes’!”
Friends say Kawome has recently become “quite wealthy” – travelling to exotic holiday destinations and exchanging luxury vehicles.
“She told me that she’s dating a top civil servant,” one of her friends said.