- ZINARA lays off 250 employees, while another 96 terminations are currently being processed according to Zinara board chair, Michael Madana
- 2 Student nurses in a unit for the mentally infirm, jailed for stoning and filming distressed patients on their mobiles
- GOVERNMENT DISMISSES EX-VP MPHOKO'S US$300 000 in pension benefits claim as the Public Service Commission (PSC) says Mphoko will only be paid his pension in local currency ZWL$ and should not expect any other benefits.
- MARRY CHIWENGA SPILLS THE BEANS: VICE PRESIDENT CHIWENGA'S ESTRANGED WIFE , Marry, jells court that the retired army general harbours an ambition to take over the presidency and Chiwenga registered all assets in his relatives’ names in an effort to avoid sanctions that were imposed on him by the United States government.
- TWO TONNES- 92 BAGS/ 2 tonnes of mbanje/ cannabis/ wacky tobacco/ weed found at Forbes Border Post in a truck from Malawi, driver fled
Besides being minister in charge of police, Chombo is Zanu-PF national secretary for administration, while Marian is ZimPF Mashonaland West provincial chairperson.
The couple had a nasty divorce a few years ago, exposing Chombo’s mega riches.
Marian told NewsDay at the weekend that Chombo caused the cancellation of her ZimPF meeting in Chinhoyi last week by
police “just to settle scores with me”.
The last-minute cancellation of the meeting, which was later reversed by a High Court order, came barely a month after ZimpF leader, Joice Mujuru had her Chinhoyi church meeting blocked under similar circumstances.
Chombo’s ex-wife said police’s claims that they did not have enough personnel to provide security at the meeting were suspicious.
“I think they just want to frustrate me, bearing in mind that the provincial chairperson used to be the wife of Home Affairs minister. Secondly, this is the home town of the President (Robert Mugabe), so they make sure that we don’t hold any such kind of meetings. This is a deliberate ploy to frustrate us,” she said.
Chombo could not be reached for comment yesterday, as calls made to his mobile phone went to voicemail.
After police last Friday barred the ZimPF meeting scheduled to take place at St Peter’s Pastoral Centre, Marian, through her lawyer, Gift Nyandoro, filed an urgent High Court application challenging the police decision.
The court granted the order sought, but ordered that the meeting be held at Chinhoyi Motor Cross instead.