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The RTD Gen rightly a powerful military man who led the army to remove the world’s oldest and longest serving dictator has had his fair share of strong headed wives.
Chiwenga went through a messy divorce after the couples marriage broke down in 2012 and is now married to ex-model Marry Mubaiwa, the daughter of Kenny Mubaiwa, the Chairman of Dynamos Football Club.
Chiwenga and Jocelyn’s divorce, like all Zanu pf stalwart divorces, exposed massive amounts of wealth accumulated by the RTD Gen then head of Zimbabwe National Army (ZNA) with approximately 40 000 soldiers, yet he ended up in court seeking a divorce on account of the fact that Jocelyn, a war veteran used to heavily assault him.
RTD Gen Chiwenga filed for divorce citing his ex-wife Jocelyn’s alleged violent behaviour as one of the reasons he sought relief. The High Court granted the divorce after the couple agreed that their marriage had irretrievably broken down.
The couples expensive property to share mostly registered as companies property , included real estate, companies, expensive vehicles, jewellery, furniture and clothing .
Most wealth is revealed in divorces in Zimbabwe and this is a list of it:
1-Blue Chip Stamp Company (Pvt) Ltd which owned a property at 5 Rosary Close, Quinnington, Borrowdale measuring 5 701 square metres.
2-Lighthouse Investments (Pvt) Ltd which owned four industrial units in Willowvale, with each unit measuring
3 850 square metres and Liversay Investments (Pvt) Ltd which owned a property at 614 Prince Drive in Borrowdale Brook measuring 4 817 square metres.
3-Hidcote Investment (Pvt) Ltd which owned a property at 79 Follyjon Crescent measuring 4 955 square metres
4-Grandi Lodge Sixty One (Pvt) which owned a house on a 1 692 square metres stand in Borrowdale Brooke.
5-Ouacker Investments, which owned stand 103 Shawasha Hills residential estate.
6-Yolsac Safaris (Pvt) ltd which traded as Kazungula Wildlife Safaris
7-Ventilux (Pvt) Ltd, which has since folded.
8-Apartment in Malaysia
9.A house at 9 Msasa Drive in Msasa Park.
Jocelyn and the RTD Gen owned Dokson Investments which spearheaded operations at their farm in Goromonzi obtained through Mugabe’s Zanu pf regime’s disastrous -land reform programme.
10-539 Borrowdale Brooke measuring 1 456 metres squared
11-Dominicus Investments (Pvt) Ltd which owns an industrial stand in Marondera.
12-34 Lythan Drive in Glen Lorne
13-A vacant piece of land at Mermaids Pool about 42 kilometres from Harare.
14-Apart from the properties, the couple also owned motor vehicles, among them, a Prado, Jeep, Toyota land Cruiser V8, Mercedes Benz C180, Land Rover Defender and a Land Rover Discovery 4.
15-List of jewellery, among them, gold bracelets encrusted with diamonds, gold rings encrusted with diamonds, four gold watches with 36 carat diamond, three gold chains with diamond pendants, gold choker with centre diamond and two gold bangles encrusted with diamonds.
16- 40 gold watches, white gold rings, four white gold chokers, choker Jackie Kennedy pearls and bracelet pearls, 10 gold anklelet, an emerald ring, pearl ring encrusted with 24 carat diamond, forty eight gold broaches and a set of gold earrings and chain with diamonds.
17-45 sets of diamond earrings, diamond tiara, blue diamond ring, diamond and emerald necklace, emerald cocktail ring, yellow diamond ring, diamond engagement rings, emerald rings and men’s rolex watches.
The High Court awarded most of the immovable property to Chiwenga including property at 5 Rosary Close, Quinnington, 79 Follyjon Crescent, stand 332 Borrowdale Brooke, Ventilux (Pvt) Ltd, Chakoma Farm, Marondera Industrial stand and part of Mermaids Pool, 3 850 square metre stand where Ventilux operated from on stand 181 in Willowvale and similar stand where C&J (Pvt) Ltd operated from.
RTD Gen Chiwenga was given 85% share of 614 Price Drive, the couple’s matrimonial home, and stand 103 Chishawasha Hills, weapons and several hunting trophies.
Jocelyn was awarded the house in Glen Lorne and a second house on stand 332 Borrowdale Brooke which she had already disposed of.
She also got the 3 850 square metre stand from where her company Zimsafe operated from and a similar industrial unit which the couple was leasing. She also received two properties in Borrowdale Brooke.
She was given most of the property in the master bedroom, five bedrooms, kitchen and master bathroom at their matrimonial home.
She was also awarded seven vehicles among them a jeep, Toyota Land cruiser V8, two Mercedes Benz, Land Rover Defender, Land Rover Discovery and a Toyota Hiace.
After judgment, Jocelyn was unhappy with High Court decision. She approached the Supreme Court and lost her case on 13 February this year. The Supreme Court case (Number451/14) , before Justices Vernanda Ziyambi, Anne-Mary Gowora and Bharat Patel and was heard for the first time on July 27, 2015.
Chiwenga’s ex-wife Jocelyn, once a waitress at Jobs Night Club in Harare changed her name to Jocelyn Jacobsen after she married a Danish national whose safety clothing firm it was reported she later seized with the help of Chiwenga before the two got joined in “holy” matrimony in 1998. It is claimed that Jocelyn grabbed Chiwenga from one of her best friends, Hazvinei, after she dumped Jacobsen.
Chiwenga accumulated his wealth from mining of diamonds in Zimbabwe and DRC OPERATIONS . Every company used in mining and looting Chiadzwa diamonds had everything to do with former and serving security and military men .
Who is General Chiwenga?
He was born Dominic Chinenge on 25 August 1956 in Hwedza district of Mashonaland East Province.The three-time divorcee changed his name to Constantino Guveya Dominic Nyikadzino Chiwenga in 2016 . RTD Gen Chiwenga now Zimbabwe’s Vice President left for war from Mt St Mary’s where both( he and former head of Air force of Zimbawe Bigboy Samson Chikerema a.k.a (Perence Shiri) Minister of Lands and Agriculture were students.
He rose through the ranks to become a Provincial Commander for Masvingo/Gaza Province deputised by George Chiweshe who was the Provincial Commissar. He was later promoted to the High Command in 1978 to the post of ZANLA Deputy Political Commissar as late Josiah Tungamirai’s deputy.
In 1981 he was attested to the newly formed Zimbabwe National Army as a brigadier commanding First Brigade in Bulawayo where he played a significant role during had a role in Gukurahundi, with his pals Shiri and Mnangagwa as Defence Minister. He was later promoted to the rank of major general and reverted to his original name of Constantine Chiwenga.
According to Stuart Doran ,Chiwenga’s unit also provided a range of practical assistance, including logistical support for 5 Brigade and a base from which Shiri’s men operated when they made punitive raids on Bulawayo’s townships.
“Together with other former Zanla cadres, who shared common experiences and common hatreds, the pair was intimately involved in an apparent attempt to obliterate the Ndebele from the face of the earth.
In the early 1980s General Chiwenga was exposed for bribing a junior officer into giving him solutions for a practical Intermediate Staff Course. It is alleged the he accepted a green coded paper with suggested solutions which are available only after the exam. Chiwenga was expelled from the course after refusing to name the Major who had given him the paper. He then went on to shoot himself through a shoulder in an attempt on his life and was admitted at Parirenyatwa Hospital in Harare.
He was a commander of Zimbabwe Defence Forces from 2003 to retirement in 2017
His term should have expired in 2013 but it’was renewed each year , by the deposed former president Mugabe in a move seen as a reward for the role he played alongside George Chiweshe in thwarting Morgan Tsvangirai and MDC in 2008 hence saving Robert Mugabe from stepping down after he lost the 2008 election to Richard Morgan Tsvangirai.
In 2015 , the RTD Gen Chiwenga told a gathering in South Africa on his PhD graduation that he wanted to be President of Zimbabwe and somehow that dream is slowly coming to pass because he was behind rolling the tanks to Mugabe’s Blue roof mansion and removing the despot from power and now all that needs to happen is forced removal of Mnangagwa, retirement of Mnangagwa or the death of Mnangagwa,…things can happen,…Im just saying! Anyway to cut a long story short, the RTD Gen seems to have a knack of attracting assertive women as Marry Chiwenga his spouse demonstrates that she is in charge when she says, ”I like looking very classy and very sexy, thats because I have sex appeal , so I don’t change ‘, By Sibusiso Ngwenya Source-Zimbabwenewslive
photo-Marry Chiwenga and RTD Gen, Vice President Chiwenga