The trial of Marry Mubaiwa has kicked off after two medical doctors who examined her indicated that she was mentally fit to follow court proceedings.
Mubaiwa recently underwent psychiatric evaluation during her committal to prison hospital.
Mubaiwa is facing numerous charges before the court, including attempting to kill Chiwenga, money laundering and assaulting her children’s minder.
The State led by Mr Tafara Chirambira applied for a postponement of the matter to December 6 saying trial should kick off that very day as two reports from Doctor Moses Mudau and Doctor Itai Macheka unanimously found Mubaiwa fit.
However Mubaiwa’s lawyer Mrs Beatrice Mtetwa opposed the two reports, indicating that the two doctors did not disclose their qualifications of specialty.
It boggles the mind why any proper justice system wants to try someone who is not well. What sort of justice is this? The court must look at what is in the interest of justice. Politics must be taken out of this matter,” said Mrs Mtetwa.
“Who the complainant is has nothing to do with this matter.”
She went on to state that her client was unwell because the court has been denying her rights to seek medical attention and that there was no basis to put her to trial when she was unwell.
In his ruling, Harare magistrate Mr Lazini Ncube said Doctor Fungisai Mazhandu indicated that Mubaiwa was not mentally fit to stand trial and two others are saying the opposite.
“The court is guided by the findings of the two doctors. Therefore the matter is now official that she is fit to stand trial