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Soldiers, police evict Chiwenga’s ex-wife

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WOES continued to mount for Jocelyn Chiwenga, the ex-wife of Zimbabwe Defence Forces Commander General Constantine Chiwenga, after soldiers and police officers yesterday allegedly evicted her from her plush Borrowdale Brooke home.

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Scores of police officers and soldiers in plain clothes visited the Chiwenga residence and kicked Jocelyn out, claiming they were working “under instructions”.

A distraught Jocelyn told NewsDay that the officials came early in the morning, claiming to have been sent by the deputy sheriff, but allegedly had no court order.

“They did exactly what they did to me at the farm. They came here without a court order and said they were working under instructions. There were uniformed police and soldiers in civilian clothing,” she said.

“I am now going to my other house and I have been taking my property there. It seems we are still here up until late in the night.”

The eviction comes weeks after she was kicked out of Dockson Farm in Goromonzi and also recent reports that she was getting “threatening” phone calls.

Jocelyn went through a nasty divorce with the defence forces boss who is now stripping her of

several properties after a protracted court struggle.

When NewsDay checked with Jocelyn yesterday morning, she confirmed that the police and army personnel were at the gate, while others were deployed inside the yard.

In the afternoon, she said that the police officers and soldiers, together with others in plain clothes, were busy taking out property from the house.
“They are taking out property now and we are in the process of taking the property to another place,” Jocelyn said last night.

The two were married in November 1998 before their marriage irretrievably broke down in 2012 when Chiwenga filed for divorce, citing Jocelyn’s alleged violent behaviour.

The defence forces boss is now customarily married to former model, Marry Mubaiwa.

The divorce case was heard under a media blackout after Chiwenga’s lawyers from Scanlen and Holderness obtained a High Court order barring the media from reporting on the proceedings.

Both army spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Alphonse Makotore and police spokesperson Senior Assistant Commissioner Charity Charamba could not be immediately reached for comment.

In judgment number 463/14, the High Court adjudicated on how the couple should share their matrimonial property, among it real estate, companies, top-of-the-range motor vehicles, jewellery, furniture and clothes, exposing their vast wealth in the process.

Among many other things, the couple reportedly owned Blue Chip Stamp Company (Pvt) Ltd, which owns a property at 5 Rosary Close, Quinnington, Borrowdale measuring 5 701 square metres.

They also owned Lighthouse Investments (Pvt) Ltd which owns four industrial units in Willowvale, with each unit measuring 3 850 square metres, and Liversay Investments (Pvt) Ltd, which owns a property at 614 Prince Drive in Borrowdale Brooke measuring 4 817 square metres.

The couple also owned an apartment in Malaysia and a house at 9 Msasa Drive in Msasa Park.

The Chiwengas reportedly had 40 gold watches, white gold rings, four white gold chokers, Jackie Kennedy pearls and bracelet pearls, an emerald ring, pearl ring encrusted with a 24-carat diamond, 48 gold broaches and a set of gold earrings and chain with diamonds.

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