Marry Chiwenga

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Marry Chiwenga nee Mubaiwa is an ex-model, who is also the wife of General Constantine Chiwenga who is the current Commander of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces. She was once married to Shingi Kazwondera, a footballer who played for Caps United Football Club. She is also the patron and or chairperson of the Miss Zimbabwe Trust.

Background

Marry was born in 1983. She is the daughter of Kenny Mubaiwa, who is the Chairman of Dynamos Football Club.

'Controversial' Marriage

In 2011, Marry was customarily married by Constantine Chiwenga amid revelations that the two had been staying together since Constantine left his matrimonial home, in April 2010. It was reported that he paid US$47 000 as the bride price (lobola) to the Mubaiwa family. On 15, November 2012, the couple was blessed with a baby.

As the Patron of the Miss Zimbabwe Trust

In 2012, Marry became the patron of the Miss Zimbabwe Trust taking over from Kiki Divaris. She was poised to revive the Miss Zimbabwe pageant. The 2014 edition of the Miss Zimbabwe Pageant proved Marry's competence as it was full of glitz and glamour.

Notwithstanding this, in 2014, 3 beauty queens, Thabiso Phiri, Catherine Makaya and Tendai Hunda were crowned as the title holders. This was followed by a barrage of criticism levelled against Marry. Cathrine Makaya cited that Marry was very adamant hence she was unable to work with her. Tendai Hunda who went on to represent the country for the 2014 edition of the Miss World was unable to keep up the pace with others as she arrived late in London all because of the trust's incompetency.Speculations are rife that the trust is now politicised.

Philanthropic Work

She is the Chairman of the Musha Mukadzi Zimbabwe Armed Forces Foundation (MZAFF)which helped Shingirayi Bushu who however succumbed to cancer in December 2014.[1]

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References

  1. Musha Mukadzi beneficiary laid to rest, "The Herald", Published:3 Dec 2014,Retrieved:10 February 2015"