Zimbabwe vice president’s wife freed on bail after attempted murder charge
Prosecutors say Marry Mubaiwa, who denies all charges, tried to unplug Mr Chiwenga’s life support tubes in a South African hospital in June.
She was initially arrested on December 14 on separate charges including fraud and money laundering.
A High Court judgment by Judge Pisirai Kwenda has granted Ms Mubaiwa bail for 50,000 Zimbabwe dollar (3,000 dollars), and ordered her to surrender her diplomatic passport and report to a local police station once every two weeks.
Her lawyer, Taona Nyamakura, said Ms Mubaiwa could be released from prison on Monday or Tuesday.
Her arrest has sparked accusations against Chiwenga and the anti-corruption agency that initially arrested her.
Opposition politicians say the vice president is using his position to influence a divorce settlement with Ms Mubaiwa, while Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC), which says she illegally transferred 900 million dollars to South Africa, is conflicted.
The ZACC denies this.Ms Chiwenga, who returned to China last week for a medical review, could not be reached for comment.