What! Chombo’s former wife broke!


Home Affairs Minister Ignatius Chombo’s former wife, Marian, with whom he had a bitter divorce seven years ago is now reportedly broke, according to a report in Newsday.

The paper said Marian had been declared “a person of no means” after the deputy sheriff visited her farm in Raffingora to try and attach property to recover a  $157 229.10 debt she had with the CBZ bank but found nothing worth attaching.

Marian exposed the vast wealth Chombo had acquired during their marriage which had lasted almost 22 years before they separated.

Among other things, Marian wanted 15 of the family vehicles that included:

  • 4 Toyota Land Cruisers
  • 3 Mercedes Benzes
  • Mahindra
  • 2 Nissan Wolfs,
  • 1 Toyota Vigo,
  • 1 Mazda BT-50,
  • 1 Bus
  • 1 Nissan Hardbody
  • 1 Toyota Hilux

She also claimed other properties that included:

  • 2 Glen View houses
  • 2 flats in Queensdale,
  • A property in Katanga Township,
  • Stand Number 1037 Mount Pleasant Heights
  • 4 Norton business stands
  • 3 Chinhoyi business stands,
  • 4 Banket business stands,
  • 1 commercial stand in Epworth,
  • 2 residential stands in Chirundu
  • 4 commercial stands in Kariba
  • 1 stand in Ruwa
  • 1 stand in Chinhoyi,
  • 2 stands in Mutare
  • 2 stands in Binga.
  • 4 stands in Victoria Falls
  • 1 stand in Zvimba Rural
  • Chitungwiza (two residential and two commercial stands)
  • Beitbridge (four stands),
  • 20 stands in Crow Hill, Borrowdale
  • 10 stands in Glen Lorne,

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