Nyore Madzianike Senior Court Reporter
Marry Mubaiwa has been fined $60 000 after she was convicted of lying that Vice President Constantino Chiwenga had agreed to solemnise their marriage at a time he was in hospital in India.
In addition, Harare magistrate Mr Lazini Ncube set aside a 12-month jail term on condition that she does not commit a similar offence within five years.
Mubaiwa was charged with violating the Marriages Act.
In sentencing Mubaiwa, Harare magistrate Mr Lazini Ncube said she deserved a second chance and incarceration would fast track her ill-health.
He said her condition would not allow her to perform community service and would be a burden to officers where she would be performing the unpaid work.