The application has been lodged in the High Court in Harare, but it was not immediately clear under which Judge the matter had been set down.
Chiwenga's legal team argued that his public image could be seriously damaged if more details of the interview with his ex-wife were published. The Standard newspaper is opposing the application.
Jocelyn said the General used to beat her up and send her for treatment to Malaysia. She said he regularly threatened to shoot her.