On Wednesday, Henrietta Rushwaya was arrested at the Harare International Airport with over 6kg of gold.
According to the charge sheet, CID officials received a tip off and were observing her when she arrived.RUSHWAYA
According to the charge sheet, Rushwaya was driven to the airport by a member of the CIO. On Arrival at the airport, Rushwaya was walked into the airport by a member of the CIO who works at the Airport.
After her arrest, the National Prosecuting authority initially did not oppose bail.
1. Ali Muhammed’s business visa in Zimbabwe has expired
2. Two policemen investigating the case have been arrested.
1. Who tipped off the MFFU detectives?
2. Why did the CIO say the gold belonged to Auxillia And Collins Mnangagwa?
3. How was the gold going to be processed on arrival in Dubai?
What is happening?
1. The source of the tip off is key. Who knew about this method of smuggling gold?
2 . If Mnangagwa was involved, why not just ask the detectives to leave the case?
3. If Mnangagwa was involved, why keep the information in the official charge sheet.
British House Of Lords
The incident has caused extreme embarrassment to the Mnangagwa Family. The matter has been debated in the British House of Lords.
Mnangagwa ‘s Spokesman was forced to respond.
Rushwaya Criminal Record
*Henrietta Rushwaya was born in 1968 in Masvingo
*She trained as a teacher at Morgenster Teachers College
*She came to Harare and worked at the Sports and Recreation Commission
*She was selected to travel to Norway to study Sports Management on a scholarship in 2000
*She returned in 2004 and was asked to coordinate fundraising activities for the senior national soccer team, The Warriors
*Henrietta then got a job as the Director of Sport in then Vice-President Joseph Msika’s office
*In March 2007, she was appointed ZIFA Chief Executive Officer
*Between 2007 and 2008 she faced theft charges for stealing money from ZIFA and was tried at the courts in 2008.
*In 2008 Rushwaya tried and failed to secure the ticket to represent Zanu PF in Gutu South in the 29 March 2008 Parliamentary elections
*In February 2008, Henrietta was arrested and charged with attempting to defeat the course of justice after an investigation at the Attorney-General’s Office into questionable circumstances that led to her trial on theft charges being brought forward by two months.
*In January 2011 news broke around the country that Henrietta was having an affair with MDC politician Welshman Ncube.
*Henrietta was arrested by the Anti-Corruption Commission in February 2012 on allegations of bribery and match-fixing linked to the Asiagate matchfixing scandal. She appeared in court facing 11 counts of concealing transactions from a principal, two counts of fraud and 15 others of bribery involving US$1 million.
*In August 2014, Henrietta was arrested on charges of extorting hundreds of thousands of dollars from Walter Magaya, the leader of Prophetic Healing And Deliverance Ministries.
*In November 2015, pictures of her and popular musician Jah Prayzah went viral as it was rumoured the two were having an affair. The pair however denied the allegations.
*Rushwaya was reported to have had an exploitative sexual relationship with then Manchester City and Warriors striker Benjani Mwaruwari. She however admitted he had bought her a car for a gift.
*In April 2016, Henrietta was again arrested of manipulating more matches and being the central figure of a syndicate which involved referees, players and journalists.
*Henrietta was accused of having organised a trip by the Zimbabwe national team to Malaysia on 28 December 2009 during which matches are said to have been manipulated.
*In another match-fixing scandal commonly referred to as the Limpopogate, in March 2016, ZIFA announced that Rushwaya was allegedly the central figure in the match-fixing syndicate which had been fixing games from 6 years back.
*Henrietta was fired from ZIFA on 26 October 2016 after a disciplinary tribunal appointed by ZIFA ruled that she be dismissed for mismanagement and insubordination. She had been found guilty on the majority of the charges levelled against her.
*In 2018, she was elected President of the Zimbabwe Miners Federation (ZMF)
*On 26 October 2020, Henrietta was arrested as she tried to smuggle 6kgs of gold (worth US$366,000) out of Zimbabwe at Robert Mugabe International Airport. She was charged with smuggling under the Customs and Excise Act.
*Henrietta’s co-accused is Steven Tserayi, they were arrested together attempting to smuggle 6kg gold at RG Mugabe Airport. He is a senior Central Intelligence Organisation (CIO) operative.
*Henrietta’s sister Heliete Rushwaya is the Chief Executive Officer of the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC)
*Henrietta’s is cousins with Martin Rushwaya, the former Permanent Secretary in the Ministry Of Defence…..he is now Deputy Chief Secretary for Administration and Finance in the Office of the President and Cabinet. Henrietta’s father and Martin’s father are brothers.
Martin’s mother the late Gogo Mary Rushwaya is sister to Emmerson’s mother
*On 29 October 2020, Henrietta was suspended from her post of President of ZMF for her role in the smuggling syndicate.
This is not a normal arrest, there is more behind this incident and this could indicate an escalation of the factional fights.