Embattled ex ZIFA boss, Henrietta Rushwaya on Friday complained, through her lawyer, Tapson Dzvetero in court that her 6kg of gold was being tampered with at the State owned Fidelity Printers and Refiners.
Rushwaya said her gold has since lost three grams in weight and also 6 percent of its purity.
The court also heard that Henrietta was subjected to harassment everytime when she is moved from Chikurubi Maximum Prison to Fidelity Printers and Refiners for re-assaying of the said gold, which is kept as an exhibit.
Rushwaya said she was harassed on November 19, 20 and 23.
“The gold that has been seized from accused and its weight has since varied with three grams.
“The purity percentage has materially varied with some blocks ranging from 93 percent and others now more than 100 percent.
“It is our view that once this gold was taken in the hands of police as exhibit it is now subject to the court’s directive.
“She cannot be asked to sign for the gold as she is no longer in her custody. The gold has since lost its purity by 6 percent,” said Mr Dzvetero.
Rushwaya is charged together with businessman Ali Muhamad, security agents Stephen Tserai and Raphios Mufandauya, miner Gift Karanda on smuggling.
This is a developing story…