Arrest of Henreatta Rushwaya for smuggling gold to Dubai 

This memorandum serves to put on record the arrest of the following accused of smuggling of gold:

Source: Arrest of Henreatta Rushwaya for smuggling gold to Dubai – The Zimbabwean

Complainant. State

Name Henreatta Rushwaya
Age 53 years
NR 66-031209-C-27
Res 1 Garlake Close, Gunhill, Harare
Bus Zimbabwe Miners Federation (ZMF-President)
Cell 0771464791

Charge: C/S 182 of the Customs and Exercise Act Chapter 23:02 “SMUGGLING”

Place Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport, Harare

Date 26/10/20

Time 1200hrs

Quantity approximately 6kg of gold.

Value TBA

On 26 October 2020, infornation was received by detectives from CID MFFU Harare Airport to the effect that the accused intended to smuggle gold to Dubai through the Airport.

The detectives identified the accused as she commenced check in processes and immigration formalities. The detectives immediately alerted the Civil Aviation authority of Zimbabwe (CAAZ) scanner operators to thoroughly examine the accused’s bag

Gold was detected by the scanner in the accused’s bag which formed part of her hand luggage. The bag was searched in the presence of the accused by CID MFFU detectives whilst other stakeholders at the Airport witnessed the search. A total of approximately 6kg of gold whose value is yet to be determined was recovered stashed in the accused’s personal luggage in her bag.

The accused was questioned about the origin of the gold and she indicated that she obtained it from one only identified as Ali of number 32 Lanark Road, Alexandra Park, Harare. She indicated that Ali is a licenced gold buyer using the name Ali Japan 786 Private Limited. She alleged that she had been instructed by Ali to leave the gold to an unidentified person at Dubai Airport.

The accused was asked to supply export documents in respect of the gold and she failed leading to her arrest.

The recovered gold will be taken for assay to determine quantity and value. It will be lodged at Fidelity Printers and Refiners for safekeeping.

The accused will be taken to Harare Magistrate Court on 27 October 2020.

CID MFFU Harare DR refers.

Criminal Investigation Department


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    Kalulu 2 years ago

    I thought Henrietta Rushwaya was a Zanu-PF member, if that is the case then this case will be one of those cases which will die a natural death. I also feel for the police officers who did a diligent job but they may be in trouble for this knowing the track record of the ruling party.

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    Dr Ace Mukadota PhD 2 years ago

    Dubai comrades pay more for gold in hard USD cash than the RBOZ pays in RTGS money. Simple economics I would have thought. Sad to find some unpatriotic people in ZANUPF these days comrades. We should all be poor together except for the top ZANU chefs who are our masters.

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    Dr Ace Mukadota PhD 2 years ago

    Ali gave her the gold – who was Ali ? – maybe AliBaba with his 40 thieves waiting in Dubai.

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    Mpopota 2 years ago

    Why was the CID Gold Squad moved out of Harare Central Police Station in 1985?
    Who gave the instruction and for what motive? After they moved out who controlled them? Certainly not Commissioner Nguruve.