Rushwaya accomplice implicates Auxillia Mnangagwa, son Collins 

HARARE – An associate of Zimbabwe Miners Federation president Henrietta Rushwaya implicated first lady Auxillia Mnangagwa and her twin son, Collins, after Rushwaya was arrested for gold smuggling on Monday, it has emerged.

Source: Rushwaya accomplice implicates Auxillia Mnangagwa, son Collins – The Zimbabwean

Henrietta Rushwaya

An internal police memo says after Rushwaya’s arrest at the Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport with 6kg of gold in her handbag, Gift Karanda tried to intercede on her behalf.

Karanda, 44, told police officers that the gold Rushwaya was carrying “belonged to the First Lady and one Collins, a son to the First Family who was supposed to have brought it but due to other commitments had requested Rushwaya to transport it on his behalf.”

Collins, who was previously linked to a Covid-19 procurement scandal involving US$60 million, has denied the claims to friends, online tabloid ZimLive reported quoting sources close to the family.

In the National Assembly on Thursday, Zanu PF MP Pupurai Togarepi stood up to deny that Rushwaya was related to President Mnangagwa, a claim made in the House of Lords in the United Kingdom on Tuesday.

Togarepi fumed: “Why is Lord Peter Hain lying, who lied to him that Henrietta Rushwaya is President Mnangagwa’s niece? Is there anything honourable in parroting and reproducing falsehoods from social media platforms in the so-called House of Lords, perhaps House of Lies?

“In his ignorance, Hain insinuates that what Henrietta Rushwaya did had the blessings of the President. What a load of rubbish from a supposed Lord.”

Police on Thursday confirmed the arrest of six people, including Karanda, who allegedly misrepresented that he was a Central Intelligence Organisation (CIO) operative.

Karanda, whose business address is listed as the Zimbabwe Miners Federation in the police memo, is being charged for defeating or obstructing the course of justice.

Police also confirmed the arrests of President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s security aide Stephen Chenjerai Tserayi, 45, CIO operative Raphios Mufandauya, 37, and 52-year-old Pakistan businessman Ali Mohamad who owns a vehicle import company, Japan 786.

When she was arrested, Rushwaya told investigators that the gold worth US$333,000 belonged to Mohamad, who had given her instructions to take it to Dubai where she was to deliver it to an unnamed individual.

The police communication from the Criminal Investigations Department’s Minerals Flora and Fauna Unit (MFFU) says Mohamad is charged with smuggling, the same as Rushwaya.

Tserayi and Mufandauya, meanwhile, face charges of criminal abuse of office as public officials for “using their positions as members of the Central Intelligence Organisation to escort Rushwaya while evading all security check points at the airport with the intent to facilitate smuggling of the gold.”

Police say Rushwaya – who has been remanded in custody until Friday when a magistrate will rule on her bail bid – will face additional charges of money laundering and bribery. She allegedly offered a US$5,000 bribe to a Civil Aviation Authority of Zimbabwe employee and an intelligence officer to secure her freedom.

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    MILES R Anderson 3 weeks ago

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    THE ADVENTURES OF HENRIETTA RUSHWAYA
    *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.

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      Ndonga 3 weeks ago

      Goodness…what a crime sheet this lady has and no mention anywhere of any punishments. She has friends…and accomplices…in nice places. It would also be interesting to know what crimes her cousin Martin got up to as Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Defence and in his new post as Deputy Chief Secretary for Administration and Finance in the Office of the President and Cabinet. No doubt uncle ED has been kind to them both…along with many others that we do not know of …yet.

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      njalo 3 weeks ago

      Fascinating !!!!!! But not surprising at all.

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      TRUTH AND HONESTY 3 weeks ago

      PLEASE NO MORE CATCH AND RELEASE. ACTIONS SPEAK LOUDER THAN WORDS.
      IN RETURN NO MORE HALF TRUTHS, SPECULATIONS AND INUENDOS FROM THE MEDIA. JOURNALISM AND MEDIA ARE THE MOST DISHONEST PROFESSIONS IN THE WORLD AND ZIM IS NO EXCEPTION.

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    Nyoni 3 weeks ago

    Please ensure they all have a lot of salt to eat in Chikurubi and their cellmates are murderers.

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      Chikurubi Kid 3 weeks ago

      No, not murderers. Most murders are crimes of passion and the convicts make model prisoners. There are many more unpleasant inmates and some Prison Officers are even worse.

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      njalo 3 weeks ago

      The story here tells it all about the country Zimbabwe.

      A LIE, GREED, MISINTERPRETATION OF WESTERN VALUES,FALSE HAIR,CHEAP LIPSTICK, ZERO VALUES.

      Is there any wonder then that the country cannot find itself.

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    Pure zanoid scum.

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    njalo 3 weeks ago

    In the meantime Zimbabwe bleeds to death and everyone in ZANU blames sanctions.

    Sadly, this is likely to go on for another twenty-four years.

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    TRUTH AND HONESTY 3 weeks ago

    PLEASE NO MORE CATCH AND RELEASE. ACTIONS SPEAK LOUDER THAN WORDS.
    IN RETURN NO MORE HALF TRUTHS, SPECULATIONS AND INUENDOS FROM THE MEDIA. JOURNALISM AND MEDIA ARE THE MOST DISHONEST PROFESSIONS IN THE WORLD AND ZIM IS NO EXCEPTION.