Rushwaya convicted of gold smuggling

Zvikomborero Parafini

ZIMBABWE Miners Federation president, Henrietta Rushwaya, was yesterday convicted of attempting to smuggle 6kgs of gold, through the VIP route, at Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport.

She was remanded in custody to 10 November, for sentencing.

Rushwaya’s trial commenced last month and was heard in camera at the High Court.

Rushwaya was accused of trying to smuggle 6kgs of gold worth US$333,042.28 out of Zimbabwe.

In her defence, Rushwaya denied the charge, claiming that she mistakenly picked the wrong bag containing gold instead of the one she intended to travel with.

The prosecution case was that Rushwaya failed to provide a valid export permit and presented a fake invoice and packing list from a company called Ali Japan 786 (Pvt) Ltd.

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