Zimbabwe Miners Federation Boss Henrietta Rushwaya Convicted of Smuggling Gold

Henrietta Rushwaya, President of the Zimbabwe Miners Federation, was convicted of gold smuggling.


Rushawaya was arrested at Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport while attempting to carry 6kg of gold to Dubai.


The attempted gold smuggling event occurred on October 26, 2020, and security personnel at the airport detected suspicious materials in her handbag using their X-ray monitoring equipment.


They requested her to produce the proper exporting papers after discovering gold bars, but she failed to do so. She submitted an invoice for a company called All Japanese Limited, which rendered the conveyance illegal.


Henrietta Rushwaya was also implicated in the gold smuggling crisis in Zimbabwe, covered by Al Jazeera’s documentary. The operation was said to be a billion-dollar operation. The key players allegedly included the convicted Henrietta Rushwaya, among others.


She is being detained in custody where she will wait for her sentencing on the 10th of November.


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