‘Catch and Release’: Rushwaya granted US$500 bail

By Staff Writer

THE Harare Magistrates Court Wednesday granted Henrietta Rushwaya US$500 bail in a case she is accused of allegedly swindling foreign investors US$1,5 million.

She spent Tuesday night in police custody.

Rushwaya is accused of attempting to sell three mines she does not own to Dubai investors after flying there to meet the prospective buyers.

One of the mines reportedly owned by her uncle President Emmerson Mnangagwa was sold for US$1 million and for another, she allegedly received a deposit of US$500 000.

Last year Rushwaya was convicted after attempting to smuggle 6kgs gold to Dubai. She was fined US$5 000 and handed a wholly suspended three-year jail sentence.

She was a central figure in Al Jazeera’s docu-series Gold Mafia which exposed how Zimbabwe’s gold was being smuggled out of the country by senior public office bearers.

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