Henrietta Rushwaya remanded in custody

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Henrietta Rushwaya behind bars

Henrietta Rushwaya remanded in custody

Zimbabwe Miners Federation president Henrietta Rushwaya will spend one more night in prison after Harare Magistrate Ngoni Nduna reserved bail ruling to tomorrow.

The former Zimbabwe Football Association (ZIFA) CEO was arrested on Monday by the CID Flora and Fauna Unit for attempting to smuggle six kilograms of gold worth US$333,000 to Dubai through Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport.

Rushwaya was remanded in custody to tomorrow for bail ruling after Harare magistrate Nduna said he needed time to consider the terms agreed upon by State and defence team in consenting for Rushwaya to be granted bail.

The State acceded to Rushwaya being granted ZWL$90 000 bail and consented to the former ZIFA CEO to be ordered to report twice a week at CID Minerals Flora and Fauna Unit, Harare and not to interfere with investigations and witnesses.

Rushwaya is to surrender title deeds to her lawyer Mr Tapson Dzvetero’s No. 709 Crowhill Estate, Borrowdale in Harare, the State said.

Magistrate Nduna will hand down his bail ruling tomorrow. Nduna told the State and defence team that it was unfair for both of them to come to court on consent for the granting of bail

“You can’t just bring your consent for me to rubberstamp. So bail application has to be done before me to give basis of the consent,” he said.

Rushwaya’s defence team requested for trial date saying the “accused wishes to clear her name and have the trial commences. I am advised that the State completed its investigations and we hope that on the next remand date, November 13, trial commences.”

Henrietta Rushwaya remanded in custody

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