Henrietta Rushwaya Implicated In The R11 Million SA Gold Smuggling Saga
Following the arrest of Zimbabwean gold smuggler Tashinga Nyasha Masinire (33), yesterday with 23 prices of gold worth R11m (US$783 000) at OR Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg, South Africa, the president of the Zimbabwe Miners Federation Henrietta Rushwaya has been implicated in the gold smuggling saga.
Henrietta Rushwaya who was arrested last year in October at the Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport in Harare with 6kg of gold in her handbag just before boarding a flight to Dubai is being accused of having a hand in the recent gold smuggling.
News Hawks confirmed the development on their official Twitter account. The publication revealed that Masinire is Henrietta Rushwaya’s driver and most trusted aide.
Well-placed sources say Masinire is the most trusted aide and driver for Rushwaya and ran all her important errands. He used to travel with her everywhere, including when she was campaigning to be the Zimbabwe Miners Federation president.
— TheNewsHawks (@NewsHawksLive) May 10, 2021
Meanwhile, Masinire who is facing charges of contravening the Customs Act 91 of 1964 and Precious Metals Act 37 of 2005 respectively was granted R100 000 bail at Kempton Park Regional Court in Joburg today.
He was remanded to 1 July 2021, with stringent bail conditions: not leaving SA until the case is concluded and reporting to police 3 times a week.
Masinire who had gold bars was intercepted on Sunday by South Africa’s Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (Hawks) at the Airport.
Reports suggest that he was traveling from Harare to Johannesburg.
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