Zimbabwe Mining Boss Arrested For Fraud

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The president of the Zimbabwe Miners Federation (ZMF) Henrietta Rushwaya has been arrested for fraud after allegedly attempting to sell three mines she doesn’t own.

Police spokesperson Paul Nyathi told local media that Henrietta Rushwaya had been taken into police custody after a complaint had been received about mining transactions.

Mr Nyathi added that Ms Rushwaya was “assisting police with investigations”.

She appeared in court on Wednesday and the state prosecutor opposed bail.

Last year Ms Rushwaya was convicted of trying to smuggle gold worth over $330,000 (£272,000) out of Zimbabwe in 2020.

She was a central figure in the Al-Jazeera Gold Mafia documentary which exposed how huge amounts of gold had been smuggled out of Zimbabwe to the United Arab Emirates.