The MDC Alliance has applauded works of a whistle blower who alerted police at RGM Airport that Henrietta Rushwaya was going to be smuggling out over 6kgs of gold to Dubai.
The opposition party believes that the whistle blower is a member of a rival ZANU PF faction.
Henriette Rushwaya obviously knew that there are scanners at the Airport, that you even remove your shoes before being scanned & that you need a license and export papers for the Gold.Thanks to the factional fights in Zanu-PF someone sold the syndicate out. Corruption Chete Chete pic.twitter.com/7SP2uYMo4P
— Chalton Hwende (@hwendec) October 27, 2020
Police said the recovered gold would be taken for assay to determine quantity and value after which it would be sent to Fidelity Printers and Refiners for safekeeping.
A kilogramme of gold was yesterday fetching just above US$62 000 on the international market, meaning the contraband seized from Rushwaya was worth around US$372 000.
She is expected in court today.