Hemp Today is reporting ….
The owner of a Zimbabwe cannabis company is facing charges after being caught with 6 kilograms of gold worth $333,000 (€282,000) as she was about to board a flight from Harare to Dubai. Henrietta Rushwaya, owner at Canacube Zimbabwe Private Ltd., which holds medical cannabis and industrial hemp licenses in Zimbabwe, was charged with smuggling and other offenses. Rushwaya, who is also president of the Zimbabwe Miners Federation, was arrested with a federation employee, two state intelligence agents and a gold dealer.
She seems a pretty colourful character !
The Zimbabwe Mail writes
THE name Henrietta Rushwaya has been mentioned more than any other in Zimbabwe in the past week, if not month, owing to her arrest Monday in Harare for attempting to smuggle 6kg of gold out of Zimbabwe. But who is Henrietta Rushwaya?
Here is her biography in point form:
*Henrietta Rushwaya was born in 1968 in Masvingo
*She trained as a teacher at Morgenster Teachers College
*She came to Harare and worked at the Sports and Recreation Commission
*She was selected to travel to Norway to study Sports Management on a scholarship in 2000
*She returned in 2004 and was asked to coordinate fundraising activities for the senior national soccer team, The Warriors
*Henrietta then got a job as the Director of Sport in then Vice-President Joseph Msika’s office
*In March 2007, she was appointed ZIFA Chief Executive Officer
*Between 2007 and 2008 she faced theft charges for stealing money from ZIFA and was tried at the courts in 2008.
*In 2008 Rushwaya tried and failed to secure the ticket to represent Zanu PF in Gutu South in the 29 March 2008 Parliamentary elections
*In February 2008, Henrietta was arrested and charged with attempting to defeat the course of justice after an investigation at the Attorney-General’s Office into questionable circumstances that led to her trial on theft charges being brought forward by two months.
*In January 2011 news broke around the country that Henrietta was having an affair with MDC politician Welshman Ncube.
*Henrietta was arrested by the Anti-Corruption Commission in February 2012 on allegations of bribery and match-fixing linked to the Asiagate matchfixing scandal. She appeared in court facing 11 counts of concealing transactions from a principal, two counts of fraud and 15 others of bribery involving US$1 million.
*In August 2014, Henrietta was arrested on charges of extorting hundreds of thousands of dollars from Walter Magaya, the leader of Prophetic Healing And Deliverance Ministries.
*In November 2015, pictures of her and popular musician Jah Prayzah went viral as it was rumoured the two were having an affair. The pair however denied the allegations.