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Not Again! Henrietta Rushwaya Arrested Over US$1 Million Botched Deal

Henrieta Rushwaya, the president of the Zimbabwe Mining Federation, is a person of interest after being accused of defrauding Indian investors out of USD 1 million in a bungled mining venture.

The cheeky ex-convict misrepresented an Indian-based conglomerate known as NV Group, which is presently represented in Zimbabwe by Colonel S S Sidhu.

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According to Express Mail Zim, Rushwaya’s associate, Ashif Adil, approached the NV Group and claimed to be representing President Emmerson Mnangagwa in international investments.

“Our chairperson expressed his desire to meet the President and do business in Zimbabwe and he connected Rushwaya on the phone who then claimed that she is speaking on the behalf of the President. Rushwaya had expressed to come to India thereafter but her visa was rejected because of her past deeds. She tried a lot to get the Indian visa but could not get it.

” Thereafter she came to meet the Chairman at Dubai with her 7-8 member team whom she demanded to be put up in a 5 star hotel and all traveled business class from here to Dubai and back. All details are with the police,” said Sidhu.

Investigations established that Rushwaya told investors that he was President Mnangagwa’s niece.
Although it is fact that she is related to Mnangagwa, she has no mandate to seek mining investors and/or eventually dupe them.

When pressing for payment, Rushwaya allegedly threatened Colonel Sidhu that the deal would collapse if he does not pay at least close to half a million in greenbacks.

“Ask Dehli for the following:

“Ref for the $200 000

“Progress on ARDA as they are likely to terminate the deal since their requests have not been met to date,” wrote Rushwaya in a message extracted from a Whats App thread that leaked to this publication.

In an exclusive interview with Express Mail Zim, Sidhu confirmed that he has reported the matter to Zimbabwe Repulic Police who have since instituted investigations.

Circumustances are that Rushwaya approched the investors and
name dropped the President’s name following a series of meetings at number 101 Charlton Road in Harare.

She received USD 1 million and this publication has the communication with the the NV group chief executive and proof of payment paper trail.
The money was moved in three batches with the big chunk of it paid in Dubai.

Rushwaya is said to be now evading the investors after squandering the money and taking them to a defunct mine at Mufuruzi game park where there was a rockfield.

She then took them to Filabusi,Shangani and Bindura where geological survey proved that there was no gold present.

Rushwaya could not be reached for comment at the time of writing after incessant calls.

She is also part of the controversial doccie Gold Mafia produced by Al Jazeera and she was convicted of attempting to smuggle 6kg of gold.

Her latest ‘stunt’ could potentially sour relations between the two nations,thereby going in complete negation of the Second Republic ‘s pursuit to foster more relations with foreign allies.

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