Mnangagwa Fires His Top CIO Who Was Caught Up With Rushwaya At The Airport
27 October 2020

Paul Nyathi

Steven Tserayi

Reports just received indicate that a Central Intelligence Organisation (CIO) operative who has been President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s security aide, Steven Tserayi, has been fired after being arrested together with Henrietta Rushwaya while trying to smuggle 6.09kgs of gold bars to Dubai.

Tserayi worked in the pool of motorcade chauffeurs for President Mnangagwa.

The value of the gold is worth an estimated US$360,000 and police confirmed the arrest.

“The ZRP confirms the arrest of Henrietta Rushwaya at RGM International Airport this afternoon after scanners at the airport checkpoint indicated that there was something in her hand luggage.

“As a result, searches revealed that the suspect had 6,09kgs of gold which had not been legally and properly cleared with Customs and relevant offices for export. This is a suspected smuggling case and police are now conducting investigations.”

According to the Criminal Investigation Department (CID), the 53-year-old who is the president of the Zimbabwe Miners Association, failed to produce documents indicating that she had been cleared by Customs to export the gold to Dubai.

Impeccable CID sources indicated that Tserayi, a CIO with links to senior government officials, was also arrested at the RGM International Airport. However, police would not officially confirm his arrest and the statement made public by the police makes no mention of his name at all.