Zimbabwe Miners Federation president Henrietta Rushwaya, who was late Tuesday afternoon remanded in custody after being charged with smuggling involving US$333 000 worth of gold is ready to submit for the court to give her a quick trial.
Her lawyer Mr Tapson Dzvetero had in an out of court determination with the state agreed to proposed bail conditions and demanded that trial kicks off when they return to court on November 13.
“The accused wishes to clear her name and have the trial commences. I am advised that the State completed its investigations and we hope that on the next remand date, November 13, trial commences,” said Mr Dzvetero.
Magistrate Ngoni Nduna postponed the hearing to Wednesday to hear the defence bail request and consider the conditions agreed by the State and her defence team.
The State led by Mr Charles Muchemwa had consented that Rushwaya be granted $90 000 bail. Had also agreed that Rushwaya be ordered to report twice a week at CID Minerals Flora and Fauna Unit, Harare and not to interfere with investigations and witnesses.
The State had agreed that Rushwaya be ordered to surrender title deeds to her lawyer Mr Tapson Dzvetero’s No. 709 Crowhill Estate, Borrowdale in Harare.