Details of how Henrietta Rushwaya was arrested at RGM Airport have emerged. According to ZimMorning Post, Rushwaya was arrested in a dramatic manner after the security aide accompanying her instructed Airport security to switch off CCTV footage during her short clearance.
Sources that spoke to the publication about the “movie-style” arrest said:
She was being driven in her car while the aides used their own vehicle. One of the aides, Steven Tserayi quickly accompanied her into the lobby before proceeding to the passport check point.
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Tserayi also ordered that the CCTV be briefly switched off and within a short period Rushwaya had completed all processes which normally take between 10 to 20 minutes.
Tserayi then left Rushwaya after making sure she was about to go to the boarding lobby. It was around the boarding lobby that she was asked by officers from the Military Intelligence what she had in her hand luggage.
Rushwaya tried to call Tserayi back but the aide had already left for State House. After noticing that something had gone wrong Tserayi refused to come back to the Airport. He even said he had never set foot at the airport on the day in question. Police then called the Central Intelligence boss Isaac Moyo and explained what had transpired.
Speculators are saying Henrietta’s arrest is a direct result of worsening factionalism in the ruling party Zanu PF.
More: Zim Morning Post