Former Zim Football Body Boss In Court For Match Fixing

Rushwaya, who is facing charges of bribery, match fixing and corruption has been ordered to report once in a fortnight at Avondale Police Station.She has also been ordered to surrender her travel documents and not to interfere with witnesses who were not mentioned in court as this was felt it could jeopardise investigations.

She was also ordered not to interfere with Monomotapa and the national team. Monomotapa and the national team had been cited as witnesses in the state case.

Her lawyer Dumisani Mthombeni immediately applied for refusal of remand at the next hearing.

Allegations against Rushwaya are that between 2007 and 2009 she facilitated the Warriors trip in which between $100 000 to $1 million dollars were paid out to players, coaches, and officials in which the Warriors threw out matches in favour of a betting syndicate.

She is also accused of bribing members of the national team to refuse to give evidence to the three member Zifa investigating team that was made up of Zifa vice president Ndumiso Gumede, Zifa board members finance Elliot Kasu and Zifa board member competitions Benedict Moyo.

Rushawaya is also being accused of authorising Monomotapa’s trip to Asia without approval from the Sport and Recreation Commission. The team masquerading as the Zimbabwe Warriors is also alleged to have received payment in return for heavy losses.

Rushwaya is denying all charges. Rushwaya was arrested Friday and was detained at Avondale Police Station until her appearance in court on Monday.