Russell Goreraza, son of former Zimbabwean First Lady Grace Mugabe, is currently in police custody after he was arrested for the alleged theft of mining equipment.
37-year-old Goreraza, who is Grace’s son from her first marriage to Stanley Goreraza, was dragged to a magistrate court on Monday April 12.
He appeared before Concession magistrate Moreblessing Makati together with his 3 alleged accomplices; Paul Sithole (45), Aaron Muchenje (31) and Trymore Madzitire (36).
It was alleged that Goreraza ordered Muchenje, Madzitire and Sithole to “dismantle the processing plant” belonging to Tian Bao Mineral Industry (Pvt) Ltd.
Tian Bao is currently engaged in mining activities at Smithfield Farm in Mazowe which is owned by the Mugabe family.
As instructed, the three men allegedly arrived at the mining site early in the morning and dismantled the processing plant, before loading components of it into a truck.
“The accused loaded a gold smelter, ball mill, electric motor, 200 ball mill metal balls, 50 ball mill liners, 20 slay pumps, and 15 angle iron bars into a Mercedes Benz truck using a crane,” the court document reads.
However, the three men ran out of luck when they were intercepted by the Mazowe police who questioned them over the posession of the stolen mining equipment.
The three implicated Goreraza and the police swiftly apprehended the former first lady’s son, and charged him together with Muchenje, Madzitire and Sithole.
The four men were remanded in police custody after the magistrate postponed the bail ruling to Tuesday April 13.
Over the years, Goreraza has been involved in a number of controversies dating back to the period when former President Robert Mugabe was in power. He has been accused of grabbing mines and grabbing properties.
KanyiDaily had also reported how son of son of Liberia’s president, George Weah was arrested for organising several noisy parties at his home in France.