By Court Reporter
Former First Lady Grace Mugabe’s son, Russell Goreraza (37), appeared in court Monday and was remanded in custody at the Concession Magistrates Courts.
Russell is facing charges of stealing gold processing equipment at Tian Bao Mineral Industry in Mazowe.
He is Grace’s son from his first marriage.
Goreraza appeared before magistrate Moreblessing Makati together with his accomplices, Paul Sithole (45), Aaron Muchenje (31) and Trymore Madzitire (36).
The complainant Prince Danda of Number 9 Calgary Farm, Mazowe, who is employed by Tian Bao Mineral Industry (Pvt) Ltd as managing director.
Allegations are that on April 10 this year at around 7am at Tian Bao Mineral Industry (Pvt) Ltd Smithfield Farm, Mazowe Farm owned by the late former President Robert Mugabe and his wife Grace, Sithole, Muchenje and Madzitire dismantled a processing plant under the instructions of Goreraza.
The trio then loaded a gold smelter, ball mill, electric motor, approximately 200 ball mill metal balls, 50 ball mill liners, 20 slay pumps and 15 angle iron bars into a truck using a crane.
They were intercepted by Mazowe police and arrested.
The value of the stolen property is US$130 0000 and only property worth US$30 0000 was recovered.
Russell has been in the public light for a number of controversies which include allegedly grabbing mines, grabbing houses.
He was once convicted of culpable homicide, for which he paid an $800 fine after he had killed an unidentified man in a road traffic accident.