Former Zimbabwe and Manchester City strike Benjani Mwaruwari was in a love relationship with the disgraced former football matron, Henrietta Rushwaya, a Harare court was told yesterday.

This was revealed by whistle-blower  Leeroy Kundishora Waguta , who is the whistle-blower in the ongoing soccer match-fixing case involving Rushwaya, former Zifa board member Edzai Kasinauyo and axed Warriors assistant coach Nation Dube.Testifying in court, Waguta said Rushwaya also harboured a convicted match-fixer, Raj Perumal.

“I was introduced to a convicted match-fixer, Raj Perumal, by Rushwaya and I stayed with him at Mwaruwari’s house in Kyalami Estate in Midrand, South Africa. I was working for Mwaruwari, managing his properties in South Africa,” Waguta said.

“Rushwaya had a relationship with Mwaruwari and she had (unlimited access) to his properties. She did what she pleased and brought people to the house,” he added.

Rushwaya is among a  number of Zimbabwe football officials who are being tried for fixing matches involving South African based Zimbabwe footballers.

She denies the allegations.