RBZ security head nails Kereke

HARARE - A Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) head of security, who testified yesterday in the ongoing rape trial of Bikita West legislator Munyaradzi Kereke, claimed that his office was requested to backdate the time that the MP had returned a gun issued to him by the Central Bank.

Kereke, a former advisor to the RBZ governor Gedion Gono, is standing trial on charges of raping two minors sometime in 2010 at his Vainona home at gunpoint.

The maverick businessman is alleged to have used an RBZ-issued gun in the alleged rape.

The Central Bank head of security Grasham Muradzikwa told the court that according to the RBZ Gun Control Register, Kereke was still in possession of the gun since he did not abide by procedures when surrendering the gun.

“Records at Security Department where I am in charge do not reflect that the accused person returned that gun,” Muradzikwa said.

“I cannot remember the exact dates but sometime in 2010, I was summoned by my boss Mirirai Chiremba and he asked me if it was possible to backdate receiving the weapon into our records.

“I indicated to him that it was not possible because our books were subject to audit by the government... (and) I would also require an explanation to the administrator who books the weapons.”

Kereke’s lawyer Erum Mutandiro produced an RBZ document penned by Chiremba supporting that Kereke had returned the gun by June 14 2010.

In his defence, Kereke refuted claims that he allegedly raped the victim at gun point arguing that the pistol purported to have been used on the day had already been returned to RBZ by that time.


Comments (6)

Esh this Kereke story goes on and on and on. Why should it take 5 f%$#ng years to investigate this gun?? God knows. Sorry Kereke the mafios in prison are waiting for you buddie...vachakurowa kumanyowa big time.

gamuchirayi - 12 February 2016

Guilty.Why would he want to conceal the possession of a gun.And the RBZ boss Chiremba wacho must be arrested for attempting to defeat the course of justice.

Kufandada - 12 February 2016

Gono has beaten you Kereke. You fought with him, you accused Bonyongwe (CIO), and you roughened a lot of other people. Now behind the scenes these guys have united against you. No chance buddy! On your way to Chikurubi, what a waste of talent........!

Mike - 13 February 2016

Mufana run for dear life. You will rot in a Zimbabwean jail. First you won the elections as an independent by defying us, then you rough up all the big guns in government. Where do you get your powers from? My advice to you - please run while you can. You are finished!

ZANUPF - 15 February 2016

A gun is a gun. Whether it is from RBZ or his personal. Once you are made to look into that barrel hole of any weapon, you shit yourself. Kereke has patched himself on a slippery slop. Why did lie that at that time he had returned the weapon? Is it true that Kereke does he not own a private weapon? I find it very difficult to believe. At this point, I rest my case. I find him guilty as charged!. More so, if you belong to Lacoste faction, Grace will make sure that you are shafted in the back side. Oh you are f..ked.

Mbareboy - 16 February 2016

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