Kereke rape trial continues

HARARE - Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ)’s director of Financial Intelligence Unit yesterday claimed that he was forced to sign a document suggesting that Bikita West legislator Munyaradzi had returned a gun he allegedly used to threaten a rape victim.

Mirirai Chiremba told the on-going rape trial of the former advisor to the RBZ governor that he was threatened with unspecified action if he refused to sign the “fraudulent” document.

Kereke is appearing before Harare regional magistrate Noel Mupeiwa charged with indecent assault and rape after allegedly molesting his wife’s two nieces in his Vainona home at gunpoint.

The case is being privately prosecuted by Charles Warara.

“”On the morning of August 22, 2010 I was summoned by Kereke to meet him at Bon Marche shopping centre in Chisipite,” Chiremba said.

“When I arrived, he was already parked and he produced a pistol and said he wanted to return it to RBZ Security because some people were alleging that he had used it in a criminal offence.

“I took the gun and drove to the bank before locking it in a safe. The following day Kereke stormed into my office holding papers and provision of receipt was dated June 14, 2010

“…he was a powerful man and though I knew it was wrong to do so, I still signed the document.”

Chiremba said he later called Grasham Muradzikwa, RBZ head of Security and asked if he could enter a back-dated weapon return entry.

“Muradzikwa refused to participate and said that records were subject to inspection by auditors,” Chiremba added.

Chiremba said he approached the RBZ governor Gideon Gono, who he claims advised him to secure the firearm because he feared the gun may have been used in an activity that could affect the bank.

Kereke’s lawyer Erum Mutandiro claimed Chiremba was conniving with Gono to nail Kereke.

“You just disowned a document that you signed for agreeing that my client returned the gun on June 14, 2010.

“Do you really expect the honourable court to abandon explicitly documented evidence and adopt your belated evidence,” questioned Mutandiro.

“If the gun in question is licensed, it means that it is recognised by ZRP. Why then should you try and fabricate allegations against the accused person?”

In his defence Kereke refutes claims that he 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 (9)

Hey Mr Defence lawyer you want the honourable court to believe that the RBZ gun was the only gun that Kereke owned. What if he used a toy gun to force himself on the minor or some gun from somewhere. As a farmer himself Kereke chances are very high that he owned a gun.

chabvondoka - 1 March 2016

the kereke boy is being punished for an offence different from the one laid on the table. give him and gono some gloves and let them fight. anenge arohwa ndiye mupfanha. its a game of politics at play and the poor judges and state prosecutors are being taken for granted by being used in this purely political matter. raped in 2010 and report in 2015, 5 years later! in 2017 the victim will say i was raped again in 2012 and 2013. haaya circus chaiyo kupedza nguwa yedare. kereke has no case to answer but this is what happens if you take rhobhati head-on

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prof ashaf - 1 March 2016

Dont defend Kereke he must face the law why Tomana airamba kuti atongwe kana asina mhosva nxa

Tsunami - 3 March 2016

Nyaya yeRape ndakamboinzwa zvimwe zvese zvingataurwa hazvina basa zvirikutaurwa namanyakuti ndakarepwa ndizvo zvinoshanda chero akati ndakarepwa kaone ozotaura nzvimbo 50 dzaanoti akareperwa court inongoti arikuti akarepwa saka nyaya yeconsistance is no an issue panyaya dzerape. hurumende kurutivi rwerape haifungi kuti munhu anogona kunyepa kuti ndarepwa. ndichinyora kudai handirevi kuti kereke haana kuzviita asi zvinoratidza kuti hapana imwe scientific way yekuprover kuti uyu ndiye araper. mashoko "emurepwi" ndiwo anoshanda chero arepwa zvechokwadi chero kurikunyepa asi ndozvinotoendesa munhu kujeri. Hameno kuti sei pasingagadzirike ipapo.

tricky law - 3 March 2016

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