Kereke claims Zanu PF heavies cooked rape charges

HARARE - Zanu PF’s legislator for Bikita West Munyaradzi Kereke yesterday made sensational claims that former Vice President Joice Mujuru, ex-Reserve Bank governor Gideon Gono, ex-Information minister Webster Shamu and Zanu PF spokesperson Simon Khaya Moyo fabricated rape charges against him.

Kereke said this during the continuation of his rape trial before Harare regional magistrate Noel Mupeiwa.

He is being charged with indecent assault and rape after he allegedly sexually molested his wife’s two nieces.

“On June 13, 2013 a meeting was convened in which the complainants’ guardian, Moyo, Shamu, Mujuru and three chiefs from Bikita West were present,” the ex-RBZ governor advisor said.

“After the meeting, I was presented with minutes by the chiefs who felt that Mujuru had violated my rights.

“She had resolved that I was not a perfect candidate to contest in (Bikita West parliamentary) elections because I had a pending criminal case.

“They wanted to ruin my political career but I successfully challenged that in the Constitutional Court.”

Kereke also claimed his former boss Gono was bitter that he had exposed his alleged “corrupt conduct” during his tenure as Reserve Bank governor.

“During my time at the Reserve Bank, I learnt that Gono had promised to buy houses and give $10 500 holiday allowances to anti-corruption bosses,  . . . Gumbo, Wutaunashe and Harried. Soon after the houses had been bought and payments were made, I protested because he had abused State money,” Kereke said.

“When I reported the case, that is when my issues with Gono started. He teamed up with security officer Grasham Muradzikwa, who is responsible for booking firearms (at the RBZ) to trump up allegations against me.”

Kereke claimed that the complainants and their guardians were bitter that he had turned down their requests for money.

“The complainants had been out of school for months because their fees had not been paid. They called and sent text messages asking for $8 000 to cover fees and air tickets to United Kingdom where their mother resides but I turned them down.

“Their guardians also asked for money which I did not tender to them before other political vultures joined the bandwagon.

“Shamu came to me demanding $2 000, saying he could help me manage the rape allegations but I reported the matter and he was trapped and the matter is even known by the highest office on the land.”

Comments (3)

If it were not for zanu pf government's corrupt and patronage system, Kereke would have covered a fraction of his prison sentence. Zanu pf will prosecute its offspring as and when required, all the dirty staff is known. This conspiracy theory is not even near to let him off the hook. Why Kereke is not defending himself by challanging Rape and indecent accusation directly and blow by blow will lead him to leave that court room one day using another door, that he did not use when he entered. Kereke's case is showing zvinhu zve chi Zanu zanu and what happens when the immunity expires. The field is level now and kereke thinks the rescue will come again. The other criminals will have their day in court at some point and their time is coming.

X-MAN IV - 6 April 2016

Kereke has this way of diverting people's attention. He should just answer the charges. The doctor's report says there was penetration and the minors accuse him...so bigwigs apinda pandi? Zvekutemba ngwena abusing your position in society hazviite...face the law, face your charges, wakanyopora vana iwe! Go to prison unonyoporwa mumanyuwa uko!

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