Kereke claims lawyer wanted him broke

HARARE - Zanu PF Bikita West legislator Munyaradzi Kereke who is on trial for allegedly raping his wife’s two nieces yesterday claimed that the private prosecutor involved in his case fabricated the allegations to bring his business down.

This was said during the on-going trial before Harare regional magistrate Noel Mupeiwa.

Kereke claimed that in 2010, private prosecutor Charles Warara and the complainants went on a media campaign to tarnish his image and subsequently bring his business to its knees.

“During the investigations, details of the complainants’ statements were in the public media and this included radio interviews that were recorded barely days after the initial police report,” said Kereke.

“…these reports would be commented by the private prosecutor and thus proving that these charges were motivated by malice.”

Through his lawyer Erum Mutandiro, Kereke produced a transcript from SW Radio Africa News to substantiate his claims.

Read the transcript: “Our campaign is meant to tell every Zimbabwean going to his (Kereke) surgery or clinic called Rock Foundation in Mt Pleasant, Harare not to use his clinic as they will be financially supporting a rapist”.

Kereke recently made sensational claims that Zimbabwe People First leader and former vice president Joice Mujuru and a team of former cabinet ministers played a role in fabricating the rape charges against him.

He claims that Mujuru teamed up with ex-Reserve Bank Governor Gideon Gono, ex-Information minister Webster Shamu and Zanu PF spokesperson Simon Khaya Moyo to smear his political career.

Although Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe director of Financial Intelligence Unit Mirirai Chiremba had testified earlier that he was forced to sign a document suggesting that Kereke had returned a gun — that was allegedly used to threaten one of the rape victims — on an earlier date the legislator strongly refuted the allegations.

The court heard that when Chiremba relayed the matter to Gono, he was advised to secure the firearm because they feared that the gun may have been used in an activity that could affect the bank.

“During my time at 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 defended himself.

“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 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.

Conversely, the complainants’ guardians said Kereke tried to negotiate for an out-of-court settlement and ‘had become a menace coming to our house sometimes during the morning, afternoon and even, evenings’.

Comments (5)

This Kereke thing ano kekeredza setseketsa!! Everyone seems and enemy to this mother f%$#r! Your days are numbered dude, you rape minors and you think you can fabricate silly stories to suck in politicians to divert attention. The system will clip your wings bit by bit and soon you will be eating sadza and vegs in prison...watch this space. You f%$#ng rapist, molester of kids

gamuchirayi - 27 April 2016

Kereke will sink big time, So far he has failed to challange the charges he is facing that involves sexual penetration with or without minor's consent. Even the courts are being deliberate in leaving him talking irrelevent material, in contrast to the charges he is facing. This case does not have Chi zanu zanu inside and the playing field is level.

X-MAN IV - 27 April 2016

Ummmm? regai ma courts aite nyaya yakereke not you guys. why do you hate him to that extent? Dzenyu hadzisati dzataurwa coz you think you are smart. Kana Zimbabwe chaiyo ine mhosva dzayo senyika. Tichakubatai maita dzenyu dzamajaira. How can you be so stupid kufarira kutambura kwemumwe? He Kereke suffered enough nekudonha kwe business rake through this negative publicity. how many people were employed by Kereke? why do you have this pull him down syndrome? stupid.

pasipemuswe - 28 April 2016

kereke yu should have not have joned politics wazozviona dai wakainvestor kwanyika growth point taiti better

wezhira werunyararo - 28 April 2016

kereke yu should have not have joned politics wazozviona dai wakainvestor kwanyika growth point taiti better

wezhira werunyararo - 28 April 2016

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