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Gumbura, Kereke miss out of Mnangagwa amnesty

by Staff reporter
22 Mar 2018 at 08:01hrs | Views
PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa released Wednesday a female prisoner jailed 20 years for killing a police inspector as part of a general amnesty which will benefit some 3,000 inmates, reported.

Yvonne Musarurwa, an MDC-T activist convicted along with two men for killing Inspector Peter Mutedza as political temperatures boiled over ahead of the 2013 elections, will benefit from a presidential amnesty.

Last Maengahama and Tungamirai Madzokere were the other two activists sent to prison for the murder after a marathon trial that involved over 30 other opposition officials. Madzokere and Maengahama will remain in prison.

Similarly missing out on the amnesty was disgraced clergyman Martin Gumbura who is serving a 40-year jail-term for rape.

Another high-profile jailbird, Munyaradzi Kereke, a former Zanu-PF MP and Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe top official might still sneak out, but the criterion is as murky on his fate.

Kereke was initially jailed 11 years for raping a minor but four years were set aside. He was to serve an effective seven years.

Source - newzibabwe