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Kereke still a free man after losing Supreme Court appeal

by Staff reporter
03 Jun 2024 at 12:31hrs | Views
Munyaradzi Kereke, convicted of child rape, remains free despite losing his appeal at the Supreme Court.

Despite facing a 10-year prison term, he should have reported to serve the remaining 20 months. However, he was found still residing at his home as of Sunday.

Charles Warara, the private prosecutor in the case, has emphasized the necessity for law enforcement to arrest Kereke and return him to Chikurubi Maximum Security Prison, where he was initially sentenced.

Despite attempts to justify his absence by citing a pending commercial case, authorities maintain the obligation to enforce his imprisonment.

Kereke's conviction stemmed from the rape of his 11-year-old niece, a crime proven in court.

Despite subsequent legal maneuvers, including failed appeals, the Supreme Court upheld his conviction on May 31st, emphasizing the perseverance of the private prosecution against various obstacles, including inadequate police investigation and resistance from the Prosecutor General.

Source - zimlive