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Kereke rape case back in court

by Staff reporter
17 Jan 2014 at 08:49hrs | Views
High Court judge Happias Zhou will on Thursday determine whether Member of Parliament for Bikita West, Munyaradzi Kereke should answer to rape charges reported against him by an 11 year-old relative.

The girl's guardian Francis Maramwidze filed a High Court application, seeking an order compelling the businessman's prosecution.

Kereke last week approached the Constitutional Court, arguing he should not be cited as a respondent in the application.

However, Warara said he will tell the court that the application is "frivolous and vexatious".

Warara said the natural consequences in the event the judge rules that Kereke has a case to answer would be that he will be arrested over the charges.

The proceedings might mark the beginning of a long legal battle that has been hogging the limelight for the past few years.

Kereke's lawyer James Makiya also confirmed that the matter will be heard this Thursday in court.

Source - dailynews