Munyaradzi Kereke granted $500 000 bail pending appeal

By ZBC Reporter
FORMER Bikita West legislator, Munyaradzi Kereke has been granted ZWL$500 000 bail pending appeal against both conviction and 14-year-jail term for raping his 11 year old relative at gunpoint.
Kereke, who was convicted of rape and sentenced to an effective 10 years in jail by the Harare Regional Court in 2016, was this Wednesday granted bail pending appeal by Supreme Court Judge, Justice Hlekani Mwayera.
Kereke appealed against both conviction and sentence, arguing that the court erred in convicting him.
Since his incarceration about five years ago, Kereke has made several attempts to appeal at the High court but to no avail, hence his decision to approach the Supreme Court for reprieve.