Grace Mugabe ordered the arrest of prosecutor-general Johannes Tomana to fix him for protecting Munyaradzi Kereke, who embarrassed her alleged lover, the former governor of Zimbabwe’s central reserve Gideon Gono, sources revealed.
Kereke was Gono’s special adviser at the Reserve Bank but turned against him towards the end of his term in 2013, accusing him of corruption. Grace Mugabe also believes Kereke was responsible for leaking details of her romantic affair with Gono to the international media.
According to the United Kingdom newspaper the Sunday Times, Grace Mugabe met Gono for sex at each of the twelve secret state houses around Zimbabwe, at her Mazowe farm and in hotels in South Africa and Asia. Kereke is accused of feeding this information to the Times.
As revenge, Gono vowed to push for Kereke’s arrest on various charges, including the alleged rape of an 11 year-old girl who was staying at his house in Vainona, Harare. Although the rape reportedly occurred in 2010 and was reported to the police several times, Tomana refused to prosecute Kereke and also blocked attempts by the girl’s relative to bring in a private prosecutor.
The Bikita West MP is accused of raping the girl, who was 11 years old in 2010, at gunpoint and also groping her sister’s breasts and buttocks at his Vainona home. The trial started in January 2016 and Tomana was arrested two days before it was set to resume on February 3. The prosecutor-general is charged with criminal abuse of office and obstruction of justice. He is represented by Harare lawyer Erum Mutandiro, while lawyer Charles Warara is the private prosecutor on behalf of Maramwidze, the abused girl’s relative/guardian.
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