HARARE – Munyaradzi Kereke, the Zanu PF Bikita West MP has made sensational claims that thugs who claimed to have been sent by Vice President Joice Mujuru and retired Reserve Bank governor Gideon Gono wanted to kill him.
Kereke also accuses the Central Intelligence Organisation (CIO) director-general Happyton Bonyongwe of plotting to harm and destroy him. Below is the letter Kereke wrote to VP Mujuru making the allegations.
BIKITA WEST MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT’S OFFICE
Box CY 298 Causeway
Tel:+263 4 783078/9
2 December, 2013
HON. J T R MUJURU
Vice President of the Republic of Zimbabwe Harare
Dear Hon. Vice President
RE: THREATS ON MY LIFE AND OTHER PERTINENT MATTERS
1. Hon Vice President, I write to bring to your attention that I did open a Police Report at the Harare Central Police Station under IR113148 to formalise my complaint against three men (two of them armed) who violently attacked me at around 10:40 pm on Saturday the 30th of November, 2013.
2. Of the three men, two had AK 47 rifles and one of them uttered suggestive words allegedly purporting that these men were acting on the instructions of Dr Gideon Gono, former Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe Governor and yourself Hon. Vice President. Pertinent details of the circumstances are with the Police.
3. I was butted with the back of an AK 47 rifle and was told that I would not live for the next 6 coming days before the men sped off after they realised oncoming cars approaching the place of incident.
4. I am highlighting this to you so that you may be alert in case those thugs are abusing your name to tarnish your image.
5. The Zimbabwe Republic Police is investigating the matter further and I promise that I will update you any material developments on this very heinous and intolerable primitive act by these merchants of terror.
6. I will in the meantime continue to pray that God punishes those among us Zimbabweans behind this barbaric act of incivility.
7. OTHER PERTINENT MATTERS FOR THE RECORD
7.1 Hon. Vice President, may you also kindly know that I hold on file signed minutes which summarise your meeting with the chiefs from Bikita in your office in the company of Hon S K Moyo, Hon W Shamu and one Mr Maramwidze on 21 June, 2013.
7.2 What is explicit in these minutes are the following key points that came out in that meeting:
7.2.1 That you Hon Vice President invited Mr F Maramwidze, whom it is alleged you introduced to the chiefs as the father of the minor child who falsely reported that I raped her at gun point in 2010 in the presence of my wife, her mother and brothers!
The minutes also say you then gave Mr Maramwidze the opportunity to lead his “evidence” in the false rape matter to the chiefs in your office in what had turned into a kangaroo court.
7.2.2 That you Hon Vice President vowed that I was soon going to be arrested and, hence, was not to be participating in the then forthcoming general elections.
7.2.3 That I was not known to Zanu PF and hence was also not qualified to stand in the then forthcoming general elections.
7.3 Hon Vice President, I am sure you must be aware that the Zimbabwe Republic Police, together with the Prosecutor General have long made averments to the effect that this rape matter had no legal facts to stand on as it was a clear stage-managed callous act of malice towards me.
Evidence is abound clearly showing that Hon. David Butau, whom I understand is very close to you in terms of business, was fully aware of what was happening leading him to ask for money from me so he could help “diffuse” the false allegations. Of course I refused to pay as it is against my own principles.
7.4 There is also irrefutable documented evidence that there were yet again presentations in Politburo meetings to the effect that I was to be barred from participating in the general elections “because of many cases” I allegedly had.
As facts stand, however, I know of no criminal case that is before the courts against me.
8. TRINITY OF GOVERNMENT AND THE CONSTITUTION
8.1 Hon Vice President, I wish to draw your attention to the provisions of the Constitution that have an entrenched bearing on the matters at hand.
8.2 Section 2 stipulates the Supremacy of the Constitution of Zimbabwe.
Specifically, Sections 2 (1) and 2 (2) State that: “This Constitution is the supreme law of Zimbabwe and any law, practice, custom or conduct inconsistent with it is invalid to the extent of the inconsistency.
The obligations imposed by this Constitution are binding on every person, natural or juristic, including the State and all executive, legislative and judicial institutions and agencies of government at every level, and must be fulfilled by them.”
8.3 Section 3 outlines the core Constitutional values that form the bedrock of the Republic of Zimbabwe, some of which are: the rule of law, observance of fundamental human rights and freedoms, recognition of the inherent dignity and worth of each human being, recognition of the equality of all human beings and due respect for vested rights, among several other imperatives.
8.4 Hon Vice President, Part 4 of the Constitution of Zimbabwe stipulates the Declaration of Rights for all individuals in the Land, which include the Right to Administrative Justice (Section 68); the Right to Human Dignity (Section 51); the Right to Personal Security (Section 52); the Right from Torture or Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (Section 53); the Right to Equality and non-Discrimination (Section 56); the Right to Privacy (Section 57); the Right to Freedom of Conscience (Section 60) and the Right to Political Rights (Section 67) to mention but a few.
85. I wish to respectfully place it on record that all of my above rights have been violated.
For instance, that you Hon Vice President as a very senior member of the Executive Branch of government summoned chiefs from Bikita and Mr Maramwidze into your office and you proceeded to then run a virtual kangaroo court wherein I was “tried” and found guilty as charged in the alleged false rape case, and this in a matter long dismissed by the competent systems of the Zimbabwe Republic Police and the prosecutor general as frivolous is clearly an extreme breach of the Constitution in respect of reported cases and how they are to be hanfled at law.
8.6 Hon Vice President, you will agree with me that intrusion by the Executive on matters that are best handled by the police and the prosecuting authorities has the undesirable demonstration effect of exerting unbearable and destructive pressure on the police and the judicial systems to drift in certain directions as subjectively desired by the Executive to the detriment of the rights of those accused of falsehoods as a is the case here.
8.7 You may have gathered that I am now mysteriously expected to appear in court to answer for how the Zimbabwe Republic Police and the Prosecutor General work and why they found this falsehood case unprosecutable.
Is this expectation on me constitutional? Is this due process?
Are my rights being respected as jealously protected by the Constitution? I leave the issues for another day.
8.8 On 21 November 2013, the Zimbabwe Revenue Authority, from nowhere slapped my family hospital, the RMC Hospital with a $3.2 million tax liability which is completely baseless as it is fictitious and they proceeded to place garnish orders against the medical facility at the detriment of the welfare of patients admitted in the hospital.
All this is being done at the behest of powerful individuals wanting to exert punishment to me for their own desires, yet our hard-won Constitution clearly stipulates how as Zimbabweans we must relate with one another in a dignified way.