Munyaradzi Kereke’s appeal is still to be finalised by the High Court after he was sentenced to 14 years for rape in 2016.
Kereke is challenging both his conviction and sentence, in an appeal before High Court judges Charles Hungwe and Neville Wamambo.
The businessman was in 2016 slapped with a 14-year-jail term after being convicted of sexually abusing his relatives’ then 11-year old daughter at gunpoint, but four years of his jail time were suspended on condition of good behaviour.
Since his incarceration, the former Bikita West legislator made several attempts, through bail applications, to seek release from prison on bail pending appeal, but to no avail.
In February this year, Kereke again filed another bail application bid based on changed circumstances, stating the current leadership in government would understand that his incarceration was politically-motivated.
His jail term was cut by three years. This is over and above confirmation that the businessman had also been removed from D class at Chikurubi Maximum Prison to Conmara Open Prison.
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