Former Bikita West legislator, Munyaradzi Kereke who was jailed for raping his niece at gunpoint has been granted a $500 000 bail pending appeal at The Supreme Court.
He was granted bail by the recently appointed Supreme Court Justice Hlekani Mwayera.
Last year December, High Court judge Justice Joseph Musakwa dismissed Kereke’s appeal on grounds that he found no reason to interfere with the magistrate and High Court’s rulings on his conviction.
Justice Musakwa added that the Harare businessman’s reasons to appeal were not convincing, adding that Kereke’s “witnesses were poor and clearly crafted in a bid to win the case.”
The State proved that Kereke raped his niece at his Vainona home and Magistrate Noel Mupeiwa handed down judgement against him on July 11, 2016.