HARARE – Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe head of security Mr Grashman Muradzikwa has testified in the case of Dr Munyaradzi Kereke who is facing charges of rape.
The trial of Dr Kereke continued today with a debate centred on the time frame in which he returned the RBZ service pistol.
Mr Muradzikwa in evidence-in-chief indicated the pistol was returned by Kereke to the RBZ in 2010.
He, however, told the court that the accused surrendered the fire arm through Mr Mirirai Chiremba who wanted security to back-date the day of receiving the pistol.
Mr Muradzikwa said he refused to take such orders from Mr Chiremba despite him being his boss indicating it was not procedural.
It was not clear why Mr Chiremba wanted the records to be back-dated but the defence say he could have forgotten to return the pistol in time resulting in him asking for such favours.
The court heard that the pistol was left in custody of Chiremba as the security department refused to take it as per procedure.
According to a letter produced in court, Mr Chiremba received the pistol on the 14th of June 2010.
In this case, Kereke is alleged to have threatened the rape victim with a fire arm but Dr Kereke, who is denying the charges, argues that he had no gun at that time and had returned it to the RBZ as he was no longer working there.
The rape is alleged to have been committed in August 2010 while the pistol is believed to have been returned in June the same year.