Sunday, 8 November 2015

Kereke Reports CIO Boss and Gono To Police Over Treason, Threatens Private Prosecution

CIO chief, Happyton Bonyongwe, a senior agency staffer and ex-central bank governor Gideon Gono must be investigated and prosecuted for treason, fraud, giving state secrets to foreign governments and undermining the security of President Robert Mugabe.


“Due process of the law must take its full course without delay, fear or favour” and, should the ZRP fail to act, the trio will be privately prosecuted over these serious allegations.

So read an affidavit handed to the police in Harare Friday by Zanu PF legislator Munyaradzi Kereke, a day after the Prosecutor General dramatically issued a certificate allowing his private prosecution on rape charges.

Kereke, a former senior Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) employee, has had a long running feud with Gono since the latter fired him from the central bank in 2012.

Gono responded to Kereke’s new attack Friday night, telling NewZimbabwe.com that; “every time the man is under self-inflicted pressure, he invokes diversionary tactics to divert public attention from his challenges instead of focusing on trying to resolve them.

“It seems clear to me that the reported child rape case now under private prosecution is getting him worked up.”
Typical Kereke looking for a diversion from rape case setback ... Gideon Gono
More on the ex-governor’s response later.

In his affidavit however, Kereke also wants Jemius Madzingira, “who is the Director of Economics Division in the Central Intelligence Organisation (CIO), and is brother in law to” Bonyongwe investigated and prosecuted over the same treason allegations.

“I make this formal report to the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) both in my capacity as an elected member of Parliament charged with the official duty of protecting the Constitution of Zimbabwe as stipulated under Section 119(1) of the Constitution, and in my capacity as a concerned Zimbabwean citizen as protected by section 85 of the Constitution of Zimbabwe.

“The individual and collective actions of the above three accused persons directly undermined the wellbeing of and multiple fundamental rights of Zimbabweans; prejudiced the State of its public funds; sabotaged the recovery of the Zimbabwean economy, as well as threating the peace and security of Zimbabwe in direct criminal abuse of their offices.”

Kereke claimed to hold evidence proving his allegations, adding the material is being kept secure by his lawyers “in case my own personal security and life is compromised under the current literal man-hunt to kill mode I am now subjected to”.

“I hereby urge the Zimbabwe Republic Police to fully investigate these crimes and bring the above culprits to account as is expected under the Constitution of Zimbabwe,” he said.

“I also wish to state that all my written past efforts to surrender to the ZRP evidence proving (Gono’s) role in the multi-million dollar fraud at Fidelity Printers and Refiners have been fruitless to date. The same correspondence was sent to the Prosecutor General’s office.

“In the event the Zimbabwe Republic Police, for one reason or another sees no merit in pursuing the above matters, I hereby request that this be stated so that the above accused persons can face private prosecution.

“I am available to fully cooperate with the police in the above matters.”

Gono responds

Reached for comment late Friday night, Gono said: "I had long back resolved not to entertain issues from Dr Munyaradzi Kereke, the ‘Honourable’ legislator for Bikita West, Masvingo, for the simple reason that to him, Dr Gono's actions while I was Governor are the A-Z of everything criminal, treasonous or fraudulent in Zimbabwe.”

The former RBZ chief added: “Since he (Kereke) claims to have evidence against myself, against Director General Bonyongwe, and the Director of Economics in the President's Office (Madzingira) he knows better where to turn that evidence to allow for due process and the law to take its course.

“He is on the right track by going to the Police and, naturally, they will do their work based on evidence supplied by clean and credible hands.

“So I await details of the charges to which I will naturally respond through appropriate channels when that time comes.

“Be rest assured that I will not seek to avoid or prevent due processes from taking place, neither will I refuse to stand before any court of justice when called upon to explain anything or defend myself."
Kereke’s allegations (note that Bonyongwe is accused 1, Gono accused 2 and Madzingira accused 3)

1: I hold explicit evidence proving beyond reasonable doubt that the above three accused persons committed the said crimes.

2: The influence of accused person number 1 and the sensitivity of the office he holds has been repeatedly abused to thwart all efforts I made to have the three accused persons account for their crimes.

3: Ever since I handed over to accused persons 1 and 3 the full evidence of the treasonous and corrupt activities of accused person 2, I have not known peace. They became rabid on me. Accused person 1’s wife is the Chairperson of the Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (ZIMRA) and I am routinely being subjected to false tax liabilities in my personal capacity, as well as family businesses.

4: The full machinery of CIO is being deployed to haunt me, right into my own family and business matters to a point where I now need protection of the law.

5: Accused number 1 and number 2, also started jointly haunting me when I strongly protested and blocked their attempt to sell Zimbabwe’s entire Printing and gold smelting factory at Fidelity Printers and Refiners to a Chinese person with close business ties with accused person 1. I had to go to the extent of approaching the then Attorney General Mr Johannes Tomana and recommended that Government quickly drafted a statutory clause outlawing the sale of Fidelity Printers, as the accused persons had selfishly and corruptly wanted to sell this strategic national asset for a mere US$12 million, yet market value at that time was around US$100 million.

6: Sensitive military programmes and financial transactions between Zimbabwe and the Democratic Republic of Congo were leaked to hostile governments by accused person 2.

7: I personally handed over explicit proof of this treasonous act to accused persons 1 and 3, and instead of taking corrective action, they took the whole file back to accused person number 2 who then literally locked me out of the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe without a shred of explanation.

8: Cabinet minutes, then (2003-2011) circulation to recipient number “88”, being accused person number 2 were routinely sent to hostile embassies in Harare in direct contravention of the State Secrets Act, and again evidence showing this I personally handed over to accused persons 1 and 3, who elected to take no action but instead started fighting me. My several efforts to book follow up meetings with accused person 1, requests of which were in writing, were fruitless as accused person 1 flexed the full might of his vantage office and blocked me. Accused person 1, by the very nature of his job has access to guns and I only have my bare hands and full faith in God.

9: Zimbabwe’s gold was sold to a Saudi Arabian private jewellery firm at an incomprehensible discount of 34%, and again I gave accused persons numbers 1 and 3 full facts, including airway bills when the bullion was shipped out of the country but they again muzzled facts and swept the fraud under the carpet.

10: Accused person number 1 received large sums of US dollars out of the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe national coffers, and these moneys were deployed for accused persons number 1’s own personal use. Accused person number 2 corruptly bought favours and protection from accused person number 1 so that his crimes are not accounted for.

The above are mere examples on the long list of the crimes the accused persons committed with impunity. My efforts as a citizen of Zimbabwe to report these breaches of the law have seen me becoming prey being hunted day and night.

I hereby urge the Zimbabwe Republic Police to fully investigate these crimes and bring the above culprits to account as is expected under the Constitution of Zimbabwe.

I also wish to state that all my written past efforts to surrender to the ZRP evidence proving accused person 2’s role in the multi-million dollar fraud at Fidelity Printers and Refiners have been fruitless to date. The same correspondence was sent to the Prosecutor General’s office.

In the event the Zimbabwe Republic Police, for one reason or another sees no merit in pursuing the above matters, I hereby request that this be stated so that the above accused persons can face private prosecution.

As human beings who must subsist in parity under the common shelter of the Constitution of the Republic of Zimbabwe, we must not allow a few individuals to privatise the officialdom of their national duty for corrupt personal gain and revulsive radiation of terror on innocent citizens. This is wrong. This is unconstitutional. This is sinful.

It is, therefore, my hope that this formal report will receive the due attention of the Zimbabwe Republic Police in the National interest, as well as full promotion of the rule of law and constitutionalism in our country. Fear and favour must be alien to us on matters of human rights, our equality as mortals and the rule of law.



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