Dakarai Mashava 20 July 2018
HARARE – Incacerated former Bikita West Member of Parliament Munyaradzi
Kereke is helping the Zimbabwe Prisons and Correctional Service (ZPCS)
develop business proposals, ZPCS Commissioner-General Paradzai Zimondi has
Kereke, a former advisor to then Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe governor Gideon
Gono, was jailed two years ago after being convicted of raping an
11-year-old girl at gunpoint.
Speaking during a handover of an assortment of goods worth $50 000 donated
by Zimbabwe Consolidated Diamond Company (ZCDC) at Chikurubi Maximum
Prison yesterday, Zimondi revealed that ZPCS was tapping into the
knowledge of the former Bikita West legislator.
“We have people with PHDs in prisons who are assisting us in coming up
with business proposals and business plans. We are being assisted by
assisted, I can mention by Dr (Munyaradzi) Kereke. That is why I was
saying prisoners with degrees should continue to use these degrees while
in prison here,” said Zimondi.
The ZPCS Commissioner-General said the business plans and proposals being
developed by Kereke are part of efforts to make local prisons more
“We have got farms and workshops around the country. We would like to
thank you very much giving us the fish (the donated goods) which we can
finish today or tomorrow. Our passionate plea is to ask for fishing rods
that will make sure that we continue catching the fish. Like I said we can
make sanitary pads, soap and brooms in our workshops.
“Let me also make a passionate plea to you. Mataura mega kuti mwana
asingachemi anofira mumbereko.There is a company that has approached us
that wants to partner us in manufacturing sanitary pads. We also once
discussed with companies so that they could assist us with material to
make bars of soap. Please help us make things for ourselves,” he said.
The bearded Kereke, who was putting on all-white attire, attended
yesterday’s handover of goods by ZCDC chief executive officer Moris Mpofu
who was in the company of the diamond company’s chairperson Killian Ukama.