BREAKING NEWS: Kereke and NPA to share legal costs

Source: BREAKING NEWS: Kereke and NPA to share legal costs | The Herald August 19, 2016

Fungai Lupande Court Reporter

Harare magistrate Mr Noel Mupeiwa today ruled that Munyaradzi Kereke and the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) must share the legal costs in a case in which the former Zanu-PF Bikita West legislator was convicted of rape and jailed for 10 years following a private prosecution.

There was contestation over who should pay the legal bill after the guardian of the victims hired private prosecutor Mr Charles Warara to handle the case after the NPA refused prosecution.

Mr Mupeiwa  ruled that Kereke, who was facing rape and indecent assault charges, was  acquitted on the indecent assault charge which took a quarter of the costs of proceedings. The 25 percent will be discounted on the bill of costs which is yet to be calculated.

The remaining 75 percent will be shared equally between Kereke and the NPA.

 Details to follow….