Gono Ups Ante As Court Slams Kereke

The ongoing feud between Reserve Bank Governor Dr Gideon Gono and his former advisor Dr Munyaradzi Kereke entered new territory as the latter was accused of being part of a conspiracy to have RBZ security officials convicted on false charges.

A court acquitted Phillip Dendere, 47, and George Nyahure, 36, of assaulting Kereke’s driver, Privilege Maturure. It said that the witnesses were inconsistent  and accused Kereke and his driver “falsifying and doctoring” a medical report that was central to the investigation. The court also ordered an investigation to find out why that document was given so much weight.

Last night Gono described the two security officials as being sheep who had been “accused of hunting, haunting and disturbing hyenas in the forest”.

New Zimbabwe then quoted him as saying:

I have chosen so far not to comment or deploy my energies on needless battles, when my conscience is clear and believe that every battle in life must be confronted and dealt with at an appropriate time and through appropriate channels, otherwise we cease to be civilised citizens of the world if we do otherwise.

[The] God of justice [has] shamed the devils of deceitful thoughts and actions in broad daylight, and he would do the same with all future battles where those accustomed to, and who choose to live a life full of bitterness and fabrications shall soon find that a finger is too small to hide behind as a shield of their treacherous actions.

We expect Kereke to take out another full page out in the newspapers soon, having another go at his former friend.

We think they should be made to stay in a room until they make up. This public show of disaffection towards each other is a bit silly now.