Gono tiff sucks in Tsvangirai, Biti

Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) governor Gideon Gono’s tiff with his former advisor Munyaradzi Kereke has sucked in Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai and Finance minister Tendai Biti.

Report by Everson Mushava, Chief Reporter

According to court papers and a letter written to Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (Zacc) chairperson Denford Chirindo, Kereke sensationally claimed Gono, Tsvangirai and Biti fleeced the country of millions of dollars.

Gono’s former advisor claimed that he was fired by the central bank governor when he insisted that the RBZ should co-operate with police investigations against Tsvangirai and Biti.

Kereke claimed that Tsvangirai prejudiced the country of $1,5 million on the Premier’s official residence in Highlands, Harare while Biti allegedly withdrew $150 million from the International Monetary Fund (IMF)’s Special Drawing Rights (SDRs) account at the RBZ. He did not disclose what happened to the money.

All the clandestine activities were sanctioned and protected by Gono, alleged Kereke.

“On 11 November, 2009, Dr Gideon Gono casually wrote on a scrap piece of paper an instruction to a lower level Reserve Bank staff member to hurriedly make a transfer from the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe of $1,5 million into an account at ZB Bank called TWRE Zim (Pvt) Limited, account number 4112-049163-200,” Kereke claimed.

“This amount was duly transferred from the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe on 13 November 2009 and after the Reserve Bank lost control over this money, the funds were later abused by the Prime Minister and his cousin Hebson Makuvise (Zimbabwe’s ambassador to Germany).

“As of today, the RBZ has not recovered its money. Dr Gideon Gono frantically refused to co-operate with the Zimbabwe Republic Police who were and are still investigating this serious fraud under reference number CID HQ ER 31/11.”

Kereke claimed that instead of co-operating with the police, Gono cooked up documents to protect both Tsvangirai and Biti, with the latter’s matter being investigated under reference CID HQ ER 03/2011. “The matter, which is under active investigation by the Zimbabwe Republic Police, is being frustrated by Dr Gideon Gono’s refusal to co-operate with the Zimbabwe Republic Police,” he alleged.

“During their audit of the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe for 2009, BDO Kudenga and Co (chartered accountants) picked the irregularities on the IMF account in the books of the Reserve Bank, but still Dr Gideon Gono incomprehensibly brushed this serious matter aside.”

He added Gono and Biti were also failing to lobby for the removal of sanctions yet the country no longer owed the IMF any money.

“When Zimbabwe was allocated its Special Drawing Rights (SDR) in the equivalence of around $520 million in 2009, the IMF deducted SDR66 402 156 and stashed them in an escrow account, which amount is, in fact, equivalent to Zimbabwe’s total arrears with the IMF of around $140 million,” Kereke said.

He also made a litany of accusations against Gono and other senior RBZ officials.Gono has since sued Kereke for defamation.

Meanwhile, Kereke has also written to Central Intelligence Organisation boss Happyton Bonyongwe seeking an appointment with him to raise complaints against State spies, register his complaints against Gono and discuss his report to Zacc.

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25 Comments

  1. i definately think Kereke needs to be checked up there now….

    1. chandundedandodya

      Kereke?

  2. How did Kereke acquire his wealth. The anti corruption commission must start with him??????

  3. let the man spik . hez 1 with all the info of wat was happeing in nd around back then.

  4. Kereke should get mental treatment now.

  5. Even though i dont like Kereke’s tantrums sometimes. this time around i like him for attacking GG. GG has always appeared like a saint, harrasing other people and coming up with ambush economics that caused the suffering of the majority zimbabweans. Many business people ran away from the country as a result of GG. Now what goes around comes around. Go Kereke Go. continue exposing GG. you have my support.

  6. The truth can only be established from the outcome of police investigationr. So far it remains a blame game serving no purpose

  7. no wonder why i keep saying this is the best and balanced paper ever rocked zimbabwe.be it zanu pf /mdc, the case is not ignored.its published to the people so they are not caught unaware as well make informed decisions.kudos to you news day team.nyundo ndedzenyu vakomana.

  8. biti, tsvangirai, gono shd explain what happened to the money. no one is immune.

  9. kereke should be attended to by a medical doctor to establish the mental steadiness. he no longer knows whats exactly he needs, talking of driver assault, gono defamation, gono’s crimes, wife being kidnapped, tsvangirai, biti corruption, needs his case to be referred to supreme court, needs to be given more time to disclose the corrupt activities, needs an appointment with bonyongwe, written to anti corruption, to president. kereke virtually did and is doing everything.

    really this guy needs help.

  10. There is nothing wrong with Kereke. Because he is attacking Saint Gono and Saint Tsvangi, you say he has mental illness. What more evidence do you need other that all the police cases noted in this article. Kereke is releasing information bit by bit, yes, thats his strategy. If those police case numbers are fake, let the police or Saint Gono or saint Tsvangi say so.

  11. Mutasa Mudhidhimas

    Pashaya here ane nyere apfuudze mbavha iyi .He is becoming a nuisance

  12. Kereke like his name should seek divine intervention to exorcise demons afflicting him. He has gone bonkers.

    1. saka vanhu hamusi kuwona mapoints arikutaurwa nakereke here? inga wani article iri kuburitsa evidence yeuwori hwakaitika hwese and the reported cases. Kereke is even challenging Gono on defamation case levelled against him by Gono. This man knows his story very well. How come you see kereke as crazy.

  13. HE TRUELY SOUNDS LIKE SOME ONE SEEKING ATTENTION FROM PEOPLE WHO ARE SEEMINGLY TOO BUSY TO LISTEN.
    WHEN A MAD MAN SHOUTS IN HIGH STREETS , PEOPLE JUST LOUGH AND PASS WITHOUT STOPING FOR THEY KNOW HE IS NOT WELL.
    THIS MAN SHOULD HAVE SPOKEN WHILE STILL EMPLOYED BY RBZ. HE SEEMS TO BE WANTING TO SETTLE SCORES AND NO ONE IS LISTENING.
    HE IS NOW TRYING TO BRING MDC IN SO AS TO ATTRACT QUALITY ATTENTION FROM THE ZANUPF SECURITY APPARATUS AS THEY FEED ON SUCH ISSUES.
    TRY HARDER MY MAN YOU MIGHT GET THE GULABLE ONES WHO WILL TRY AND UNDERSTAND WHAT YOU WANT TO SAY. WAMBO ZAMA. MURUME ANOFA AZAMA WENA.

  14. I’ve a theory-Maybe the wife actually realized kuti baba hadzichatori mushe and deciced to run for it,and like everyone thats gone bonkers he would not believe the wife when she told him that he needs help.

  15. this is just too much to go unnoticed in this cash stricken country, one wonders where exaclty the money goes while we languish in poverty, these leave a wondering mind and……………….angazi

  16. all your comments are okay but just tell me why these issues being alleged by Kerereke are not being investigated? the point is Kereke is raising issues against untouchables, mafioso and the messenger is now the victim. i see most of these comments are from MDC activists who desperately want to protect the name of their hero, don’t forget zimbabwe will live beyond the lives of your heroes, be sensible for once and stop politicizing corruption. idiots….

  17. Dr kereke z a man of people! He helps the poor,he has a hrt 4 the needy, he z not a man of classy&very humble.Dr Gono z e opposite,he z greed &has no hrt for the needy,anodya ega.that’s why these 2men cldnt work together.I wish if Kereke was a Govenor Zimbabwe wud be shining.Gono deep dwn his hrt knows Kereke z e man,&he wll regret for dumping him.May God bless Kereke&protect him.

  18. yes i agree there at least let investigations be done if they are clean they shall be cleared

  19. This is part of a large political plot & smear campaign to discredit Tsvangirai & Biti to disturb them from effectively mobilising the electorate for the harmonised elections set for 2013. Kereke meets CIO as to discuss the strategies to further demonise Tsvangirai. He is a ZANU (PF)headless runner masquarading as a banker like his home boy from Bikita Elias Musakwa,

  20. Kereke is a liar thats why he is failing 2 pay his workers @ ROCK FOUNDATION MEDICAL CENTRE.The workers are demonstrating against him 2day.Shame on u Kereke,Things are not going on well 4 u THIEF.

  21. Kereke mwana uyu mukasamungwarira mangwana achamuka akuti mugabe akatora mari yakati.grace akatora yakati.hadzichinai kukwana pane kereke.doctor imbomuonai murume uyu kuti dzichimo dzose here?kuda dzasara 2 chete.mr chihure pls arrest kereke imidiately be4 i loss my temper.ngaazive kuti gono ndigono kwete zvake zvekungoda kupomera governer wangu,natsvangirai wangu nabiti wangu.

    1. There are issues to divulge at the right time for that matter. Why did this young man keep quiet when these things were happening? Was he pre-occupied with his allegations of raping a minor (relative) for that matter. Where did he get all these monies to establish his collapsing empire? I thought as an employee of such an institution he should have been warned and possibly sworn not to divulge certain information that could be detrimentally to the status quo. Why is he doing this? Whatever is the case I do not condone wrong doing. Gono has done a lot for this country. Zimbabwe is where it is because of Dr Gono. This young man was not there when Dr Gono embarked on a path to defend the sovereignty of this nation from economic strangulation. Kereke must be sick in the head.

  22. sawara from lagos

    there is a Greek saying that goes-Those whom God wants to destroy, he first make mad

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