News:Prosecution Appeals Against Kereke's 14 Year Sentence. Argues It Was Lenient For A Rape Case

<vote /> Through the private prosecutor, Mr Charles Warara, the victim’s guardian Mr Francis Maramwidze yesterday filed a notice for leave against the sentence in the High Court. The cross-appeal comes after Kereke last week filed an appeal against both conviction and sentence at the High Court.

Mr Maramwidze argues that the sentence imposed on Kereke was inadequate to meet the justice of the crime and wants the sentence set aside and substituted with a 20-year term of imprisonment with four years suspended on condition of good behaviour.

Last week Munyaradzi Kereke approached the higher court challenging both conviction and sentence, arguing that the lower court misdirected itself in turning a blind eye to the inconsistencies in the prosecution evidence. He says the sentence imposed on him was excessive and wants it to be reduced to less than two years.

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