Kereke Eternally Enmeshed In Debt Woes
Harare, September 1, 2014 – A leading Zimbabwean fertiliser and
chemical manufacturer, Windmill has heaped more misery to Munyaradzi
Kereke, the former adviser to Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe governor Gideon
Gono after securing a writ of execution to attach his farming
equipment and property over some outstanding debt.
Windmill, a manufacturer and supplier of agricultural products accuses
Kereke, the owner of Pamene Farm in President Robert Mugabe’s
Mashonaland West province of failing to pay for some agro-chemicals
supplied to his farm some few years ago.
According to court papers, Kereke purchased some agro-chemicals for
use at his farm which he has but he has failed and/or neglected to pay
despite demand from Windmill.
According to a copy of the writ of execution, Windmill has been
empowered to recover property worth $55 000 which is equivalent to the
debt that he owes the agricultural company.
Kereke, who was elbowed out of the central bank in 2012 after a
serious spat with Gono is battling several legal woes and has also
been dragged to court by the state-run National Social Security
Authority (NSSA) which demanded payment of $17 137 from him.
NSSA claimed that Kereke has not been remitting workers’ pension
contributions at his Pamene farm in contravention of the NSSA Act,
which compels all employers in the country to deduct from the salaries
or wages of their employees and remit to NSSA the workers and the
employers’ share of pension contributions.
The former RBZ advisor was also embroiled in a legal fight with a
subsidiary of the state run, Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority
(ZESA) which is demanding payment of electricity allegedly consumed at
Kereke has also been sued by Gono in several legal disputes in the High Court.
However, Kereke disputes the ZESA lawsuit and has also hauled Gono to
court over several issues.