Kereke hospitals closed

The business empire belonging to Bikita West legislator and former advisor to the Reserve Bank Governor, Munyaradzi Kereke, seems to be crumbling.

Munyaradzi Kereke
Munyaradzi Kereke

The Zimbabwean has established that his flagship, Rockfoundation Medical Centre, and its sister establishment Fortress have closed shop amid a severe operational crisis.

The closures followed the decision by the Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (Zimra) to block cash inflows through garnishee orders and lawsuits that saw most of RMC’s movable assets attached to recover debts.

Most of the empire’s staff have resigned after going for several months without salaries. A visit to the hospitals revealed that there is no activity. The buildings are suffering neglect.

Only the radiography department is still functioning, though at a very slow pace. The main hospital unit was not operational and the guard at the premises said they were no longer admitting patients.

“The radiography department is still open though it has experienced a huge decline in the number of patients that have decreased from about 60 to 10 a day. The laboratory, pharmacy, dental and eye units are closed,” said the security guard.

According to sources, the crumbling of the hospital was as a result of the seizure of most of its movable assets to recover $20,000 owed to Westchase Consultants, in addition to $20,640 for services rendered.

This is in addition to the $4 million Zimra garnishee order after the business empire allegedly defaulted on tax. Kekereke could not be reached for comment.

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