Baba Jukwa wave rattles Zanu PF
HARARE – With key elections around the corner and a cupboard full of skeletons, a Facebook character constantly churning out what appears to be dark party and government secrets is the last thing Zanu PF would want. Yet, apart from the factional fighting that is playing out publicly in courts of law and elsewhere, President Robert Mugabe and his fractious party have to turn their guns against a new frontier — Baba Jukwa. Baba Jukwa, a faceless Facebook character, seems so up-to-date with happenings in Zanu PF that top officials tremble at the mention of his name.
“Tapanduka zvachose,” is his catchphrase while dishing out details which he claims are from high level meetings. He mentions the venues of the meetings, the times and salacious details such as murder plots by top-ranking Zanu PF, military and intelligence commanders. His “lens” has at times taken those who follow his page to State House meetings, leaving even security goons in awe. Baba Jukwa claims to have foretold the demise of a top intelligence commander who suffered a sudden death recently.
He claimed the top agent was poisoned by colleagues. He further claims to have foretold a road accident which recently befell a Zanu PF politburo member. On Friday, the Daily News on Sunday went online and briefly chatted up Baba Jukwa via the Facebook chat platform.
He claimed to be in the thick of things, promising to reveal even “darker” secrets within Zanu PF. “There are a lot of people whom I know will die in the following three months,” he said before dropping names of “targets” ranging from top Zanu PF officials and army commanders to MDC leaders, civil society actors and a prominent female lawyer.... Read the full, comprehensive news article and discuss at Nehanda Radio