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‘Baba Jukwa’s’ brother nabbed


PHILLIP Tawanda Kudzai, elder brother of detained Sunday Mail editor, Edmund Kudakwashe Kudzayi, handed himself to police in Harare yesterday as the crackdown on the shadowy Facebook blogger Baba Jukwa continues.


Phillip had reportedly been on the run since the arrest of his younger brother last Thursday amid allegations that the siblings and other suspected accomplices, still at large, were behind the controversial social media character who published sensitive information about the State and top government officials.

Police spokesperson, Senior Assistant Commissioner Charity Charamba yesterday said Phillip, a consultant Engineer with Dick and Kunaka engineers, handed himself over to Criminal Investigation Department Law and Order section through his lawyer, Admire Rubaya.

“He is being charged for subverting a constitutional government as defined by section 22(2)(a)(i) of the Criminal Law (Codification and Reform) Act or alternatively attempting to commit an act of insurgency,” she said.

“Kudzayi (Phillip) is responsible for administering the Baba Jukwa page together with his brother Edmund and other accomplices who are still at large.”

Meanwhile, Rubaya confirmed an application for bail pending trial for Edmund was submitted at the High Court yesterday and the matter is set to be heard tomorrow.

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