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Police are keen to interview all people who were mentioned by The Sunday Mail editor Edmund Kudzayi, who is accused of being the faceless Facebook character, Baba Jukwa.

Sources close to investigations said Lieutenant-Colonel Kembo and Herbert Huruba, who were called in last week, were still assisting with investiga- tions.

“It is not a witch-hunt, what we want is to ascertain what was happening,” said a police source. “We are going to interview all the people mentioned by Kudzayi.”

Police say everything is being done in terms of the law and in a professional manner.

Last Friday police questioned Lt-Col Kembo and Huruba, one of the designers of the Hovhorosi Style dress code, in connection with the Baba Jukwa saga, as investigations into the case continued.

This comes after police investigating the case last Thursday asked Information, Media and Broadcasting Services Minister Professor Jonathan Moyo to help them in their probe by submitting clarifications on issues to do with the case.

Environment, Water and Climate Minister Saviour Kasukuwere was on Saturday questioned by police detectives over the case.

Several other senior officials were expected to be called in for questioning over the case, the police source said.

This followed allegations by Kudzayi that he became aware of the Baba Jukwa issue when Minister Kasukuwere called him as an IT expert to assess and make an overview of information supplied by an Australian-based hacker only identified as Kennedy.

He said Kennedy had been brought to Minister Kasukuwere’s attention by Huruba.

Kudzayi said after making a report back to Minister Kasukuwere, he was referred to Prof Moyo who took him to the Ministry of Defence where he worked to expose the Baba Jukwa syndicate.

Kudzayi and his brother Philip have since appeared in court accused of attempting to subvert a constitutionally elected Government and undermining the authority of the President.

They both deny the charge and are out on bail with stringent conditions.

The Jukwa saga has sucked in 13 suspects, with police last week saying they were looking for the 13th suspect, Chawarika Matongorere, who is based in South Africa and accused of sourcing funds and posting subversive material on the Baba Jukwa page.

The other suspects are Wilf and Trish Mbanga, publishers of The Zimbabwean newspaper who are based in the UK as well as the weekly newspaper’s South Africa correspondent, Mxolisi Ncube UK-based computer programmer Samson Chifamba UK-based systems and software engineer Walter Shoko, George Chirakasha – a Zimbabwean resident in the UK, as well as Anomie Drew, Piniel Nhokodi, Romeo Musemburi and Sarudzai Florence.

Meanwhile, police have urged officials being called in to assist with investigations in the Baba Jukwa saga to fully co-operate with them after it emerged that some were not forthcoming.

The matter is being handled by officers from the CID Law and Order Section and most of the people are being summoned to the Police General Headquarters.

Source : The Herald