Sunday Mail editor charged with terrorism

HARARE - Edmund Kudzayi, the Sunday Mail editor has been remanded in custody to Monday pending his bail application.

He is being charged with subverting a constitutional government by attempting to commit an act of insurgency, banditry, sabotage and terrorism.

CHARGED: Sunday Mail editor Edmund Kudzayi leaves the Rotten Row Magistrates Court after his initial appearance on Saturday morning. Picture: Idah Mhetu

The 28-year-old is also being charged with undermining the authority of the president by publishing false statements prejudicial to the state as well as failing to secure ammunition.

Kudzayi was arrested on Thursday after police raided the Herald House, the headquarters of the state-controlled Zimpapers stable.

Kudzayi was not in the office at the time of the raid but he was later arrested at his lawyer’s offices.

He was appointed to head the Sunday Mail in April much to the chagrin of some Zanu PF heavyweights and seasoned scribes at Zimpapers.

Following his appointment in April, the State media described Kudzayi as “a media consultant with a strong technical background in software development and digital media.”

Kudzayi was linked to the online news website The African Aristocrat which in 2010 published stories about the first family’s personal lives. Kudzayi is also linked to the Facebook page Baba Jukwa.

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Comments (7)

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felix - 21 June 2014

i dont know kudzayi personally but as far as i am concerned he is a hero,

thokoza - 21 June 2014

Regaitione kunowira tsvimbo nematohwe. On the Baba Jukwa facebook page just look at these postings; ”Baba Jukwa 13 June Great Zimbabweans the chief chipfukuto has decided to sacrifice his blue-eyed zvipfukuto, Edmund kudzayi (Sunday mail), Mduduzi mathuthu (chronicle) and Caesar zvayi (herald) who all came to zimpapers on nepotism lines without proper channels followed to push his 2018 agenda. He is such a coward serving his own position and leaving his agents without jobs. I feel pity for obscure journo mathuthu and fake IT spe******t kudzai who thought they were above everyone. Information coming in after chief Chipfukuto apologized to his excellency. More to follow… Asijiki! Ndatenda Baba jukwa ——————– Baba Jukwa 9 June Good day great Zimbabaweans this pic of zvpfukuto was taken before this chipfukuto was deployed to our chronicle empire. Now chipfukuto gets deployed without proper channel to enhance their malicious agenda against the people and it's movement. This pic shows that the master chipfukuto musorobhangu has a previous relationship with his little chipfukuto deployed at chronicle whom to many serious journalist will agree that only on fraudulent bases was this obscure journalist was deployed to chronicle not mentioning chipfukuto amai jukwa Edmund kudzayi whom theycreated a position by trying to fool the nation that he unmasked the people's and country's ........................................... Also a question why were other applicants turned down and why were the previous editors removed? Asijiki! Ndatenda Baba jukwa” Nhasi zvonji takamubata Baba Jukwa things do not seem to add up here Zimbabweans could anyone be so foolish to expose themselves and be in the sensitive areas like these. How can one prove that one registered a baba jukwa 2013 gmail account on somebody's mobile number????????

Hezouko bwa!! - 21 June 2014

28 year-old Editor. This at Zimpapers, the Sunday Mail to be specific. Appointed by Jonathan Moyo. Castigated by ZANU (PF)'s Mujuru faction and Robert Mugabe. Charged. The Prosecutor is Tawanda Rest Zvekare, and not Nyazamba the current special purpose prosecutor. It is not one of the few law degreed CIO operatives and blue-eyed boys in the Prosecutor General, like Chris Mutangadura. The Director of Public prosecutions Nelson Mutsonziwa is nowhere near it. Why, the same have a brain. They are not needed. Zvekare the mental patient is thrust in. He is the only one who sees it as a high profile case. It is not. It is a scene in ZANU PF's plotless (no pan intended) succession play. No wonder why Zvekare is supported behind the scenes by Florence ZIYAMBI , another brainless, corrupt and totally inefficient law officer who is Deputy Prosecutor General because of ZANU PF's system of patronage, especially for for special purpose officials. The special purpose judge will be Chinembiri Energy Bhunu. He will acquit and blame the PG for sending a deranged prosecutor to court who was ever falling in the centre circle expecting a penalty.

Baba Jukwa Chaivo - 22 June 2014

Hapana nyaya apa. This is a simple case of the brainless Mujuru faction fighting a losing war. Kudzayi is certainly not baba Jukwa. Never! Only morons will take this. It's a simple factional fighting. Mutasa is gamatoxing (to his own words) his enemies as he promised.

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