Articles tagged 'edmund kudzayi'

Blogger backtracks on Chigumba exposé 20 July 2018 HARARE - A social media blogger, who had threatened to lift the lid on Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) chairperson Priscilla Chigumba's private life seems to be backtracking on the threatened exposé. Journalist Edmund Kudzayi, who is now a fierce critic of President Emmerson Mnangagwa, had...
UZ student freed in Baba Jukwa saga 28 June 2015 HARARE - The State yesterday withdrew charges against Romeo Tanyaradzwa Musemburi, a University of Zimbabwe student, charged with attempting to commit an act of insurgency, banditry and sabotage. The charges arose after he posted an article through a baba Jukwa e-mail account. Prosecutor Id...
'Baba Jukwa' further remand refusal bid denied 3 March 2015 HARARE - A Harare magistrate yesterday dismissed suspended The Sunday Mail editor Edmund Kudzayi's application for refusal of further remand. Magistrate Milton Serima said the matter could not just be dropped because it was complex. He said the State's efforts to garner mutual legal assista...
'Baba Jukwa' seeks discharge 28 February 2015 HARARE - Suspended Sunday Mail editor Edmund Kudzayi yesterday slammed the State for deliberately infringing on his constitutional right to be tried within a reasonable time. He protested against the State for continually postponing the matter under the guise of conducting extra-territorial in...
'Baba Jukwa' accuses police of buying time 16 January 2015 HARARE - The Sunday Mail editor Edmund Kudzayi has threatened to take legal action against the police whom he accuses of dragging their feet in investigating the Baba Jukwa saga. In a letter addressed to commissioner-general of police Augustine Chihuri, Kudzayi demands to know the progress on ...
'Baba Jukwa' discharge bid thrown out 11 December 2014 HARARE - The Sunday Mail editor Edmund Kudzayi was yesterday further remanded to February after the court threw out his application to be discharged. The 28-year-old, believed to be linked to the shadowy Facebook character Baba Jukwa, is facing charges of attempting to subvert a constitutional...
'Baba Jukwa' seeks discharge 9 December 2014 HARARE - Sunday Mail editor Edmund Kudzayi yesterday applied to be removed from further remand until the State is prepared to proceed with his case. The 28-year-old, believed to be linked to the shadowy Facebook character Baba Jukwa, is facing charges of attempting to subvert a constitutionall...
'Baba Jukwa' bail conditions relaxed 11 November 2014 HARARE - Sunday Mail editor Edmund Kudzayi’s bail conditions have been relaxed by the High Court. This follows an inordinate delay by the State to provide him with a trial date. The 28-year-old, believed to be linked to the shadowy Facebook character Baba Jukwa, is facing charges of attempt...
Baba Jukwa's remand refusal shot down 7 October 2014 HARARE - Harare magistrate Milton Serima yesterday dismissed an application for refusal of further remand by Edmund Kudzayi and his brother Phillip. The Sunday mail editor and his brother are accused of trying to unseat a constitutionally-elected government through the shadowy Baba Jukwa Faceb...
'Baba Jukwa' fined on firearms charge 16 September 2014 HARARE - Harare magistrate Tendai Mahwe yesterday fined ex-Sunday Mail editor Edmund Kudzayi $150  for contravening the Firearms Act. If he fails to pay the fine, he will be jailed for four months. Kudzayi is also facing charges of insurgency, terrorism, banditry, sabotage, and attempting t...
Baba Jukwa case: Suspects further remanded 3 September 2014 HARARE - Harare magistrate Milton Serima has dismissed an application for refusal of further remand filed by Edmund Kudzayi, the ex-Sunday Mail editor, accused of insurgency, terrorism, banditry, sabotage and attempting to subvert a constitutionally elected government. Kudzayi, who is jointly ...
'Zim needs fresh cyber-bullying laws' 25 August 2014 HARARE - Zimbabwe needs to enact the first ever anti-bullying laws to defend against online abuse, with Parliament asked to urgently pass an anti-harassment law specific to the Internet. The call comes as Edmund Kudzayi, the Internet “troll” who allegedly posted vile abuse against top Zanu PF ...
'Baba Jukwa' further remanded 5 August 2014 HARARE - Edmund Kudzayi, the Sunday Mail editor and his brother Phillip, have been further remanded to September 1 after briefly appearing in court yesterday. Police arrested the editor of the Sunday Mail last month after raiding his office at Herald House in the capital, Harare. His brothe...
Zanu PF burning over Baba Jukwa 25 July 2014 HARARE - Analysts have said the ugly factionalism bedevilling Zanu PF could explode into deadly warfare after the minister of Media, Information and Broadcasting Services, Jonathan Moyo was reportedly grilled by police over the Baba Jukwa scandal yesterday. Moyo was summoned by police in Harar...
Baba Jukwa saga: UZ student freed on bail 9 July 2014 HARARE - University of Zimbabwe (UZ) student Romeo Tanyaradzwa Musemburi, accused of attempting to commit an act of insurgency, banditry, sabotage and terrorism, has been freed on $100 bail. High Court judge Joseph Musakwa yesterday freed Musemburi, 20, on bail after prosecutor Tawanda Zvekare...
More Baba Jukwa suspects named 8 July 2014 HARARE - Police are hunting for two more people suspected to be behind the shadowy Facebook character and blogger “Baba Jukwa.” The blogger launched a cyber war targeting President Robert Mugabe, government ministers, senior government officials and security chiefs ahead of last year's electio...
'Baba Jukwa' freed on bail 4 July 2014 HARARE - Incarcerated Sunday Mail editor who is accused of being Baba Jukwa , Edmund Kudzayi, was finally freed yesterday by the courts, on stringent bail conditions. He was ordered by High Court Judge Joseph Musakwa to pay $5 000 bail, and to surrender the Baba Jukwa gmail password that he po...
Edmund Kudzayi granted bail 3 July 2014 HARARE - Zimbabwe's High Court has granted $ 5000 bail to Sunday Mail Editor Edmund Kudzayi who was arrested on suspicion of being Baba Jukwa, a faceless facebook character claiming to be a disgruntled Zanu PF mole.
'Name Baba Jukwa ministers' 29 June 2014 HARARE - Didymus Mutasa, the Zanu PF administration secretary, says the Sunday Mail editor Edmund Kudzayi should name the ministers who worked with him on the  Facebook character Baba Jukwa. This comes as detectives yesterday reportedly questioned some staffers in the Social Media Department a...
Baba Jukwa saga: Unanswered questions 28 June 2014 HARARE - Sunday Mail editor Edmund Kudzayi's claim that he worked for the Zimbabwe Defence Forces to hack into the Facebook account of the “real” Baba Jukwa has left Zimbabweans with more questions than answers. Given that surveillance is an area that should mundanely fall under the ambit of t...
Factbox: Sunday Mail editor Edmund Kudzayi 27 June 2014 HARARE - Here are some facts about Edmund Kudzayi, editor of the Sunday Mail, whom we will learn today whether he will be freed on bail in connection with accusations of insurgency, terrorism, banditry, sabotage, attempting to subvert a constitutionally elected government and failing to secure fi...
D-day for 'Baba Jukwa' 27 June 2014 HARARE - The High Court will today hear the bail application by Edmund Kudzayi, the incarcerated editor of the State-controlled Sunday Mail, a day after his elder brother Phillip Tawanda, also in detention, was advised to approach the same court for his liberty. Police arrested the 28-year-old...
Moyo fails to turn up 27 June 2014 HARARE - Jonathan Moyo, minister of Media, Information and Broadcasting Services yesterday, failed to appear before a parliamentary portfolio committee to answer questions about the arrest of the Sunday Mail editor Edmund Kudzayi and realignment of media laws. Moyo was invited by the Media, In...
I helped army: Amai Jukwa 26 June 2014 HARARE - Incarcerated Sunday Mail editor, Edmund Kudzayi has opened a can of political worms by sensationally claiming that Cabinet ministers caused his arrest to appease President Robert Mugabe following his outburst that Zanu PF had been infiltrated by “weevils” which had to be rooted out. I...
Tsvangirai plans legal action against 'Mai Jukwa' 26 June 2014 HARARE - Former Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai, who endured disparaging attacks from the once faceless Amai Jukwa now unmasked as Sunday Mail editor Edmund Kudzayi, plans to drag the 28-year-old to court. Kudzayi, who is currently languishing in remand prison on charges of banditry, attempti...