Need To Know: Baba Jukwa

July 18, 2013 • Need To Know

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A Zimbabwean blogger with insider information deep inside the Mugabe administration, this whistleblower reported on a number of issues that are increasingly worrying Mugabe. Baba Jukwa means ‘father of Jukwa’.

 

  • Over 250,000 followers on Facebook, in a country with only 4 million people with internet access.

 

  • Claims to be a disillusioned but high ranking official in the Zanu-PF, the current reigning party.

 

  • Has reported on a number of issues including Robert Mugabe’s increasingly frailty, put up personal telephone numbers of governmental officials and even predicted the assassination of Edward Chindori Chininga.

 

  • Mugabe has reportedly offered a US $300,000 reward on finding Baba Jukwa’s identity.

 

  • Signs off his posts with ‘Asijiki’ – a Shona word meaning ‘we do not retreat’.
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