- Category: Gossip
- Published on 01 April 2013
Zanu PF succession battles have taken an ugly twist with some key figures using disguised names to attack party heavyweights and exposing private information including cell numbers of senior party and government officials on the Internet.
The battles which are now being fiercely fought ahead of a crunch poll have been personified by Baba and Amai Jukwa - two individuals who both have intimate knowledge of Zanu PF - not least cell numbers of senior officials. Amai Jukwa and Baba Jukwa whose following on social platform Facebook has swelled as they make chilling revelations which insiders say has rattled the ruling party.
Zanu PF reportedly assigned party secretary for administration Diydmus Mutasa to investigate the names behind the pseudo characters as it fears that continued exposes could stymie the party's chances of winning the forthcoming elections.
For good measure the state controlled media has given Amai Jukwa a column where 'she' tries to prop up President Robert Mugabe's Zanu PF by attacking perceived enemies of the party's programmes such as the indigenisation policy.
Reserve Bank governor Gideon Gono, who has been attacked by Amai Jukwa, was last week forced into denying that he was on the run after Baba Jukwa had wrote on Facebook that the country's chief banker was on the run and had sought refuse in Egypt. To add salt to an already bleeding wound, the duet has even asked the world to phone the named politicians.
Their written articles, video posts and comments have caused some anxiety, disgruntlement and raised a lot of questions especially among the current political players who have been keen to pin them down. Using technology, they have released acrid vitriol and caused many to land into the sea of discomfort. The controversial pre-election frenzy has even been discussed even in the politburo - the party's highest decision-making body outside congress.
Mobile numbers of top officials including police commissioner General Augustine Chihuri, co-Home Affairs minister Kembo Mohadi, Mines and Mining Development minister Obert Mpofu, Defence minister Emmerson Mnangagwa and State Security minister Sydney Sekeraimai are among those that have been released.
Baba Jukwa, who only joined Facebook in March already has over 12,500 followers and has promised to reveal the people behind the death of the late general Solomon Mujuru. General Mujuru died in an inexplicable inferno - although an inquest by the country's courts ruled out foul play - conspiracy theories are still convinced that his death was no accident. Daily news