The editor of The Zimbabwean,
Police on Friday issued a statement saying they wanted Mbanga for questioning in connection with Baba Jukwa, an online platform that sensationally exposed grim developments and activities in Zanu (PF) ahead of last year's general elections.
The two are being accused of being part of the team that administered the Baba Jukwa Facebook page.
Also wanted are seven other individuals based abroad, among them
George Chirakasha, Anomie Drew, Piniel Nhokodi, Romeo Musemburi and
"All the accused persons are administrators to email@example.com and Baba Jukwa Facebook page. This is the reason why the Baba Jukwa Facebook page is still active. The wanted persons are based in various global locations and network to post subversive articles on this person,"
Mbanga, in response, denied being involved in the Baba Jukwa project, saying earlier reports had in fact portrayed him as a victim of those behind the platform.
"The police seem to be on a phishing expedition. They only have to read a copy of the Sunday Mail of
"The Sunday Mail itself claimed that I had been duped into paying my own reporters to publish some of Baba Jukwa's exposes that were already on
He said he was willing to cooperate with the police in their investigations.
"I am more than willing to cooperate with the police and help them in any way with their investigations. But I can assure them right now that nobody from The Zimbabwean was involved in any way with the administration of the BJ Facebook page," he said.
Added Mbanga: "None of the names mentioned in the statement below are known to me. I don't even know either of the Kudzayi brothers."
Edmund Kudzayi, the Sunday Mail editor, and his brother,
They State has alleged that they used the Baba Jukwa online page to mobilise people to rebel against the government.
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