Police yesterday questioned a senior army official and one of the designers of the Hovhorosi Style dress code Herbert Huruba in connection with the Baba Jukwa saga, as investigations into the case continue.
This comes after police investigating the case on Thursday asked Information, Media and Broadcasting Services Minister Professor Jonathan Moyo to help them in their investigations by submitting clarifications on issues to do with the case.
Sources close to the investigations yesterday said the army official identified as Lieutenant-Colonel Kembo and Huruba reported at the Police General Headquarters.
"They were questioned over the same case and their involvement. The matter is being handled by detectives from the CID Law and Order Section," a police source said.
Several other senior officials were expected to be called in for questioning over the case, the police source said.
This follows allegations by The Sunday Mail editor Edmund Kudzayi, who is accused of being behind the faceless Facebook character, that he became aware of the Baba Jukwa issue when Environment, Water and Climate Minister Saviour Kasukuwere called him as an IT expert to assess and make an overview of information supplied by an Australian-based hacker only identified as Kennedy.
He said Kennedy had been brought to Minister Kasukuwere by Huruba. Kudzayi said after making a report back to Minister Kasukuwere, he was referred to Prof Moyo who took him to the Ministry of Defence with whom he worked to expose the Baba Jukwa syndicate.
Kudzayi and his brother Phillip have since appeared in court accused of attempting to subvert a constitutionally-elected Government and undermining the authority of the President. They are both out on bail with stringent conditions.
The Jukwa saga has sucked in 13 suspects, with police last week saying they were looking for the 13th suspect, Chawarika Matongorere, who is based in South Africa and accused of sourcing funds and posting subversive material on the Baba Jukwa page.
The other suspects are Wilf and Trish Mbanga, publishers of The Zimbabwean newspaper who are based in the UK; as well as the weekly newspaper's South Africa correspondent, Mxolisi Ncube; UK-based computer programmer Samson Chifamba; UK-based systems and software engineer Walter Shoko, George Chirakasha a Zimbabwean resident in the UK, as well as Anomie Drew, Piniel Nhokodi, Romeo Musemburi and Sarudzai Florence.