Tsvangirai to sue Sunday Mail Editor


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, attempting to overthrow a constitutionally-elected government, plotting insurgency, terrorism and sabotage, has been exposed as the man behind the hard hitting Amai Jukwa, whose attacks on Tsvangirai in the prelude to last year's harmonised elections were damning.

Douglas Mwonzora, the MDC spokesperson, said they were trawling all the damning evidence in order to nail Amai Jukwa.

Mwonzora, who is also doubling as the opposition party's lawyer, said legal action against Amai Jukwa was looming.

"We are going to study all the entrances first and yes we will definitely take legal action on any defamation that may arise from Amai Jukwa's attacks on our president," Mwonzora told the Daily News.

The intended court action against Kudzayi, will pile more woes for the troubled Sunday Mail editor.

Ironically, the State alleges that Kudzayi is Baba Jukwa, an enigmatic and equally controversial character that countered Amai Jukwa.

Mwonzora said the MDC cannot ignore Amai Jukwa, "because some of the attacks on Tsvangirai were personal while some bordered on malice."

When former Australia Prime Minister Julia Gillard placed the award-winning opposition leader in the league of South Africa's founding president Nelson Mandela, an incensed Mai Jukwa had no kind words for the ex-PM, describing him as a "weak padlock-brain types like Morgan Tsvangirai who can be controlled and manipulated."

"Surely, we must not muddy the legacy of Mandela by comparing him to a confused d***e like Tsvangirai. The whites know Tsvangirai is a half-wit, sex-crazed man that has nothing to offer. He is no Kofi Annan. It is for this reason that he was such a useful asset to pinks like Roy Bennett and Eddie Cross," Mai Jukwa wrote.

In signing off, Mai Jukwa made no apologies, nonchalantly declaring her respect and admiration for President Robert Mugabe and unbridled derision for the veteran trade unionist.

Shooting from the hip, Amai Jukwa famously described Tsvangirai as "the witless black puppet that was used to fight land reform to call for sanctions and to fight for indigenisation."

In a letter dated June 8 and published on Tuesday, Kudzayi unequivocally claims that he was the one behind Amai Jukwa.  He said he joined Zanu PF after the party begun to have interests in his articles and videos attacking opposition leaders.

"In 2012, I launched an anonymous online personality (Amai Jukwa) that focused on Zimbabwean politics," Kudzayi wrote.

"At the time, I was living in the United Kingdom running a media and software business. My decision to be anonymous was motivated by a desire to protect my business interests.

"The articles were published .. and soon attracted the attention of the State media in Zimbabwe. The Herald and the ZBC website began reproducing my articles … and publishing them on their platforms," reads his letter.

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