Baba Jukwa follower released

via Baba Jukwa follower released – NewsDay Zimbabwe June 27, 2015

Romeo Musemburi, the University of Zimbabwe economics student charged with attempting to subvert a constitutional government was yesterday set free after charges were withdrawn by the State.


His lawyer Tonderai Bhatasara confirmed charges against his client had been withdrawn.

Musemburi was arrested in June last year for allegedly authoring a subversive statement and posting it on the phantom Facebook character Baba Jukwa’s Gmail account that was interpreted to mean he was asking for weapons of war.

“The withdrawal of the charges against my client was long overdue and vindicates his protestations regarding his innocence. It was clear from the beginning that no offence had been committed and the arrest, charging, detention and prosecution was a fishing expedition,” Bhatasara said.

Musemburi was arrested after suspended Sunday Mail editor Edmund Kudzayi and his brother Philip were detained facing charges of attempting to commit acts of insurgency, banditry, sabotage or terrorism. The two were freed last month after the state withdrew charges against them.