Sunday Mail web administrator Robin Chaibva was yesterday briefly picked up by police for questioning in connection with the Baba Jukwa investigations.
Chaibva becomes the second Zimpapers employee to be picked up after Sunday Mail Editor Edmund Kudzayi, who is currently in custody on charges linked to the phantom social media character Baba Jukwa.
Sources said police picked Chaibva from her offices at Herald House around midday. But she was back at work at around 5pm.
The sources said police found some correspondence between Chaibva and Edmund resulting in them showing an interest in interviewing her.
But Chaibva yesterday referred questions to Sunday Mail News Editor, Morris Mkwate.
“Who told you that?” she quipped. “Can you talk to the news editor?”
Mkwate and Sunday Mail acting Editor Mabasa Sasa could not be reached for comment last night.
Sources at Herald House said Chaibva was requested to assist the police in their investigations.
“She was not arrested. The police are investigating a case and they requested her to assist with something. She had an option to refuse but she accepted,” said the source.
Police spokesperson, senior assistant commissioner Charity Charamba was not answering her phone last night.
On Friday Charamba released a list of 10 people wanted in connection with investigations into the Facebook character Baba Jukwa which have already resulted in the arrest of Edmund and his brother, Phillip.
The Kudzayi brothers are being charged with attempting to subvert a constitutionally-elected government or alternatively attempting to commit an act of insurgency, banditry, sabotage or terrorism.
After his arrest last week, Edmund said in his bail application that his arrest was instigated by some people in high offices who were scared he could use his technological knowhow to expose them as the suppliers of sensitive information to the real Baba Jukwa.
Edmund however admitted he was the other fathom character going by the name Amai Jukwa, a columnist whose information was equally controversial and could have damaged many characters within the top echelons of Zanu PF and government.
The Sunday Mail editor claimed he was being backstabbed by people with whom he had worked to unmask the real Baba Jukwa.
Among those added on the police wanted list include publishers of the Zimbabwean newspaper Wilf and Trish Mbanga and South Africa-based journalist Mxolisi Ncube.