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SA-based journos deny writing Zim blog

The hugely popular Baba Jukwa blog revealed secrets about the ruling Zanu-PF party.

State media in Harare is reporting that the authorities want the journalists to be extradited. Picture: Wikimedia Commons.

ZIMBABWE - Two South African-based journalists on Monday denied reports that they're the writers of Zimbabwe's hugely-popular Baba Jukwa blog.

The blog revealed secrets about the ruling Zanu-PF party and got hundreds of thousands of fans in the run-up to last year's polls.

Baba Jukwa means ancestral spirit in the Shona language.

The blog revealed tantalising details about President Robert Mugabe's party and its top officials, some of whom say they'll now sue for damages.

State media in Harare is reporting authorities want the journalists to be extradited from South Africa to face criminal charges.

Journalists Mkhululi Chimoio and Mxolisi Ncube denied the reports.

They say they've hired a lawyer and will now sue for damages.

State media claims hackers gained access to Baba Jukwa's email accounts.