Zimbabwe's Baba Jukwa scandal deepens

Minister Saviour Kasukuwere has subpoenaed for questioning relating to the Facebook page.

FILE. Minister Saviour Kasukuwere has subpoenaed for questioning relating to the Facebook page.

JOHANNESBURG - Zimbabwe's Baba Jukwa scandal is deepening, with reports a second cabinet minister has been questioned by police in connection with the mystery Facebook blogger.

Environment Minister Saviour Kasukuwere went to the headquarters of the criminal investigations department in Harare on Saturday.

In a statement Kasukuwere says he was subpoenaed by the team investigating the Baba Jukwa Facebook page on Saturday.

He is the second minister to be interviewed in a week about this Facebook blog, which was a huge embarrassment to President Robert Mugabe's ruling party in the run up to elections last year.

Information Minister Jonathan Moyo was also interviewed by the police this week.

He is the one who appointed Edmund Kudzayi, who is also a Baba Jukwa suspect, to the editorship for the Sunday Mail.

Kasukuwere's lawyer went with him to the criminal investigations department for questioning.

The popular environment minister last year claimed to be a victim of Baba Jukwa, when he got dozens of insulting phone calls after his number was posted on the Facebook page.