Africa Monitor In Zimbabwe, an official's death foretold - and facebooked

A shadowy dissident who goes by the name of Baba Jukwa has found fame among Zimbabwe's Facebook users.

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On June 19, Zimbabwean Member of Parliament Edward Chindori-Chininga was driving through his rural district in the northeastern part of the country when his silver SUV swerved erratically off the road and slammed into a tree. By the time police arrived, the veteran lawmaker – a longtime member of Zimbabwe’s ruling ZANU PF party – was dead.