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Gono’s Farm Goes Up in Mysterious Flames After Baba Jukwa Warning
By Staff Reporter
Published: July 20, 2013
The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe Gideon Gono’s farm just outside Harare has been
blazed by a mysterious fire barely 4 weeks after a warning posted by
Facebook ZANU PF top de-filer, Baba Jukwa four weeks ago.
Property and equipment items worth at least USD33,000 were reduced to a
crisp in minutes after the unexplainable flames gutted the farm’s key
production section including a large patch of grazing land after 3 PM
Thursday. This is the second mysterious attack in the last 23 months after
the first one gutted property worth more than USD130,000 and Gono’s family
had to flee for refuge after it was unexpectedly set alight.
Workers at the farm described the fire as having a yellow to a strong blue
coloration at base level alleging that it was clearly not a normal fire.
They said they immediately made a report at Borrowdale police station. Said
Velenjani Lupankwa, a senior executive with TD Holdings, a subsidiary of
Lunar Chickens, “We are still assessing the damage, but our preliminary
investigations have shown that property worth more than US$30 000 has been
“Considering the fact that the fire has coincided with the visit by our
auditors from Europe we are suspecting foul play because the cause of fire
is not known and this is the first time we have fire breaking out.
“(We are aware that) not everyone is happy with what we are doing, but we
are still investigating, but our preliminary investigations have shown that
there was a hand behind the fire.
“We have lost some of our electronic motors and some of grazing land is
gone, but the good thing is fire brigade arrived on time and they have
managed to control the fire before much harm was done to these projects.
“We have lost some of our electronic motors and as you can see some of
grazing land is gone, but the good thing is fire brigade arrived on time and
they have managed to control the fire before much harm was done to these
Babab Jukwa Warning:
After the death of former Mines Minister Edward Chindori Chininga, last
month, ZANU PF de-filer, Baba Jukwa warned Gideon Gono that he could be
assassinated anytime soon.“I wonder still as well why Gideon Gono is not
heeding my warning. Funeral wake is going to visit his family very soon if
he doesn’t take drastic measures to save his precious life.
“They want your head in the platter. Saviour Kasukuwere, Nicholas Goche,
Sydney Sekeramayi, Dick Mafios and the evil crew are responsible for Hon
Chindori Chininga’s death and are also responsible for an attempt on the
life of Mashonaland Central Governor Martin Dinha,” Baba Jukwa alleged.