Tag: Mawarire

Zimbabwe pastor’s social media movement rattles Robert Mugabe

Zimbabwe pastor’s social media movement rattles Robert Mugabe

“You are watching this video because I have either been arrested or have been abducted.” With those words, Zimbabwean pastor Evan Mawarire announced his own arrest by the government of Robert Mugabe. Mawarire was detained July 12 for “inciting public violence,” — a count that was subsequently amended to a […]

#ThisFlag pastor fears backlash in Zimbabwe

#ThisFlag pastor fears backlash in Zimbabwe

CAPE TOWN – For Zimbabwean activist Pastor Evan Mawarire, returning home is a scary prospect. The instigator of the #ThisFlag campaign is on a tour of South Africa and will address students at UCT on Tuesday evening. Once his tour is done, however, he will have to face the consequences […]

‘Zimbabwe’s citizens are the heroes’

‘Zimbabwe’s citizens are the heroes’

THE man who has become the face of the #ThisFlag campaign in Zimbabwe says he is just one of many voices seeking change. President Robert Mugabe publicly denounced Pastor Evan Mawarire, who became a national hero by starting the #ThisFlag social media campaign to highlight the plight of ordinary Zimbabweans […]