Tag: Protest

Zimbabwe: The Return of Evan Mawarire

After spending a week in remand prison following his arrest as he returned home from a brief stint in exile, many had expected outspoken pastor Evan Mawarire to scale down his activism and take stock after his brave decision to return home. They were mistaken. The Harare-based pastor was back […]

Zimbabwean pastor who led anti-Mugabe protests arrested in Harare

A Zimbabwean pastor accused last year of trying to overthrow the government after helping launch protests against President Robert Mugabe has been arrested after flying home from the US. Evan Mawarire was detained at Harare airport, according to his lawyer. He was charged with subverting a constitutionally elected government and […]

Lockdown: Mugabe’s brute force on show

Lockdown: Mugabe’s brute force on show

HARARE came to a standstill yesterday, as President Robert Mugabe’s government, in an unprecedented show of force, brought out its anti-riot hardware to ruthlessly crush a planned protest by opponents of his regime’s introduction of a surrogate currency, bond notes. Zimbabwe’s capital was teeming with security agents, while roads leading […]

Zim group confirms arrest of two students after Mugabe protest

Zim group confirms arrest of two students after Mugabe protest

Zimbabwean police on Thursday arrested two student activists who demonstrated against President Robert Mugabe as he presided over a university graduation ceremony, a spokesperson for the protesters said. Promise Mkwananzi, spokesperson for the Tajamuka protest movement, said that one student had held up a sign condemning mass unemployment and another […]