Articles tagged 'evan mawarire'

Zim human rights record under spotlight 13 February 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwe's human rights record will once again go under the spotlight, as activist Evan Mawarire, pictured, is set to make a presentation on the situation in the country at the 10th Geneva Summit for Human Rights and Democracy in Switzerland on February 20, 2018. According to the Gene...
Ruvheneko settles with Musarara 17 December 2017 HARARE - Radio personality and talkshow host Ruvheneko Parirenyatwa has settled with Harare businessman Tafadzwa Musarara over her claims that the latter had "barged" into a May 2016 programme, and in which she was interviewing social activist Evan Mawarire. The truce brings to an end an 18-mo...
Mawarire acquitted of subversion 30 November 2017 HARARE – The High Court has cleared cleric and #ThisFlag campaign leader Evan Mawarire of charges of attempting to overthrow the then president Robert Mugabe-led government. High Court judge Priscillah Chigumba yesterday acquitted Mawarire on both the main charge and the alternative charge of ...
Evan Mawarire acquitted 30 September 2017 HARARE - #ThisFlag movement leader Evan Mawarire and a medical students' leader, who were accused of promoting public violence, breach of peace or bigotry after they participated in a demonstration against fees hike at the University of Zimbabwe, have been acquitted. The two were acquitted by ...
State's case against Evan Mawarire collapses 29 September 2017 HARARE - Evan Mawarire's lawyer Harrison Nkomo yesterday trashed the State case during cross examination of the first witness in a trial in which the cleric is charged with attempting to overthrow President Robert Mugabe's government. Witness Edmore Muchineripi Runganga, who is the investigati...
Mawarire freed on fresh subversion charge 27 September 2017 HARARE - Activist pastor, Evan Mawarire, accused of attempting to subvert the government following a Facebook live post sledging President Robert Mugabe’s “appalling handling” of the economy was freed by the courts yesterday because he had been over detained. Mawarire of  #ThisFlag movement wa...
Mawarire trial opens 26 September 2017 HARARE - Cleric and #ThisFlag campaign leader pastor Evan Mawarire's trial in a matter in which he is accused of attempting to overthrow the President Robert Mugabe-led government opened yesterday in the High Court. Mawarire, who is facing an alternative charge of incitement to commit public v...
I miss my wife: Mawarire 7 September 2017 HARARE - Activist clergyman Evan Mawarire says he misses his wife and kids he left behind in the United States when he made a surprise return to Zimbabwe early this year after his self-imposed exile. Mawarire shot to prominence last year in July when thousands of workers heeded his call to sta...
Has Mawarire lost relevance? 2 July 2017 HARARE - It is exactly a year since #ThisFlag leader pastor Evan Mawarire shot to fame following a successful shut-down campaign, but his relevance seems to have sharply nose-dived, with most critics arguing he has outlived his welcome. Last year, the His Generation Church leader became a hero...
Mawarire, medical students' leader get bail 29 June 2017 HARARE - #ThisFlag movement leader Evan Mawarire and a medical students’ leader appeared in court yesterday for allegedly participating in a demonstration against steep fees hike at the University of Zimbabwe (UZ). Mawarire, 40, and Ocean Chihota, 34, appeared before Harare magistrate Rumbidza...
Mawarire calls on UN to intervene in Zim polls 29 May 2017 HARARE - A pastor at the heart of a protest movement against President Robert Mugabe has demanded that the United Nations (UN) intervenes in Zimbabwe to avert another “stolen election.” Evan Mawarire — whose #ThisFlag movement led the biggest anti-government rallies in a decade in 2016 — said ...
Pressure groups take gvt head-on 3 May 2017 HARARE - Pressure groups yesterday put President Robert Mugabe and his warring ruling Zanu PF on notice, saying they would combine forces and embark on mega protests to force the government to stem Zimbabwe’s worsening political and economic rot. Led by prominent activist clergyman, Evan Mawar...
Mawarire suffers fresh setback 17 March 2017 HARARE - Evan Mawarire yesterday demanded that the State furnish him with a trial date or remove him from remand, but the application was dismissed. Mawarire, whose independent social media movement #ThisFlag, catalysed citizens’ frustration with President Robert Mugabe regime during last year...
Should Mawarire have come back? 13 February 2017 HARARE - Zimbabweans across the divide have been debating on whether it was wise for activist clergyman and founder of #ThisFlag movement, Evan Mawarire to come back to the country after his six months self-exile in the United States. Mawarire returned to Zimbabwe on February 1 only to be arre...
Evan Mawarire freed on bail 9 February 2017 HARARE - Cleric and #ThisFlag campaign leader Evan Mawarire was released on $300 bail yesterday after being detained for almost five days on charges of attempting to overthrow President Robert Mugabe's government. Mawarire — who had been in self-imposed exile in the United States (US) for six ...
"Mawarire arrest may trigger protests" 8 February 2017 HARARE - The detention of cleric and #ThisFlag campaign leader Evan Mawarire may trigger mass protests, a respected South African think-tank has claimed, with local analysts querying the claim. The Oxford-linked NKC African Economics (NKC) in its latest research instalment on Zimbabwe said the...
US condemns arrest of protest clergymen 7 February 2017 HARARE - The United States yesterday said it was extremely concerned by the continuing deterioration of the human rights situation in Zimbabwe after the “unwarranted arrest” and continued detention of Evan Mawarire and the incarceration of Phillip Patrick Mugadza.         “We fear these recent...
Zanu PF attitude on dissent frightening 7 February 2017 HARARE - The denying of bail to Evan Mawarire — founder and campaign leader of the #ThisFlag movement — following his arrest last Wednesday at the Harare International Airport after making a surprise return to Zimbabwe from the United States shows just how determined President Robert Mugabe’s gov...
Mugabe govt descends heavily on critics 5 February 2017 HARARE - The case of two activist clergymen, Evan Mawarire and Patrick Phillip Mugadza — who are both languishing in prison for expressing dissenting views against President Robertv Mugabe and his warring Zanu PF — has heightened fears that the government will batter its critics savagely in the r...
The Church and its neglected role 5 February 2017 HARARE - Two pastors are in Harare’s Remand Prison, not necessarily on religious grounds but political. Did I just say political! Yes I did. It is almost a taboo and surreal but that’s what it is. Clergymen Evan Mawarire and Patrick Mugadza are behind bars on frivolous charges against the Stat...
Tsvangirai slams Mawarire arrest 3 February 2017 HARARE - Opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai yesterday savaged the government for arresting activist preacher Pastor Evan Mawarire on Wednesday, warning that this was the beginning of a crackdown by panicking authorities on restless Zimbabweans as the country hurtles towards the crunch 2018 natio...
Shock arrest for Mawarire 2 February 2017 HARARE - Activist clergyman and founder of the laudably patriotic #ThisFlag movement, Evan Mawarire, made a surprise return to Zimbabwe yesterday evening, and was immediately arrested by State security agents at Harare International Airport. Mawarire's lawyer, Harrison Nkomo, told the Daily Ne...
Zim rights abuses slammed 28 November 2016 HARARE - As the country hurtles towards the crunch 2018 elections — human rights violations are increasing by the day with civil society warning that the situation will only get worse. Recently, four activists including missing journalist Itai Dzamara’s brother Patson were abducted by suspecte...
Mugabe: Architect of rights violations 25 November 2016 HARARE - That all nominees for this year's ZimRights sponsored People's Choice Award for defenders of human rights in the country are anti-President Robert Mugabe activists give credence to the widely held view that the nonagenarian is the architect of rights violations in Zimbabwe. From oppos...
Human rights defenders to be honoured 24 November 2016 HARARE - Human Rights activists Patson Dzamara, Sten Zvorwadza, Silvanos Mudzvova, Linda Masarira, Farai Maguwu, Evan Mawarire and legislator Jessie Majome are among 81 people that have been nominated for Community Human Rights Defenders Awards (CHRDAs) to be presented on Friday night. Zimbabw...