Articles tagged 'thisflag'

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 will run for office: Mawarire 10 September 2017 BULAWAYO - Evan Mawarire, the controversial cleric who popularised the #ThisFlag movement on Friday visited the City of Kings to lead the Zimbabwe prayer Night of Hope at Harvest House International Church. After the church service, the Daily News on Sunday's Letwin Nyambayo caught up with him...
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 ...
Flag ban sours independence celebrations 23 April 2017 HARARE - With helicopters instead of jet fighters zooming overhead, President Robert Mugabe marked Zimbabwe’s 37th independence anniversary on Tuesday with sour celebrations and defiance, saying the country must remain wary of Western-style democracy. Mugabe, 93, who has ruled the country sinc...
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...
Mawarire classified as 'dangerous' prisoner 6 February 2017 HARARE - Activists cleric Evan Mawarire has been condemned to a section which shelters dangerous prisoners at the Chikurubi Maximum Prison. Mawarire who was denied bail on Friday following his arrest on charges of attempting to subvert a constitutionally elected government, has  been classifie...
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...
Court denies Mawarire bail 4 February 2017 HARARE - Cleric and #ThisFlag campaign leader, Pastor Evan Mawarire, will spend the next two weeks in prison unless the High Court gives him relief after he was denied bail by a Harare magistrate yesterday. Magistrate Elisha Singano dismissed Mawarire's bail application and ruled that there wa...
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...
2016 political highlights 1 January 2017 HARARE - Inter and intra party political fights dominated the year 2016 as President Robert Mugabe faced perhaps the greatest challenge to his political career. Mugabe, the only leader Zimbabweans have known since independence from Britain in April 1980 was confronted with demonstrators who we...
Mawarire denied UK entry 20 October 2016 LONDON - Zimbabwean pastor Evan Mawarire who is leading protests against the brutal dictatorship of President Robert Mugabe has been refused entry into the UK. Mawarire was told by immigration officials his visa had been refused just hours before he was due to board a flight to London. He's...
Mugabe 'hurt' by US protests 25 September 2016 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe, without a hint of irony, yesterday lashed at pro-democracy groups — including music icon Thomas Mapfumo — for demonstrating against him during his visit to New York last week. Addressing Zanu PF supporters at Harare International Airport upon his return from t...
Vendors defy govt's Zim flag order 23 September 2016 HARARE - Despite threats of arrest from government, vendors have continued selling the country's national flag at busy traffic intersections. Apparently, reacting to the new wave of patriotism that has seen anti-President Robert Mugabe protestors draping the national flag, on Tuesday governmen...