High Court judge Justice Priscilla Chigumba has dropped bail conditions for Pastor Evan Mawarire pending the finalization of charges laid against him of attempting to subvert a constitutionally-elected government and inciting public violence last year.
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In granting him bail on 2016 charges, Justice Chigumba said Pastor Mawarire would face trial while living at his home.
Mawarire is yet to appear in court on fresh charges after he was arrested at His Generation Church for allegedly violating his bail conditions. He will likely remain in detention until his case is brought to court as per the provisions of some statutes, which don’t allow the state to detain a person for more than 48 hours.
Pastor Evan (full name Evan Mawarire) is a Zimbabwean political activist, politician, religious leader, Motivational Speaker, author and leader of the This Flag Movement. In April 2016 he posted a video on Facebook with the title ThisFlag which went viral spurring the start of the... Read More About Evan Mawarire
Justice Priscilla Chigumba is a judge of the High Court of Zimbabwe and the Chairperson of the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC). Justice Chigumba succeded Justice Rita Makarau as the chairperson of ZEC. Chigumba was appointed the chairperson of ZEC on 31 January 2018. Read More About Priscilla Chigumba
The High Court of Zimbabwe is one of the Superior Courts of Zimbabwe. The High Court deals at first instance with all high value and high importance cases. It also has a supervisory jurisdiction over all subordinate courts and tribunals. Appeals from the High Court... Read More About High Court