Pastor Evan Mawarire has been acquitted of charges of inciting public violence and disorderly conduct at the University of Zimbabwe. High Court Judge Justice Priscilla Chigumba found Mawarire not guilty after a full trial.
During the trial on Thursday 28 September, one of the State witnesses Detective Chief Inspector Edmore Runganga said that Pastor Evan was speaking in code when he said that people should not engage in violence. He argued that Mawarire’s movement wanted to remove the incumbent Government through unconstitutional means and likened #ThisFlag to Boko Haram.
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— #ThisFlag E Mawarire (@PastorEvanLive) September 29, 2017
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 Pastor Evan Mawarire
The University of Zimbabwe is the oldest tertiary institution in Zimbabwe that offers degrees, diplomas and certificates in various disciplines such as agriculture and law. Read More About University of Zimbabwe
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