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.
— #ThisFlag E Mawarire (@PastorEvanLive) September 29, 2017