ThisFlagZimbabwe Activist Pastor Evan Mawarire was arrested and charged with inciting public violence today.
Mawarire will be detained tonight in custody. Mawarire and Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) president Peter Mutasa made a video calling on Zimbabweans to embark on a stay away starting January 14. Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) announced on Twitter that Mawarire is expected to appear in court tomorrow at 0830hrs but said the time could be delayed. Said ZLHR:
Activist Pastor Evan Mawarire
@PastorEvanLive will appear in the Rotten Row court tomorrow (17 January) morning at 830am (but note time could be delayed). He is charged with inciting public violence. #shutdownZimbabwe