Pastor Evan Mawarire had his application for refusal of further remand turned down by Harare magistrate Lucy Mungaru. Mungaru further remanded him in custody to 31 January 2019.
Mawarire was arrested on 16 January on allegations of inciting public violence. He had a further charge of treason added a day later by the police.
He is being represented by prominent human rights lawyer Beatrice Mtetwa. His lawyers will apply for bail at the High Court.
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 January 2019 Protests was civil unrest and riots that occurred in Zimbabwe and the violent response from the government from 14 to 16 January 2019. There are different figures provided on the number of people that died but a common figure is 5, most... Read More About January 2019 Protests