In his first statement since returning to Zimbabwe, President Mnangagwa did not comment on the arrests of several activist leaders in Zimbabwe, who are now imprisoned and charged with treason.
At least 4 leaders, ACTU leader Obert Masaraure, #ThisFlag activist Pastor Evan Mawarire, Zimbabwe Youth Alliance president Kumbirai Learnmore Magorimbo, and ZCTU Secretary General Japhet Moyo are charged with treason are currently imprisoned.
In his statement, Mnangagwa mentioned that the protesters were violent and that this was wrong. He also mentioned that protestors stole guns from the police. He promised investigations would be held and that if required, heads of government officials would roll.
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Obert Masarause is an educator, activist and trade union leader in Zimbabwe. He is the current president of the Amalgamated Rural Teachers Union of Zimbabwe. He has been arrested several times while organising for the rights of rural teachers. In January 2019, following the ARTUZ... Read More About Obert Masaraure
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