Zimbabwe – protest pastor Mawarire arrested on arrival at Harare airport


2017-02-01 18:21

Evan Mawarire. (File: AFP)

Evan Mawarire. (File: AFP)

Harare – Zimbabwe’s activist and cleric, Evan Mawarire has reportedly been detained at the Harare International Airport soon after his arrival from exile in the United States.

According to News Day, Mawarire “surprisingly” jetted into Harare on Tuesday and was arrested by State security agents.

Mawarire’s legal counsil Harrison Nkomo confirmed the arrest.

“It’s true he arrived at the airport and was immediately arrested. I have not been able to see him though and I am still trying,” Nkomo was quoted as saying.

Mawarire had been in exile in the United States for six months.

Twitter went abuzz soon after the news that he had been arrested.


Mawarire became famous after he launched the #ThisFlag movement against state corruption and poverty – which rattled longtime President Robert Mugabe and his government to an extent not seen for years.

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