Updates: Evan Mawarire denied bail…. in custody until February 17
A court in Harare has denied #ThisFlag founder and pastor Evan Mawarire bail. He will be in custody until February 17.
Mawarire was arrested on Wednesday after a surprise decision to go back to Zimbabwe after 6 months in exile having fled and later claiming asylum in the United States last year.
Tweets on the Day
Have moved to court 7 because court 6 has no lights. A whole courtroom with no lights!! Will let that sink in.” ThisFlag1980
“Lawyer representing Pastor Evan says he never called for violent protests, but urged passive resistance and peaceful boycotts.” Haru Mutasa on Twitter
“Lawyer representing Pastor Evan asks court, “what is wrong with asking a President to resign? He did not set up an army” Haru Mutasa on Twitter
Some war veterans here in court room in solidarity with Pastor Evan Mawarire.
“Lawyer representing Pastor Evan says the constitution says anyone has the right to ask a president to resign.” Haru Mutasa on Twitter
“State lawyer argues Pastor Evan called for peaceful demonstrations but they became violent, which is an offence.” Haru Mutasa on Twitter
“So if I give my son money & ask him to go buy milk, and then against my will, he instead steals the milk, I should be charged with theft?” Doug Coltart
Nkomo: In all his videos
@PastorEvanLive told citizens to shun using violent means #thisflag Defence also pointed out that by telling the President to resign the accused was exercising his right