Evan Mawarire

Evan Mawarire

Evan Mawarire is a civil rights activist, pastor, and leader of the #ThisFlag movement in Zimbabwe. Mawarire first gained considerable attention on social media following a video he posted in April 2016 that expressed his frustration with the state of the nation and Robert Mugabe's government. He encourages peaceful protest and urges people to refuse to pay bribes and stand up for their rights. In July 2016, the #ThisFlag campaign resulted in a mass movement of Zimbabweans shutting down the capital in a series of protests against corruption, poverty, and abuse of office by the Mugabe regime. Mawarire was charged with inciting public violence and "attempting to overthrow the government." The court later threw out the charges and released him.

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  • RT @ali_naka: We can no longer build an Africa where every generation starts with nothing because the "fathers" depleted everything in thei…Sun Jan 15, 12:33am
  • URGENT:#StopTyphoid in Zimbabwe. We have HEARTS that CARE & HANDS that ACT. Citizen action is being organized GetReady GetInvolved #ThisFlagThu Jan 5, 9:39pm
  • A Huge ' hearty Happy birthday to a world changer @T_Masiyiwa. Generations have life because of your selfless work. More wisdom & healthThu Jan 5, 8:37pm

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