Zim protest pastor 'held in maximum security prison': Lawyer

2017-02-04 21:30
Evan Mawarire (File: AP)

Evan Mawarire (File: AP)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Harare - Evan Mawarire, the protest pastor arrested in Harare as he returned from exile in the US this week, is being held in a maximum security prison, one of his lawyers said on Saturday.

The #ThisFlag movement founder "has been classified as a 'D' Class remand prisoner and is being detained at Chikurubi Prison where convicted murderers are held instead of the normal remand holding centre", Fadzayi Mahere said on Facebook.

The father-of-three was denied bail when he was brought to court on Friday and remanded in custody until February 17. He has been charged with trying to overthrow President Robert Mugabe's government and insulting the national flag.

A wildly-popular figure before he fled into exile last July, Mawarire has come in for criticism from disappointed Zimbabweans who feel he left them and the #ThisFlag movement in the lurch - even though it later emerged that Mawarire's wife was pregnant.

Read more on:    evan mawarire  |  morgan tsvangirai  |  zimbabwe  |  southern africa

Inside News24

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.