Zim's #ThisFlag leader Evan Mawarire freed on bail

2017-06-28 13:39
Pastor Evan Mawarire. (File: AFP)

Pastor Evan Mawarire. (File: AFP)

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Harare - A Zimbabwean pastor and anti-government activist who was arrested for addressing protesting university students has been freed on bail.

Evan Mawarire was released on Wednesday. He had been in police custody since Monday. He is charged with disorderly conduct in a public place and is free on $200 bail.

Mawarire rose to prominence in July 2016 when he used social media to organise the Zimbabwe's biggest anti-government protest in a decade.

He later left for the United States after a court dismissed charges against him, claiming his life was in danger. He returned to Zimbabwe in February.

He is due to appear in court on September 25 on other charges of allegedly subverting a constitutionally elected government.

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