Pastor Evan Mawarire: Nothing prepared us for today

Developments unfolding in Zimbabwe have come into sharp focus in recent days. On Wednesday, the army addressed state television denying a military coup in Harare.

However, the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation, State House, and President Robert Mugabe have reportedly been occupied by the military.

Meanwhile, President Jacob Zuma has sent a delegation to meet with Mugabe and the Zimbabwean Defence Force (ZDF).

Earlier this year, Zimbabwean activist, Pastor Evan Mawarire sparked a protest movement against Mugabe's government earlier this year using #ThisFlag on social media.

Mawarire was arrested for his troubles and threatened with a twenty-year sentence in prison for inciting, public violence and criminalising the Zimbabwean flag.

Nothing prepared us for today.

Pastor Evan Mawarire, Activist

The reason we began to stand up against our government is that we found it in ourselves to bring change to Zimbabwe.

Pastor Evan Mawarire, Activist

I was locked up in a maximum security prison for over twelve days and charged for attempting to overthrow the government recalls Mawarire. He adds that they are thankful for the progress.

Mawarire further states that the road to a new Zimbabwe will certainly not be fixed by the recent events.

One of the jobs we need to take on immediately is to defend our constitution.

Pastor Evan Mawarire, Activist

Mawarire stresses that his fellow citizens need to retain their eye on the ball and ensure their constitution is not violated.

Listen to the remainder of the interview with Pastor Evan Mawarire here:


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