Zimbabwe's Pastor Evan Mawarire detained in Harare

PUBLISHED: Wed, 01 Feb 2017 17:21:12 GMT

Pastor Evan Mawarire, the mastermind of #ThisFlag campaign has been detained in Harare after a six-month exile form his homeland, Zimbabwe.

According to The Daily Maverick, Mawarire flew to the country on a scheduled flight from Johannesburg. The publication’s Simon Allison witnessed the pastor “making it to the immigration queue before being spotted and pulled aside by officials, who escorted him to an adjacent room”. 

— #ThisFlag (@ThisFlag1980) February 1, 2017

Allison subsequently commented on Twitter:

— Simon Allison (@simonallison) February 1, 2017

— #ThisFlag (@ThisFlag1980) February 1, 2017

Mawarire was arrested last year on charges of subverting a constitutionally elected government., following widespread protests against the regime. According to a comment on Twitter, he is again charged with this.

— #ThisFlag (@ThisFlag1980) February 1, 2017

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