The trial for Zimbabwe minister Evan Mawarire has initiated, as he is confronting charges of subversion that convey a most extreme sentence of twenty years on conviction. Regardless of the possibility that absolved he could soon be on trial once more.
Pastor Evan Mawarire has been vocal in Zimbabwe attacking the administration’s mismanagement, with his impact fundamentally originating from the energy of online networking. The priest began voicing out his hostile to government feelings early a year ago, assessments that have been translated by the legislature in Zimbabwe as intended to effect open savagery with a specific end goal to topple a naturally chosen government.
The clergyman started his movement #ThisFlag on social media which gained a lot of sympathisers who voiced similar opinions on how Robert Mugabe’s government had destroyed the economy of the nation and the gross violation of human rights. Through his movement via social media, he was able to stage a successful stay-away as a means to protest against the injustices of the government of Zimbabwe, which is seen as very repressive and oppressive. The stay-away was one of the biggest protests Zimbabwe has ever had in a decade.
He was arrested by the police as soon as he finished delivering his sermon at his church. The police accused him of circulating social media posts that accused the government of wrecking the economy. the clergyman pleaded not guilty to two charges of subverting the government and two charges of inciting public violence. The latter carries a penalty of up to 10 years in jail.
The regime seems keen on repressing Evan Mawarire once and for all, and by doing so sending a message to the rest of Zimbabweans on the dreadful repercussions that await them if they try to follow the same path. Zimbabwe’s economy continues to take an irretrievable nosedive and the government is not giving heed to the opinions of the rest of the citizens. The cash crisis is far from over, and things are only getting worse.
Meanwhile, the United States has warned that the government must leave Evan Mawarire. The United States has urged Zimbabwe to end arbitrary arrests and intimidation of political players as the country braces for the trial of prominent preacher Evan Mawarire for alleged treason. “The United States is monitoring the trial of Pastor Evan Mawarire, and calls for an end to arbitrary arrests and intimidation for political purposes,” the US embassy said in Harare yesterday.