Journalist Violet Gonda brings you a new series of weekly Hot Seat interviews. Her first guest is Pastor Evan Mawarire, the founder of the #ThisFlag social justice movement that has taken Zimbabwe by storm. Has the momentum of the #ThisFlag social media campaign changed since he left for South Africa following a high-profile court case in Zimbabwe?
The simmering political and economic tensions in Zimbabwe triggered an unprecedented build up of protest movements which gathered momentum in June. These protests were mostly driven by non political party actors.
ZIMBABWEAN police on Thursday 28 July 2016 charged Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association (ZNLWVA) spokesperson Douglas Mahiya for allegedly undermining authority of or insulting President Robert Mugabe in contravention of Section 33 (2) (a) of the Criminal Law (Codification and Reform) Act Chapter 9:23.