#WTT2016: 'I'm walking for change'

A Zimbabwean woman at 702’s Walk the Talk event says she is walking for change in Zimbabwe.

Walk the Talk 2016 in full swing on 24 July, 2016 in Johannesburg. Picture: Twitter @Radio702

JOHANNESBURG - As thousands of residents in Johannesburg endeavour to complete the Talk Radio 702's Walk the Talk, one Zimbabwean woman says she is walking for change in the country and fully supports pastor Evan Mawarire.

Mawarire was recently jailed, but later released, after being accused of trying to overthrow the government by calling for peaceful stayaways.

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Portia Tshawes, who is flanked with the Zimbabwean flag, is walking for the hashtag "this flag".

"The Zimbabwean flag, which doesn't belong to this state, belongs to the people. This flag is our icon, blood and energy. We are not going to fight for this flag, we will fight for it using the Bible."

Nearly 60,000 people are expected to participate today, in what's the biggest walking event in South Africa.

They are all walking for various charities and campaigns including black lives matter, cancer, HIV and Aids and for persons living with disabilities.

Many have taken to Twitter share images of the event:

15km walk the talk done and dusted with @Kamos_Palate ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿ† #702walkthetalk pic.twitter.com/ArnD9rlqJm



BSGers joining forces with Crime Must Fall...WTT2016 #702walkthetalk #Wellness pic.twitter.com/l6xEhDI8y3



Loving this team here walking for "Free education" and "unemployed graduates" #702Walkthetalk pic.twitter.com/YxxhO3kYyP



Out #702WalkTheTalk #WTT2016 selfie๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘งโ€๐Ÿ‘งโค๏ธ๐Ÿ˜˜ pic.twitter.com/9PToLzpRpd