#WTT2016: 'I'm walking for change'
A Zimbabwean woman at 702’s Walk the Talk event says she is walking for change in Zimbabwe.
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:
- Sarafina (@K_Waliii) July 24, 2016
- BSG Africa (@bsgafrica) July 24, 2016
- Nzakie ❤️ (@Katozika11) July 24, 2016
- Clarissa (@ClarissaDaisy) July 24, 2016