#ThisFlag campaign was never about me - Mawarire

The #ThisFlag initiator concedes South Africa’s neighbouring country is in a dire state.

Zimbabwean pastor Evan Mawarire in conversation with Eyewitness News in Cape Town on 2 August 2016. Picture: EWN

CAPE TOWN - Zimbabwean pastor and activist Evan Mawarire, says the #ThisFlag campaign is not about him, but was established to generate better living conditions for people in that country.

Mawarire further adds that he would like to experience a Zimbabwe where residents are allowed to express themselves constitutionally.

The # ThisFlag initiator concedes South Africa's neighbouring country deteriorated into a state that makes it unbearable for people to live there.

He hopes this campaign will bring some relief to all Zimbabweans.

"It's very important to understand that the support was not for me as a person. The support is for Zimbabwe, by Zimbabweans and this has proven positive that every Zimbabwean has taken ownership about the future of Zimbabwe and this is what's exciting about where we are.

"It has never happened before."

Mawarire explained the country underwent drastic change from when Mugabe initially took control of the country in 1980.

"I do fear for my life when the head of State threatens and almost implies that people like me to be dealt with on site.

"These are things that we've seen over the last few weeks, as thousands of young people that support the president marched against myself as an individual. So, it does scare me, for me and my family that a place that I call home has become the unsafest place for me to live in."

Even though he fears for his life, Mawarire says he will eventually return to his country of birth.

WATCH: Pastor Evan Mawarire on returning to Zimbabwe

(Editd by Leeto M Khoza)