Zimbabwe’s Evan Mawarire arrested while praying with students

In a video sent from the police station, Mawarire confirms he was arrested while praying with the students.

FILE: Zimbabwean Pastor Evan Mawarire. Picture: ThisFlag Facebook page.

HARARE - The leader of the #ThisFlag protest movement has been arrested in Zimbabwe.

Evan Mawarire was handcuffed earlier on Monday at the University of Zimbabwe for joining a protest by medical students over a recent fees hike.

Mawarire is being held at the Avondale Police Station in Harare just hours after posting videos of himself addressing medical students.

Mawarire said a recent hike in fees by more than a 100% was an injustice and that the “Fees Must Fall”.

In a video sent from the police station, Mawarire confirms he was arrested while praying with the students.

In a statement shared on social media, University of Zimbabwe Registrar Sergeant Chevo alleges that the students threw stones.

He said such behaviour isn’t tolerated and that all medical students have now been ordered off the campus.

(Edited by Zamangwane Shange)