Pastor charged with attempting to overthrow government

Pastor charged with attempting to overthrow government
July 14 06:10 2016

The pastor who has emerged as leader of Zimbabwe’s new protest movement was charged Wednesday with attempting to overthrow the government for his role in a recent surge of demonstrations.

Evan Mawarire, 39, stood accused of setting up a campaign with the aim of “overthrowing or attempting to overthrown the government by unconstitutional means,” according to the charge sheet as he appeared in court Wednesday.