#ThisFlag leader flees Zimbabwe, seek asylum in US

Unconfirmed reports suggest charismatic #ThisFlag Pastor Evan Mawarire has fled Zimbabwe after a failed abduction on Thursday and has already arranged to claim asylum in the United States.

“He is already in South Africa as we speak and headed to the United States where he is expected to be successfully granted political asylum, said a twitter account.

Mawarire left Zimbabwe last night after surviving an attempt to abduct him in the same manner as journalist turned activist Itai Dzamara who has been missing for over 1 year 4 months.

Mawarire confirmed on twitter that he has left ZImbabwe.

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Mawarire shot to prominence as the leader of #ThisFlag movement. His prolific Facebook video posts articulating the suffering of ordinary Zimbabweans thrust him to prominence.

His stock grew even more when he was arrested on charges of inciting public violence and the charges were then upgraded to “attempting to overthrow a constitutional government.”

A record number of people attended the court hearing on Wednesday at the Harare Magistrates Court, singing and chanting in support.

Although the magistrate dismissed the charges against him as unconstitutional, there was still a lingering fear he might be re-arrested and charged with treason.

Source – Nehanda Radio