Wrote the permanent secretary Virginia Mabiza :
“The penalty for the offence is a fine not exceeding $200 or imprisonment for a period not exceeding six months or both such fine and imprisonment
“Members of the public who engage in any action or activity which involve the manufacture, sale or use of the National Flag in contravention of the law are therefore warned that they are liable to prosecution and are liable to be imprisoned if they are found guilty by a court of law”.
The flag has been used in a ware of protests sweeping through the country.
Pastor Evan Mawarire fronted a movement called #ThisFlag.