Mugabe: Evan Mawarire sponsored by foreign countries
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has accused a pastor who organized a nationwide strike against the government of being sponsored by foreign countries allegedly trying to destabilise his administration.
It was the first time President Robert Mugabe had mentioned Evan Mawarire publicly by name.
Mawarire was briefly last arrested week and charged with subverting a constitutionally elected government before being freed by a court in the capital, Harare. Hundreds of cheering supporters greeted his release.
His calls on social media for a boycott earlier this month drew a strong response from people frustrated by Zimbabwe’s deepening economic problems.
Mawarire was arrested ahead of the strike.