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The silence of their friends

"Let history not judge us harshly as the friends who were silent while Zimbabwe burnt."

Evan Mawarire’s next chapter: #ThisFlag pastor to run for local office

The pastor is running for the Ward 17 councillor position and he has formed a loose coalition of other independents

The flame of justice flickers on

A new breed of African freedom fighter is emerging, challenging authoritarianism with pure ideas that seek nothing but progress through liberty

#ThisFlag leader Mawarire arrested for ‘praying with students’ at protest

Pastor Evan was taken into police custody after addressing students gathered in support of protesting University of Zimbabwe medical students.

Turbulent Zim faces a grim 2017

Widespread activism and a heavy-handed crackdown has led to a tense stand-off

EXCLUSIVE: World Bank stand on Zim saluted

Recently I penned a letter to the World Bank in response to allegations that it was planning to lend the Zimbabwean government money.

Mugabe vows to ‘deal harshly’ with social movements calling for his resignation

Zimbabwe's president says the ongoing protests in the country are a nuisance and that his government's patience 'has run out'.

Suspicions over Itai Dzamara’s disappearance fuel the current anti-Mugabe protests

Itai Dzambara disappearance and activism was a catalyst to the current protests in Zimbabwe.

Zimbabwe data prices hiked by up to 500% to curb social media activism and dissent

Zimbabweans are defiant and undeterred by rising data prices which they believe are in retaliation by the Zim government to social media activism.

Meet Zimbabwe’s superhero who may have been inspired by #ThisFlag’s Evan Mawarire

​The #ThisFlag movement and its founder have enjoyed support online and on the street but a different kind of hero is inspiring Zimbabweans on YouTube

‘Un-Zimbabwean’: Robert Mugabe dismisses #ThisFlag creator Evan Mawarire at a funeral

President Mugabe took the funeral of a Zanu-PF stalwart to quote scripture in his take-down of the #ThisFlag movement creator Evan Mawarire.

How smugglers and traders have to hustle after Zim’s ban on imports and cash crash

Traders are responding to being fleeced by hustling everything from ice cream to eggs.

Editorial: #ThisFlag gives Zimbabwe hope

Zimbabweans are no longer looking for a new big leader, but turn to each other to save their nation.

#ThisFlag pastor Evan Mawarire’s sister, Teldah, says the ANC sounds like Zanu-PF

The pastor behind the #ThisFlag freedom movement in Zimbabwe has been released, but his sister, Teldah Mawawire, believes trouble still lurks.

Zimbabweans at home and globally take to social media in support of #ThisFlag protest

Two days after Zimbabwe's Independence Day, a pastor started an online movement by sharing a video about his disappointment in his home country.

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R2.3bn VBS trial expected to only begin in 2022

The state is expected to request a 16 week-long trial, as delays stymie progress in the saga.

Eastern Cape citizens don’t have to visit the labour department for UIF

This measure, aimed at slowing the spread of Covid-19, may shortly be introduced in other regions.

VBS case delays cause massive frustration

A certificate is needed from the head of the NPA for more arrests to be made

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