This Flag leader Mawarire granted bail

This Flag leader and Clergy Evan Mawarire was on Tuesday granted bail by the High court.

Mawarire is facing charges of subverting a constitutional elected government and leading countrywide demonstrations that occurred two weeks ago.

In granting bail, High Court Judge Tawanda Chitapi gave Mawarire stringent bail conditions of $ 2000 and was ordered to surrender his passport and title deeds to his property.

Part of his bail condition is to report to Avondale police station three times a week pending trial.

“I am persuaded on the facts and circumstances of the case of the applicant that in the interest of will be served by the admission of the applicant to a stringent bail condition,’’ said Chitapi in his ruling

Mawarire is represented by Advocate Tonderai Bhatasara.

The state alleges that on 13 January, Mawarire and his accomplice Peter Mutasa leader of the ZCTU published a video to the generality of Zimbabwe population and that the video went ‘viral’ on social media platforms.

The state alleges that the contents of the video were intended to subvert a constitutional government in that it coerced the Zimbabwean workers to boycott from reporting for duty and encouraging civil disobedience or resistance to law.