Pastor Evan trial date set

Pastor Evan Mawarire and the president of Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) Peter Mutasa finally had their trial date allocated and it has been set for June 24.

This comes after the pair had demanded for a trial date on various occasions as the State took its time.

Harare Magistrate Barbra Mateko presided over the matter.

The two are charged with treason, alternatively known as subverting a constitutionally elected government.

The State alleges that on January 14, Mawarire in connivance with the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) president Peter Mutasa, recorded and published a video for the Zimbabwean populace which went viral on social media platforms, including YouTube, Twitter, WhatsApp and Facebook, which have a world coverage.

It is the State’s case that the contents of the video were meant to subvert a constitutional government in that Mawarire was coercing the Zimbabwean workers not to report for duty and encouraging civil disobedience or resistance to any law.