Pastor Evan Mawarire of the shadowy #ThisFlag campaign yesterday approached the High Court with an application to be released on bail, pending trial. The matter will be heard today at 9am in the bail court. Mawarire, who is facing allegations of subverting a constitutionally-elected Government or alternatively inciting public violence, appeared before a Harare magistrate on Friday.
He was remanded in custody to February 17 after unsuccessfully challenging placement on remand. A magistrate advised him to apply for bail at the High Court. Messrs Harrison Nkomo and Jeremiah Bhamu, represented Mawarire.
Yesterday Mawarire’s lawyers filed a bail application at the High Court. In the bail application filed by Mhishi, Nkomo Legal Practitioners, Mawarire proposed to be released on $100 bail.
He offered to surrender his passport and to report to the police weekly until finalisation of his criminal case. He argued in the application that he was a proper candidate to be released on bail.