HARARE- Zimbabwean cleric Evan Mawarire has joined the race in this year’s crunch election in the southern African country.
The leader who started the #ThisFlag campaign announced on his Twitter page he will contest for a Harare council seat as an independent candidate.
He said, “I am running for council in the upcoming 2018 elections. We cannot change anything by standing on the sidelines and hoping change will happen on its own. Change starts on the ground,”
He wanted to run after he thought, “sitting” around and waiting for change is not enough.
According to a report from NewsDay, the pastor will be running under a coalition of individuals who are calling themselves People’s Own Voice (Povo) and will be contesting in Harare’s ward 17 council seat.
Mawarire is rememberable for his anti-Mugabe campaign which gained worldwide attention,with mass protest in the country last year and faced him to flee Zimbabwe after his release in imprisonment after his first arrest
I''M RUNNING FOR COUNCIL IN THE UPCOMING 2018 ELECTIONS. We cannot change anything by standing on the sidelines and hoping change will happen on its own. CHANGE STARTS ON THE GROUND! Watch my announcement #PeoplesOwnVoice pic.twitter.com/RqOO29YYEj
— #ThisFlag E Mawarire (@PastorEvanLive) March 27, 2018
Photo Credit- Zimbabwe Today