Preacher Donning a Zimbabwe Flag on YouTube Takes on Mugabe

  • Mawarire lights up social media with anti-government campaign
  • Claims that Mawarira is sensation are false, government says

Zimbabwean cleric Evan Mawarire.

Photographer: Jekesai Njikizana/AFP via Getty Images

Baptist pastor Evan Mawarire says he was in his office worrying about how to pay his children’s school tuition one day last month when he decided to drape a Zimbabwean flag over his shoulders and record a video to lament on the state of his nation.

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