Africa Report: Zim's Mawarire arrested on subversion charges, pleads not guilty

Africa correspondent Crystal Orderson reports that Zimbabwe protest Pastor Evan Mawarire is on trial for subversion and could face up to 20 years in jail. Orderson explains that Mawarire was arrested this past Sunday upon stepping down from the pulpit.

Mawarire is accused of circulating social media posts and accusing the government of wrecking the economy, she reports.

Mawarire is out on bail for about R3000 and has to report to the police once a week. The pastor pleaded not guilty and the state prosecutor argues that social media platforms were used to incite and overthrow the government.

Crystal Orderson, Africa correspondent

Moving over to East Africa, opposition parties in Kenya will embark on mass protests on Tuesday to force out elected officials. According to Orderson, the opposition parties say this is the only language the election officials will hear.

Orderson goes on to Raila Odinga's party say unless the election officials resign, the opposition leader will not participate in the next elections and are hoping the demonstrations will spread across the country.

On 1 September, the Supreme Court annulled the re-election of President Uhuru Kenyatta.

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