Magazine July 10, 2017, Issue

Zimbabwe’s Freedom Pastor

Evan Mawarire (Oslo Freedom Forum)
Evan Mawarire, the anti-Mugabe

One day last year, Evan Mawarire was feeling very low. He had just turned 39 — and he considered himself a failure. He had a wife and two children, which was great. And there was a third child on the way — also great. But Mawarire could barely make ends meet.

The family was living hand to mouth. Mawarire could not afford school fees for the children. He owned no home of his own. Prospects seemed negligible.

“I was dejected and frustrated,” Mawarire says, “but also, for the first time in a long time, I was angry.”

That was April 19. The 18th …

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