Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe tongue-lashed Pastor Mawarire for his social media campaign against his government.
Uncle Bob called on the people to beware of such pastors. He said such pastors aren’t true preachers. And, that their Gods might be Dogs.
Mugabe was speaking at the burial of comrade Utete.
He said: “The Mawarires I don’t even know him. And, those who believe in that way of living, well, are not part of us in thinking. They are not part of us as we try to live together.
If they don’t want to live with us they should go to those countries that are sponsoring them. We will say no forever, find another environment if you’re a pastor.
I don’t know if he’s a man of religion. A man of religion will speak the biblical truth. 1st Corinthians what does it say? Love one another.
So beware these men of God, not all of them are true preachers of the bible.
I don’t know whether they are serving God, well, we spell God G.O.D they spell God in reverse. Ladies and gentlemen as we bid farewell to Dr Utete I want to bring this challenge to draw the sense of togetherness from this man….”
Frustrations Over Mugabe’s Government
Pastor Mawarire launched the #ThisFlag campaign. He posted on social platforms videos of himself expressing his frustration with the socio-economic situation in Zimbabwe. And also, condemned Mugabe’s government inability to make the nation progress.
His campaign inspired other movements which all protested against Mugabe’s government.
Among other things, the movements demanded that corrupt cabinet ministers be axed, a timely pay of civil servants and the lift of import ban.
Pastor Mawarire was arrested and detained after he launched his #ThisFlag campaign. Nonetheless, the 39-year old Harare-based pastor was later released. It has been insinuated that he fled to South Africa after a court ordered his release.