Evan Mawarire returned to Zimbabwe from exile on the 11th of February 2017. His return caused a lot of hullabaloo on social media networks with mixed reactions being expressed. Some were happy, whilst others were confused as to why he would come back after all he had been through. A majority of the comments however were expressing their bitterness over him having left in the first place, particularly at such crucial time when his movement, #thisflag was at its peak in terms of impact and support. They felt let down by him leaving.