Church members furious with Kunonga

Pro-Zanu (PF) and controversial Anglican leader, Bishop Nolbert Kunonga, has stirred fresh controversy over what church members allege to be the abuse of church money for the purchase of vehicles for him and his family.
Church members told this paper that they are not happy with Kunonga

, whom they allege to have spent Z$9 billion from church coffers to buy luxurious cars for him and his family. The Zimbabwean has established that disgruntled church members in Harare are mobilizing for demonstrations during mass against Kunonga at all parishes as tension increases between the bishop and a group opposed to his leadership, mainly because of his open support for the beleaguered government of President Robert Mugabe.
“He has bought himself and family three excellent cars by spending Church money to the amount of Z$8.9 billion. It seems there wasn’t enough money in total so he went ahead and mortgaged part of the Church’s property,” a source said.
Repeated efforts to obtain comment from Kunonga were in vain but a lady who claimed to be his daughter answered the phone at his residence in Harare and dismissed the allegations as “the work of my father’s enemies”.
Sources said that Kunonga had purchased three 4×4 Japanese imported vehicles two months ago for which he paid using funds from the church’s coffers whilst mortgaging undisclosed church property for the balance.
Kunonga has in the past also courted controversy by getting involved in the chaotic and often violent farm seizures, orchestrated by militant sections of the Zanu (PF) regime in 2000.

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