Kunonga no longer an Anglican

nolbert_kunongaHARARE - The Anglican Church Province of Central Africa (CPCA) has ruled out reunification with renegade Bishop Nolbert Kunonga (pictured) who controversially pulled out from the main church in 2008 to form his own province.

Kunonga a close ally of President Robert Mugabe, has used his close connections to Zanu (PF) to deny the bona-fides Anglican parishioners who have access to their own church buildings – notwithstanding a High Court order that the two church factions share the churches.

CPCA Diocesan Secretary Rev. Clifford Dzavo told The Zimbabwean that the CPCA was not involved in any talks with Kunonga.

He is no longer an Anglican as he voluntarily resigned to find his own church. Consequently in terms of the laws of our church, the question of reunification talks cannot be entertained, said Dzavo.

Despite a High Court ruling by Justice Rita Makarau that the two camps share the Anglican churches that are dotted throughout the country, Kunonga, aided by the police, have blocked the entry of CPCA members into the churches.

The only discussion we can entertain with Kunonga is about the respect of the rule of law in terms of abiding by the High Court rulings that allow us access to our churches, said Dzavo.

The stand-off, which has in some cases resulted in fist fights among congregants, is presently in the hands of the Supreme Court. Fungi Kwaramba

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