Kunonga, who was kicked out of Anglican Province of Central Africa in 2007 and went on to form his own church, charged that Williams was visiting Zimbabwe on a mission to campaign for homosexuality and to represent neo-colonialism.
“The Anglican Church is a political organisation when it is in England,” Kunonga told a news conference in Harare. “Rowan Williams was appointed by the Queen and the Prime Minister and he is a civil servant of Britain. He is a diplomat.”
Williams has asked for a meeting with Mugabe to stop the persecution of the church by Kunonga.
Eight months ago, the Archbishop wrote an open letter to President Mugabe insisting he "put an end to these abuses forthwith". But he risks having his visit turned into a propaganda coup by Kunonga and Mugabe using the emotive homosexuality card.
The President's Office has not yet confirmed the meeting, which currently precariously hangs in the balance.
Williams's visit will be the first visit by a high-profile British figure for almost 10 years.Post published in: News