Nolbert Kunonga

Nolbert Kunonga in his Harare offices (photo by The New York Times).

Nolbert Kunonga

RelZim.org articles about Nolbert Kunonga Nolbert Kunonga is the former Anglican bishop and head of the Diocese of Harare of the Church of the Province of Central Africa (CPCA). When Kunonga was elected Bishop of the Diocese of Harare in 1997, he was a strong Zanu-PF supporter, who hero- worshiped President Robert Mugabe. ...

Lessons from the Anglican saga June 16, 2013

This weekend millions of Anglicans across the globe are celebrating the triumph of good over evil. For the first time in five years legitimate Anglicans have been allowed to pay homage to one of Africa’s first Christian martyrs, Bernard Mizeki, at the shrine erected at the place where he was ...

Anglican Church struggling with debt May 25, 2013

The Anglican Church of the Province of Central Africa (CPCA) is facing challenges that include a huge debt that was left behind by excommunicated Bishop Nolbert Kunonga. In an interview with RelZim, Bishop Chad Gandiya, who is now in charge of Harare Province diocese, said during the reign of Kunonga ...

Video: Zim Anglicans return to Harare cathedral March 4, 2013

This video documents in a five-minute report the return of Zimbabwe’s Anglicans belonging to the Church of the Province of Central Africa to their cathedral in Harare after the Supreme Court terminated Bishop Nolbert Kunonga‘s tenure on their properties across Zimbabwe. ...

Third Anglican faction church emerges in Zimbabwe January 28, 2013

The Anglican Church of the Province of Zimbabwe – led by Bishop Nolbert Kunonga – has split with it’s one faction — led by Dr David Kunyongana — announcing that they had formed another church called the Anglican Reformed Church of Zimbabwe. Kunyongana, who had been a priest at Dzivarasekwa, a western suburb of Harare, ...

High Court Judge refuses to deal with Kunonga’s latest application January 22, 2013

The former Anglican Bishop Nolbert Kunonga of Harare was continuing to fight for control of church buildings and properties owned by the Anglican Church (CPCA), despite losing a legal challenge at the High Court in late 2012. Lawyer Jonathan Samukange filed a notice of appeal at the Supreme Court in December, challenging High ...
Television personality Rebecca Chisamba (Photo: Bulawayo24)

Zimbabwe’s Oprah: Anglican church members should unite January 17, 2013

Television personality Rebecca Chisamba, popularly known as Mai Chisamba through her talk show, has dismissed as “malicious, wishful thinking and baseless” allegations that she was involved in an extra-marital affair with Anglican Bishop Nolbert Kunonga. “Maybe it’s a Christmas joke. I don’t actually know where this is coming from, but whichever way, ...

Kunonga refuses invitation to join Anglican church November 21, 2012

“We will continue as a church. It does not matter whether we are in buildings or not. We are a church that is totally against homosexuality,” excommunicated Anglican Bishop Nolbert Kunonga said in a recent interview to ZBC refering to the Gandiya-led Anglicans. Bishop Chad Gandiya reportedly said the door was open for Dr Kunonga and ...
Bishop Chad Gandiya (centre) smiling after winning the ownership of Anglican Church property case in the Harare today. The Supreme Court decision ended the six-year dispute between  led by him  Anglicans and Nolbert Kunonga's Church of the Province of Zimbabwe. 
In the background: Dr Julius Makoni of Manicaland and Registrar of the Anglican Church, Michael Chigore, who served as lawyer representing Bishop Gandiya in the court. (Photo M. Chibaya)

Kunonga loses it all November 19, 2012

The excommunicated Anglican bishop and head of the Church of the Province of Zimbabwe, Nolbert Kunonga, ultimately lost the dispute between him and the Church of the Province of Central Africa’s Bishop Chad Gandiya, at the Supreme Court today. Whistles were blown and brows were wiped as elated Anglicans could not control ...

Kunonga: I joined politics to stop MDC giving land back to whites November 8, 2012

Ex-communicated Anglican Bishop Nolbert Kunonga says he joined politics because of the emergence of the MDC as a political party in 1999. In an interview Kunonga said he would not have taken the stance he took were it not because the MDC was threatening to “hand over land back to ...

Bishop Kunonga: I belong to Church of the Province of Central Africa October 24, 2012

On Monday, the Supreme Court struck down five appeals lodged by Bishop Nolbert Kunonga over High Court judgements made earlier over the ownership of properties of the Church of the Province of Central Africa (CPCA).  As a result, rebel Anglican Church “Archbishop” Nolbet Kunonga has made a major climb-down saying he ...
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