According to Newsday, evicted teachers and staff members from two Anglican schools in Chivhu and Mhondoro are back at work following High Court and Education Ministry rulings in their favour.

Six teachers from Daramombe Secondary and Primary schools and five from St Mark’s in Mhondoro were this week reinstated following the nullification of their eviction by High Court judge Justice Chinembiri Bhunu last month.

Church of the Province of Central Africa (CPCA) diocesan secretary Rev. Clifford Dzavo confirmed the fact. “The staff members who had been affected by the evictions are making their way back to school. By this week, all of them should have gone back to work. We only have to confirm with the primary school headmaster at Daramombe if he is prepared to come back. Otherwise, the rest of the staff is back.”

The Anglican church’s excommunicated leader Bishop Nolbert Kunonga, assisted by the Deputy Sheriff, evicted both the primary and secondary school headmasters at Daramombe together with teachers and other support staff.

The eviction of the teachers saw the intervention of David Coltart, Minister  of Education, Sport, Arts and Culture, who condemned the act by saying it was detrimental to the development of education in the country. He ordered an investigation which produced a damning report about Kunonga’s actions.

The High Court also nullified the eviction of 14 staffers at Daramombe Mission by Kunonga saying the move was illegal.

These legal and administrative directives follow the submission of a ten-page dossier about the persecution of the CPCA to President Robert Mugabe by Archbishop Rowan Williams during their meeting in Harare last October.