RelZim asked Precious Shumba, Anglican Bishop Chad Gandiya‘s press officer, to comment on Bishop Nolbert Kunonga of the Church Province of Zimbabwe (CPZ) followers’ response to the Dossier of Abuses presented by Archbishop of Canterbury to President Mugabe. The Anglican prelate presented this dossier during his recent visit to Zimbabwe.
Here is what Mr. Shumba had to say:
Thank you very much for this piece. It is shallow and misleading. The CPCA is unwilling to engage Kunonga on his pettiness. The legitimate Bishop of the Diocese of Harare in the Anglican Church (CPCA) is Dr. Chad Nicholas Gandiya. While Kunonga claims no one is denied access to churches, his thugs and hooligans are looting financial and material resources from Anglican Church schools, health centres and pre-schools where instead of ministering the word they are stealing, depriving the institutions of a sustainable development agenda.
Kunonga and his followers are clearly out of touch with reality. The Archbishop of Canterbury Dr. Rowan Williams and fellow bishops and archbishops of Southern and Central Africa met the President and gave him a dossier detailing the litany of abuses against Anglicans, which
the Police were ignoring. Now that everyone knows that the President has the dossier, he will be driven by conscience to act against those who deprive other people of their right to worship.
Justice must be seen to be done.