The Anglican Church has started building new structures around Zimbabwe. The church that was evicted from its premises by ex-communicated bishop Nolbert Kunonga awaits a Supreme Court decision next month that could change its fate once again.
In an interview with RelZim, Church of the Province of Central Africa Harare Diocese spokesperson Precious Shumba said, even though the church has faith in the justice delivery system, it is making preparations for a growth in membership. “There is an increased resource mobilisation to build new church buildings while awaiting the Supreme Court decision in September when the hearing opens,” said Shumba.
In order to deal with the vagaries of the weather, the Anglican Church said some of its members have already completed building new church structures. However, the church alleges that it is still under siege from Kunonga who continues to abuse church properties.
According to Shumba, the renegade bishop is forcing bona-fide Anglican Church members to bankroll his operations. “Kunonga recently circulated a letter to all Anglican schools in the diocese demanding that the school authorities release their pupils and contribute money for him. This included crèches,” stressed Shumba.
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