September 28, Anglican bishops of Southern Africa came out with an official statement
in which they express solidarity with Zimbabwean Church as Archbishop
of Cape Town prepares to travel to Harare on invitation from Dr. Rowan Williams,
the Archbishop of Canterbury.
Southern Africa’s Bishops have reaffirmed their support for Anglicans in Zimbabwe,
as Archbishop Thabo Makgoba prepares to accompany the Archbishop of Canterbury
on his pastoral visit there next month.
At their twice-a-year meeting held in Benoni this week, the Synod of Bishops repeated
their concerns at the difficult situation faced by Anglicans in Zimbabwe, and voiced their
continuing support and prayers.
Dr Makgoba will travel at the invitation of Dr Rowan Williams, who will also go to Malawi
and Zambia during his visit to the Church of the Province of Central Africa.
Dr Makgoba commented ‘I am glad of this opportunity to be able to demonstrate in
person our support for and solidarity with Bishop Chad of Harare, and the wider Anglican
Church in Zimbabwe. In Southern Africa’s troubled past, our Church was enormously
strengthened and encouraged by the continuing expressions of support we received from
around the Anglican Communion.’
The full text of the statement can be found here.