Botswana: Anglicans Seek Judge's Intervention

Canon Dr Howard Moffat, Canon Professor James Amanze, The Very Rev Dr Mongezi David Guma, Bishop Musonda T S Mwamba, Archdeacon South Fr Andrew Mudereri, and Archdeacon North Fr Archford Musodza

From Mmegi The Reporter, Gabarone
By Bame Piet

Divine intervention has failed and Anglicans have now resorted to the High Court to resolve their differences.

Justice Key Dingake spent the whole of Friday morning listening to a case in which seven priests are challenging the Anglican Church Diocese of Botswana and Bishop Trevor Mwamba for revoking their licences last year.

The seven are claiming unfair dismissal. The Diocese is arguing that the canons give the bishop power to revoke a priest's licence. Both sides have agreed to accept the determination of the court despite the wish of the Judge that they might settle their differences amicably.


This seems to be another occasion where the divisions and conflict in Zimbabwe have slopped over into neighbouring Dioceses but the details are unclear to me.

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