The Anglican Church in Zimbabwe sets out on a new course

From the Harare Standard

Gandiya faction constructs own Anglican churches

JENNIFER DUBE, Saturday, 12 May 2012 18:01
The Rt Revd Chad Gandiya, Bishop of Harare (Right)
CPCA, Anglican Communion
Photo Credit: Anglican Harare CPCA
THE Anglican Church of the Province of Central Africa (CPCA) has started buying land to build new churches as the property wrangle with ex-communicated Bishop Nolbert Kunonga continues.

Reverend Samuel Sifelani of the Marlborough parish said parishioners from his church would soon start building new structures because the Kunonga faction was preventing them from using the building they had shared before their acrimonious split.
“We are happy to be able to convene and pray in peace, without being attacked and arrested,” one parishioner said. “But we are not completely at peace because our properties were taken away from us.” 
Land has been acquired in Ruwa where the Mothers’ Union intended to build a training centre and a conference centre. Glenview parish has bought land while Warren Park parish is fundraising. Norton and other parishes have also secured land.

Kunonga told the journalist,

“Assist them by telling them that they should not build in the name of the Harare diocese and Anglican because they would have built for me as the law gave me custody of the church and all its properties,” he said.

“They do not know what they are doing but they have to be wary or else when I arrive at the properties they will start saying the law is unfair yet it is them who would have shown lack of intelligence.

He added: “Impress upon them that they should change the name so they do not get disadvantaged. They can come up with a new name and re-register or else their efforts will amount to nothing but a waste of time because the law is clear that they have no church.”
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  1. I'm sure I read somewhere that 'Archbishop' Kunonga has already said that he may decide to appropriate any new buildings that the CPCA builds.

    Kunonga's future is so closely tied to that of President Mugabe that should the dictator die or step down, then and only then, might something positive happen for Chad Gandiya.

    Our thoughts and prayers must go out to Bishop Chad for this seemingly endless conflict with Kunonga. He must also be careful that he does not become a victim of a 'road traffic accident' because that is how things are often done in Mugabe-led Zimbabwe.

  2. This contingent of builders are brave, unstoppable and righteous in many, many good ways...I wish them well as they continue to confront the theives-at-Church who harm them (and countless others in many very spiritually tainted ways)...let them and Bishop Chad see better and take wise action to protect themselves...there is nothing in the world wrong with realizing you are running accross a busy speedway and cars are bearing down and trying to wipe you out.

    Lord have mercy (and protect yourselves)