Archive for the ‘Legal updates’ Category

Kunonga: The excommunicated prelate – 18 Apr 08

July 11, 2008

What right and authority does Nolbert Kunonga have to claim ownership of the Cathedral of St Mary and All Saints and all the parishes and all the assets in the Anglican Diocese of Harare? The straightforward answer is – he has no right whatsoever. (more…)

Kunonga: the ex-bishop who scorns the law – Bob Stumbles – 16 Apr 08

June 12, 2008

Politics, greed, corruption and deception appear to be the hallmarks of about seven unfrocked clerics who were once members of the Anglican Diocese of Harare, a Diocese forming part of the Church of the Province of Central Africa (CPCA). (more…)

Clarification on current status of various legal cases – 1 Feb 08

June 12, 2008

It has come to our attention that reports have already been circulating since yesterday that the Courts have ruled in favour of the CPCA in terms of ownership of church buildings, which is wonderful news, and we can all return to our churches and continue worshipping there as we have longed to do.
 
This is not the case. The purpose of this posting is to clarify the facts of the matter as they currently stand, which is as follows: (more…)

Letter to Priests, Churchwardens and, above all, to all members of the laity (the collective body of Christians) – 29 Jan 08

June 12, 2008

Dear all,

There have been intrusions into Church Services by a small group of Kunonga men, some of whom were at one time recognised as priests in the Anglican Church. Their aim has been to disrupt services being held
in the Diocese of Harare in the Church of the Province of Central Africa (CPCA). Their behaviour is despicable.

The Police, on instructions apparently originating from Kunonga or someone close to him, have taken to interfering in Church services as well which is totally unlawful. (more…)

The law governing priests and the consequences of their choice – 26 Jan 08

June 12, 2008

It is apparent some people in the Diocese are not aware of, or ignore, the law relating to priests in the Church of the Province of Central Africa. Here is the position: (more…)

Full text of Judge Makarau’s ruling on sharing church premises and service times – 18-19 Jan 08

June 11, 2008

  CASE NO HC 345/08
CHURCH OF THE PROVINCE OF CENTRAL AFRICA
Versus
COMMISSIONER OF POLICE
And
SENIOR ASSISTANT COMMISSIONER ZENGENI
And
CHIEF SUPERINTENDENT ZHARARE
And
DR NOLBERT KUNONGA
And
REVEREND MUNYANYI
 
 
HIGH COURT OF ZIMBABWE
MAKARAU JP
Harare 18 and 19 January 2008.
 
 
URGENT CHAMBER APPLICATION
 
Mr R Moyo for applicant.
Superintendent Nzombe for 1st, 2nd and 3rd respondents
Mr J Mtizwa for 4th and 5th respondents.
 
 
            MAKARAU JP: Matters ecclesiastical are seldom best resolved by applying man made law. (more…)