A bit of good news from Zimbabwe

UPDATE: children may have been abused by Kunonga staff during occupation.

Zimbabwe’s high court has ruled in favor of the Anglican Church in the case Anglican hospital staff who were evicted by deposed archbishop, Nolbert Kunonga according to the

Anglican Journal but it may be just for show:

Zimbabwe’s high court has ordered Anglican Church staffers back at a mission hospital from where they were evicted by an excommunicated bishop last month and order another renegade bishop to hand back control of a church building.

Former bishop for the Harare diocese Nolbert Kunonga evicted nurses, teachers and office staff from Daramombe mission south of the capital in a series of property grabs before an Oct. 9 visit from Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams.

On Oct.12, High Court Justice Chinembiri Bhunu ordered that the staffers be reinstated and Kunonga refrain from interfering with Daramombe. “Any of the staff members who may have been removed are to be reinstated in their previous occupation and workstations pending determination of the final order,” the judge said.

…Takavafira Zhou, a social scientist at Masvingo State University, said there was no reason to rejoice yet. “These rulings which came concurrently with Archbishop Williams’ visit may just be a cloak to cover up and create the impression that there is respect for the rule of law,” Zhou said.

“I don’t see much hope until there is a bold decision to tame the rogue bishops and their cronies.

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