Sokwanele (Harare)

Zimbabwe: Church Turned Into a Den of Robbers

opinion

Ever since I was at school I was awed by church, it was a place where I could talk to me God and right on its doorsteps repent for my sins, finding comfort in forgiveness. Now I am a grown man I still believe that, but I cannot help feeling the burden of my sins.

However, I cringe in repulsion when I look at the Anglican Church that has been taken by President Robert Mugabe's Zanu PF. Remembering the Sunday school sermons we had when I was still a little boy, I just do not understand why the Anglican Church has been turned into a den of robbers.

Our Saviour Jesus Christ chased people out of church when the greedy priests were conducting their business right in the house of God. But in Zimbabwe, a country which claims to be Christian at core, the authorities ignore the Anglican Church excesses.

Jesus for all his sanctity was angry and often when I pass through a seized Anglican church I find myself angry at the people who are ransacking one of the biggest churches in Zimbabwe. Nolbert Kunonga a Zanu PF ex-communicated bishop is in charge of the church which now resembles a brothel as people drink beer and conduct business in its holy entrance.

I wish we could return to innocence, but greed has overtaken our responsibility as children of God. Little wonder that Kunonga's followers are President Mugabe's supporters, who tragically find it easy to destroy even though they know it is wrong.

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