17 September 2014
   
New Zimbabwe Header
Law Society: Police cells uninhabitable
MDC-T demands cops leave Harvest House
Child support: Mum claims twice for same kid
Nigeria queries Zuma number of SA dead
67 South Africans dead at TB Joshua building
Our friends are here, Bob tells 'evil' West
Tsvangirai godfather of violence, Holland
Malaysia: Zim student gets Ebola all clear
MORE NEWS
Chinese envoy on Zimbabwe deals
Minister loses patience with Chinese miner
MORE BUSINESS
New House for Big Brother Africa 2014
Kumasowe to premiere at Book Café
MORE SHOWBIZ
Cara Black starts Tokyo title defence
ZPC Kariba's first home tie, after 22 games
MORE SPORTS
Devolution in Zim and the Scottish Lesson
Leaders changed through polls, Mr Ex-PM
MORE OPINION
 
Gutu: Put Zimbabwe first
Social responsibility vs economic efficiency
MORE COLUMNISTS
 
 
High Court throws out Kunonga appeal
10/12/2012 00:00:00
by Staff Reporter
 
No success ... Nolbert Kunonga
 
RELATED STORIES
Anglicans at war over gay bishops
Anglicans 'cleanse' Harare Cathedral
Kunonga cites indigenisation
FORMER Anglican Archbishop Nolbert Kunonga on Monday lost his latest bid to retain control of the church’s properties.

Judge President George Chiweshe told the controversial cleric, a vocal supporter of President Robert Mugabe, that the Supreme Court had already made a ruling giving control of the properties — including parishes and schools — to the Church of the Province of Central Africa’s Harare Diocese led by Bishop Chad Gandiya.

Justice Chiweshe ruled: “The parties have referred me to numerous authorities in support of their respective positions. I thank them for their diligent research and their lively arguments.

“In the final analysis, I agree with the mother church that this matter is res judicata (matter already decided) — the Supreme Court has spoken.

“Accordingly, I hold that I have no jurisdiction to entertain this application. For that reason, I would, as I hereby do, dismiss this application with costs.”

Kunonga formed a splinter church called the Anglican Church of the Province of Zimbabwe in 2007 after announcing he was cutting ties with the main church during a row over homosexuality.

His lawyer Jonathan Samukange, speaking after the latest High Court ruling, said they would appeal to the Supreme Court on a point of law.

“I think the judge erred... the Anglican Church of the Province of Zimbabwe is different from Dr Kunonga,” said Samukange.

Meanwhile, Justice Chiweshe criticised Gandiya for enforcing evictions on Kunonga’s followers even after he filed the latest urgent application.

“It is the practice, custom and tradition of this court that when an urgent matter has been set down, it suspends execution until the matter is heard,” the judge said.



Advertisement


 
Email this to a friend Printable Version Discuss This Story
Share this article:

Digg it

Del.icio.us

Reddit

Newsvine

Nowpublic

Stumbleupon

Face Book

Myspace

Fark
 
 
 
comments powered by Disqus
 
RSS NewsTicker