Open letter to Methodist Church in Zimbabwe presiding Bishop

EDITOR — On August 25, 2013 there was a congratulatory message in a  local weekly newspaper from the Methodist Church in Zimbabwe (MCZ), for the President’s inauguration.

In the advert the presiding bishop congratulated the president and went on to include other bishops, reverends and the entire Methodist community.

I am a member of the Methodist Church in Zimbabwe and would like to dissociate myself from the congratulatory message.

The electoral process, was riddled with controversy and lacked transparency. Some of us in Zimbabwe can only congratulate someone when we are convinced that transparency and fairness were executed.

More over we are yet to congratulate the incumbent till poverty is eliminated, jobs are created, institutional corruption is eliminated, standards of living rise, liquidity improves and many other socio-economic indicators improve.

The presiding Bishop should have congratulated the president on his own behalf, not to include the entire Methodist church community.

The Church is made up of clergy with diverse political opinions, just like he, the bishop, is entitled to his own political inclination.

I wonder whether the presiding bishop used his own personal resources to flight such an advert.

As I write the Church has many outstanding statutory obligations and many other pressing financial commitments such as training of new ministers.

I am curious how much the advert cost.

Concerned,

Weslian

Comments (1)

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Amos Annanias - 30 August 2013

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