From VOICE OF AMERICA:
A long-running dispute in the Anglican Church Diocese of Harare, Zimbabwe, hit a new low on Sunday when supporters of former bishop Nolbert Kunonga prevented the burial of a long-time Anglican parishioner because he belonged to a rival faction. The Kunonga loyalists blocked the burial of lifelong church worker Edward Rinashe, 70, in St. Mary's Cemetery in the Harare satellite town of Chitungwiza because he refused to recognize Kunonga’s authority and attended services led by Bishop Chad Gandiya, designated head of the diocese by the Province of Central Africa.
The Kunonga faction has been supported by the police over the years in gaining and maintaining control over disputed church property and claims ownership of all Anglican Church properties. Kunonga has been a staunch political ally of President Robert Mugabe.
Witnesses said that after skirmishes at St. Mary’s Cemetery Rinashe’s coffin was taken back to the funeral home which had prepared him for interment.
COMMENT: Kunonga is an outspoken homophobe. This may explain why there has been an almost complete silence emanating from the churches of the world about the abominable situation in Zimbabwe.