THE Anglican Diocese of Manicaland has been rocked by divisions after fierce fighting erupted in January over the handling of funds and church administered schools leading to the temporary ex-communication of 40 church officials.
The 40 leaders and congregants mainly from St Agnes Chikanga who have since been restored to their positions had been suspended after complaining about the mishandling of funds raised in 2015 and 2016 to develop St Catherine Girls High School in Rusape.
Of the 40 ex-communicated, 26 of them were arrested and appeared in court charged with inciting violence.
In addition it is said individuals who were handpicked by the diocese leader, Bishop Erick Ruwona to handle finances and administration of schools which include St Catherine Girl's High went on to borrow funds at a local bank to finish up the developments.
It took a personal visit by Zambian Archbishop, Albert Chama, the Church's Province of Central Africa (CPCA) leader to resolve the conflict and reinstate the suspended officials to their positions.