At least three priests and an unknown number of parishioners were arrested on Sunday after the police disrupted several church services held by priests aligned to Bishop Sebastian Bakare, the newly appointed Anglican head of the Harare Diocese.
Last week about twenty parishes in Harare decided to hold their own services, acknowledging Bakare
as the officially appointed leader.In elections held at parishes in Avondale, Borrowdale and Glen View, Bakare
received 498 votes and Kunonga just 4.
At the main St Mary's Cathedral in Harare, it is reported that chaos broke out during a service held by Bakare
, after Kunonga and some supporters burst in.
Two services had been taking place, with Kunonga in the main cathedral and Bakare
in a smaller hall.
The disruption brought parishioners head to head and police intervened, allegedly arresting only those aligned to Bakare