afm conference.pngThe country has witnessed church divisions and conflicts, with some of the wrangles spilling into the courts, and leaving believers distressed and devastated.

Some misunderstandings have led to the formation of splinter groups whilst violence has erupted in certain scenarios.

Clergymen in the capital have attributed the splits to ambitious leadership and leader’s avoiding disciplinary action.

Methodist Church in Zimbabwe presiding Bishop, Amos Ndhlumbi and Bishop Aggrey Chinyama said although it is not unique to have misunderstandings in the church, recent events have shown that yielding of power is the most powerful motivation.

Speaking on the sidelines of the International Day for Peace commemorations held in Harare, the Deputy Minister of Education, Sport, Arts and Culture, Cde Lazarus Dokora said it is worrying when leadership wrangles affect communities.

With a lot being said regarding the disagreements in the church, it has become obvious that the congregations are the ones left confused and distressed as they become victims of the leadership conflict.

Observers have questioned who then benefits in the splinter of the churches?