Kenneth Mtata Turns Down Mnangagwa’s Advisory Council Appointment

Reverend Dr Kenneth Mtata,  who is the general secretary of the Zimbabwe Council of Churches (ZCC) has turned down an appointment to be part of President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s advisory council.

Mtata was named among a 26 member Presidential Advisory Council by President Mnangagwa on Wednesday evening. The advisory council is meant to advise Mnangagwa and government on a wide range of sectoral issues. In a letter Mtata said his current position as ZCC general secretary would limit effective functioning in Mnangagwa’s advisory council. Mtata’s letter reads:

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 It has been brought to my attention today that my name has been included on the list of individuals appointed to serve as members of the Presidential Advisory Council. The same has been announced on national television. I feel really flattered to be invited to serve the nation and President in such a role in a moment as this. My current position will however limit effective functioning in such a huge role. I have therefore humbly withdrawn my name. The President will be fully briefed of my commitment to the Nation Building agenda and I will support his efforts in other ways within my capabilities.


Kenneth MtataEmmerson MnangagwaZimbabwe Council of Churches

Kenneth Mtata is an educator, religious leader in Zimbabwe and current General Secretary of the Zimbabwe Council of Churches. He teaches biblical studies, hermeneutics, biblical languages and contextual theology at undergraduate and post-graduate programs in South Africa and Germany. He's a leader at the Evangelical... Read More About Kenneth Mtata

Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa a politician and the First Secretary of the Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front. On the 3rd of August 2018 ZEC Chairperson Priscilla Chigumba announced that Mnangagwa had won the popular vote by 50.8% ,hence he was duly elected to be the president... Read More About Emmerson Mnangagwa

Zimbabwe Council of Churches (ZCC) is a Christian organization in Zimbabwe who mission is to "empower churches for the renewal of society. It's members consisted of registered churches which "confess the triune God". ZCC was founded in 1964 and is a member of the World... Read More About Zimbabwe Council of Churches

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One Comment on “Kenneth Mtata Turns Down Mnangagwa’s Advisory Council Appointment

  1. Its better to have people who are willing than to accommodate those who will have little or no time to attend the council.

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