The faction led by Reverend Madawo has admitted to amending the AFM “Confession Of Faith” constitution without consulting AFM International The Herald reports. The faction has since reversed all the changes and agreed to comply with AFM International’s constitution in the spirit of uniting their church. The amendment of the constitution had resulted in the split of the church which spilt into courts and left the whole situation messy.
The development automatically nullifies the Madawo led group’s recent court victory that had nullified the appointment of Reverend Chiyangwa as an overseer. According to the Herald:
The group that initially resisted AFM International’s call to reverse the flawed constitutional amendments, later made a U-turn and admitted to bungling. AFM in Zimbabwe on August 1 this year undertook to reverse its amendments.
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If the church does not honour its undertaking, it risks being expelled from the international church. AFM in Zimbabwe said it was operating without the guidance of the AFM International constitution.
Speaking about the constitutional amendments that tore up the church One Pastor Tembo said:
We had not seen the AFM International Confession of Faith . . .However, we are willing to reverse whatever we did and take the AFM International Confession of Faith word for word.
Prior to the reversal of the rushed decision AFM International had written to the local church stating the fact the constitutional breaches were damaging the reputation of the international church.
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