The much publicised UAAC Leadership meeting took place in Mpopoma Hall, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, on 04 May 2019. Bishops Rumasa from Harare, Bishop Rukumbo from Mberengwa, Bishop Ncube from Felabuse, Bishop Moyo Plum Tree, Bishop Dube from Gwanda, Bishop Hlabangwana from Malamulele and Bishop Muzila from Gauteng led the meeting. The meeting was convened by Ambassador Dube from Gwanda with a purpose of reassuring church members in Zimbabwe, Zambia and Botswana that the church is continuing with all its services as our late revered Leader, Archbishop Dr EMM Mureri, would have wished.

The National Church Council (NCC) led by Rev Nelufhangani (Chairperson), General Secretary Rev Ramudzuli, Spokesperson Rev Nenzhelele, Senior Councillor Mapholi, Dr Sikhwari, Jev Maluleke (Women ‘s League), Inspector Tshisikhawe (Women ‘s League), Mr Ramutsheli (Youth League)  were also in attendance. Gauteng Councillors Chairperson, Cllr Nemulalate, Councillor Makaruze from Harare, Councillor Ramutsheli from Balethavha and  Councillor Moyo from Victoria Falls represented the Councillors. The Women‘s League was represented by Inspector Maudu, (Limpopo Women Chairperson), Jev Mbatsane (Gauteng Women Leader), Jev Charinge from Harare and Founder Nembilwi. The Youth League was represented by Tsireledzo Netshifhefhe, Limpopo Youth Secretary.

There were also several elders from Felabuse, Binga, Botswana, Plum Tree, Gwanda, Bulawayo, Victoria Falls, Chiredzi and various districts in South Africa.

The meeting proceeded smoothly as attendants vowed to live the legacy of Archbishop Dr EMM Mureri. Calling for unity amongst UAAC members, all the Bishops in attendance took to the podium to stress the importance of togetherness amongst UAAC members. “We need not only sing his songs, but must also stick  together, continue his legacy and grow this church to reach new heights as his spirit lives amongst us”, the Bishops unanimously said.

The lively spirit was complemented by a Youth Choir from Felabuse that sang in Tonga language, which unwittingly delineated the diversity of the church. The choir had since touched the hearts of many UAAC members who jostled to get its details in order to appreciate and promote it.

The meeting certainly left a huge mark in the minds of all UAAC members from Botswana and Zimbabwe vowed to continue with Districts and departmental led Conferences. They also promised to deliver a message of unity to thousands others in their districts who could not attend.

The NCC promised to convene more meetings in other areas of Zimbabwe and Botswana in due course to ensure cohesion of the church.

Peace be unto all!