Ncube to resign, reports anticipate

Zimbabwe's Bulawayo Archbishop and Mugabe regime critic, Pius Ncube, is reportedly set to resign.

SR Radio Africa says the reports come several weeks after the state media ambushed the archbishop with pictorial evidence of an affair he was alleged to have been having with a married woman.

Archbishop Ncube insisted it was a setup by his enemies.

The case is now in the courts and the Catholic church is conducting its own investigation.

He is expected to release a statement today. The statement is thought to indicate that he does not want to hold back the Church from its work, and that the accusations against him have put the Church in disrepute.

Sources say the outspoken Archbishop is likely to remain involved in the fight for democracy. Given the impact of his past work, observers believe his silencing would prove a great loss to the fight for democracy in the country.

Unconfirmed reports say Archbishop Pius Ncube to resign (SW Radio Africa, 10/9/07)

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11 Sep 2007