Episcopal Life Online is reporting that Nolbert Kunonga, former bishop of Zimbabwe, has been excommunicated and may no longer function as an ordained person in the Anglican Communion.
The announcement by the dean of the Church of the Province of Central Africa, the Rt. Rev. Albert Chama, comes following disturbing reports of continued harassment and violence from local police against Anglicans trying to worship in Zimbabwe's capital city.
Last week, Zimbabwe's Supreme Court dismissed an application from Kunonga to take control of Harare's Anglican churches. However, police in Harare have continued to use physical force in their attempt to bar worshippers from attending church services at the city's Anglican cathedral. [And throughout the cities Anglican churches.]
Kunonga, who is an avid follower of Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe and has praised him as "a prophet from God," was replaced in December 2007 by Bishop Sebastian Bakare, who is supported by the majority of the country's Anglicans.
Read it here.
Other stories on the situation in Zimbabwe here.
UPDATE: The NY Times is reporting that the GAFCON bishops have distanced themselves from Kunonga. Read about it and more news here.