The Bishop of Harare

Bishop_Sebastian_Bakare.JPGZimbabwe is a landlocked country bordered by South Africa, Botswana, Zambia and Mozambique. The country is governed by President Robert Mugabe, who has been accused of massive violations of human rights.

Zimbabwe is currently experiencing chronic shortages in food and other essentials causing massive suffering throughout the population.

In Harare, the capital of Zimbabwe, there has been a large outbreak of cholera with hundreds of people dead and thousands more suffering from the disease.

The Rt Rev Dr. Sebastian Bakare is the current Anglican Bishop of the Diocese of Harare. Last month he received a prestigious peace award in Sweden for his committed work for human rights in a politically unstable Zimbabwe.

Bakare spoke of Zimbabwe to the media at the Lambeth Conference in Canterbury, England in July this year.

“The ruling system is so oppressive that it has denied the people their human rights, including religious freedom. My diocese continues to suffer persecution. We have been denied the freedom to worship.”

It was a pleasure to have him join me in the studio this morning during my programme on 98.5 Sonshine FM. He spoke about the persecution many have suffered and are continuing to suffer. You can hear what he had to say by clicking play on the audio player at the bottom of this post.

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Rodney Olsen

Rodney is a husband, father, cyclist, blogger and podcaster from Perth Western Australia.

He previously worked in radio for about 25 years but these days he spends his time at Compassion Australia, working towards releasing children from poverty in Jesus' name.

The views he expresses here are his own.

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