Anti-Mnangagwa Clergyman For Top International Church Post
3 June 2021

By A Correspondent-Outspoken clergyman, Rev Dr Kenneth Mtata is being considered for the Lutheran World Federation (LWF) General Secretary post whose elections are scheduled to take place on 19 June 2021.

Mtata is one of the two candidates, the other is Rev. Anne Burghardt from Estonia, who are poised to be the new leader of the communion of churches. In a statement, LWI said the two candidates are:

Rev. Anne Burghardt

  • Current position: Head of Development, EELC Institute of Theology; Advisor for International and Ecumenical Relations, EELC
  • Church: Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church
  • Country: Estonia

Rev. Dr Kenneth Mtata

  • Current position: General Secretary, Zimbabwe Council of Churches
  • Church: Evangelical Lutheran Church in Zimbabwe
  • Country: Zimbabwe

A search committee of 7 members, was appointed by the Council to receive nominations and present candidates for election.

The chair of the committee, Canadian Bishop Susan Johnson, informed LWF President Archbishop Dr Panti Filibus Musa that the committee has concluded its work and is proposing these two candidates for election.

She commended both candidates for their leadership skills, pastoral sensitivity, and wide experience of the global communion of 148 member churches. Said Bishop Johnso