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Bishop Nhiwatiwa elected president of Africa College of Bishops; scholarship fund announced in Bishop Yambasu’s name

UMC Bishops
August 17, 2020 | WASHINGTON, D. C.

Bishop Eben K. Nhiwatiwa, Resident Bishop of the Zimbabwe Area of The United Methodist Church, was elected today as interim president of the Africa College of Bishops. He follows Bishop John K. Yambasu, the Resident Bishop of the Sierra Leone Area who died in a road accident on Sunday.

In electronic balloting, the active bishops in Africa selected Bishop Nhiwatiwa as their new leader. He serves the Zimbabwe East and Zimbabwe West conferences in the Africa Central Conference. There are 66 active bishops in The United Methodist Church throughout the world.

Africa University has also announced that it has established an endowment for scholarships in memory of Bishop Yambasu. 

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