The faction led by Reverend Cossam Chiangwa has officially launched its own splinter church after the Supreme Court brought an end to the Apostolic Faith Mission (AFM) saga last week. The new church is called the AFM OF Zimbabwe to differentiate it from the existing AFM IN Zimbabwe led by Reverend Amon Madawo.
The AFM Of Zimbabwe also uses introduced a new logo, which is similar to the one used by the AFM In Zimbabwe. The logo for the AFM Of Zimbawbwe reverses some of the colour schemes and uses different shades of the same colours. It also laterally inverts some of the symbols.
The apex ruled that Reverend Chiangwa and his group have no legal standing to challenge how the AFM in the Zimbabwe church runs its affairs. The Supreme Court ruled that Reverend Chiangwa and his group had seceded from the church and effectively declared that Reverend Amon Madawo was the rightful leader of the AFM in Zimbabwe.
Following the devastating ruling from the Supreme Court, the Chiangwa group took some days to regroup and strategise. On Thursday, they officially announced that they were launching their own church, the AFM Of Zimbabwe.