In Zanzibar, Tanzania for 100 years the Anglican church has owned a graveyard. While they continue to have documentation confirming ownership, family members of the government have begun construction on the graveyard without compensating the Anglican church. Police have refused to interfere with take over by the well-connected Muslims.
“We are very concerned about the state of the church,” the Rev. Canon Emmanuel John Masoud stated. “It is being subjected to various hardships. I am losing faith in our government. There is open discrimination. They are not serious in obeying the constitution, which safeguards people’s rights as well as the established institutions, like churches.”