London, united kingdom AFP put on his white cleric’s collar on Sunday for the first time in view that cutting it up ten years in the past in a enormously symbolic protest at Robert Mugabe’s rule.
The Uganda-born cleric, the second one maximum senior clergyman in the Church of britain, made the dramatic gesture on live tv in 2007, and said that he could now not wear it once more till the Zimbabwe president become long past.
After Mugabe left office this week, Sentamu seemed on the equal BBC programme wherein he changed into exceeded the pieces of his collar, only to pull a brand new one out of his pocket and placed it on.
“I think the lesson for Zimbabwe is the equal. They simply can’t try to stitch it up. some thing greater radical, some thing new has to take place in terms of the rule of thumb of regulation, permitting humans to get jobs,” he instructed the Andrew Marr show.
He brought: “I promised when Mugabe goes I (might) put my collar on, so I have no preference however to place it returned on. And Mugabe has long past but the new president has to recall something more new than honestly sewing up a thing will paintings.”
Sentamu stated Zimbabwe wanted a type of fact and reconciliation commission like that visible in South Africa — and said Mugabe should say sorry.
“Mugabe sooner or later needs to say, ‘people of Zimbabwe, 37 years (in the past) I took on a country that become wonderful, I nearly took it to break. Zimbabweans forgive me’,” he said.
Many Zimbabweans have celebrated Mugabe’s departure but fear new President Emmerson Mnangagwa — till lately one in all Mugabe’s closest allies — could also lead an authoritarian regime.
Sentamu said: “it is pretty feasible that Emmerson Mnangagwa may want to surely be a totally, superb president. however he can’t in reality bury the past. It received’t depart.”
The sixty eight-year-antique have become the Church of england’s first black archbishop when he become enthroned in November 2005.
on the BBC display ten years ago, he held up his collar, saying it was what he wore to perceive himself as a priest.
“you know what Mugabe has executed? He’s taken human beings’s identification, and actually, if you don’t thoughts, cut it to pieces, and in the long run there’s not anything,” he said, snipping it into bits with scissors.