Prophet Uebert Angel, a Zimbabwean clergyman based in the UK, is rumoured to have lost a key continental position just one month after his appointment was officially announced.
According to a letter obtained by this publication, Ambassador Angel has lost his title because the proper procedures were not followed in his appointment.
Uebert Angel was selected in June of this year by the African Union to serve as the Pan-African Parliament’s Ambassador for Interfaith Dialogue and Humanitarian Affairs. In July, Fortune Charumbira, president of the Pan African Parliament (PAP), formally endorsed the news of his appointment. At that time, Charumbira stated that the appointment had adhered to proper procedure and protocols.
Ashebiri Gayo, the PAP’s acting president, recently issued a statement that disputes this. Uebert Angel is informed in the communication that his appointment as the PAP Ambassador for Interfaith Dialogue and Humanitarian Affairs has been cancelled because of a failure to adhere to accepted procedures and guidelines. This cancellation takes effect immediately.
Below, we give Ambassador Angel the communication:
We noted that your name was announced recently as having been appointed as an ambassador for the Pan African Parliament. Nearly all current members of PAP wondered how the appointment was done as it was not tabled in any bureau or plenary meeting stating reasons of the appointment and likely benefits to PAP or Africa in general.
The minutes of said meetings would have also indicated a proposer and seconder from amongst bureau members or honourable PAP members as standard AU approval process of such appointments that leads to diplomatic status.
Consequently; I am mandated by the current bureau and current members of PAP to advise the Prophet that the said appointment is hereby revoked. The purported ambassadorial PAP has been declared null and void with immediate effect.
At the time of writing, Prophet Uebert Angel had not confirmed receiving the letter stripping him of his ambassadorial role. The PAP had not verified the authenticity of the letter.