Bishop Zuza’s body lying in state at St Peters Cathedral

Malawi Catholic Church Christians from Mzuzu Diocese and other faithfuls converged at Mzuzu Central Hospital mortuary  on Sunday to pay their last respect to Bishop Joseph Mukasa Zuza, who died in car crash on Thursday at the age of 59.

Paying respects to Zuza

Paying respects to Zuza

Faithfuls mourn Bishop Zuza

Faithfuls mourn Bishop Zuza

At exactly 1:05pm Bishop Mathews Mtumbuka led mourners in prayers before the body was taken to St Peters Cathedral  with a spontaneous outpouring of affection for the  courageous Bishop.

“”The Catholic Church has lost its shepherd. Malawi has lost a champion of human freedom,” Bishop Mtumbuka said.

The body of the late Bishop Zuza is expected to be laid to rest Monday,  according to the Episcopal Conference of Malawi.

The Apostolic Nuncio to Zambia and Malawi, Archbishop Julio Murat, has confirmed that he will attend the burial. The Nuncio is based in Lusaka, Zambia.

Bishop Zuza will be buried at Katoto Catholic Cemetery  in Mzuzu Diocese after a requiem Mass.

He was born in 1955 in Malembo, and in 1982 was ordained a priest of the Diocese of Mzuzu.

In 1995 St. John Paul II appointed him Bishop of Mzuzu Diocese.

Apart from being Bishop of Mzuzu Diocese, Bishop Zuza  was head of Catholic church in the country by virtue of being chairperson of the Episcopal Conference of Malawi.

‘Chindere chakufikapo’

Bow of tribute to Bishop Zuza

Bow of tribute to Bishop Zuza

Rest in peace Bishop Zuza

Rest in peace Bishop Zuza

The late Bishop Zuza used to speak justice and upliftment of the marginalized, slamming the roots of the socio-economic problems of Malawi.

Many in Malawi have reminisced on how Zuza rebuked former Malawi President  late Bingu wa Mutharika for his autocratic leadership. At the time, it was not a popular thing to do.

Bishop Zuza advised the late Mutharika to stop gagging civil society, the media and the faith community, saying they had a role to play in safeguarding democracy and the rule of law.

“They tell us (clergy) not to interfere with politics; we are seen as intruders. They say that civil society organisations were not elected; yes they were indeed not elected but they are working for the good of the nation,” said Zuza

He then went on to tell the President that he should not think he was a perfect leader  —Chindere Chakufikapo.

Bishop Zuza was also the promoter of culture and traditions, the African prelate had expressed concerns over Western influence affecting African culture particularly on the issue of homosexuality and same-sex marriage.

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Bwantasa Gomdwe
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Was he not amongst the team that was trying to vote for homosexuality and try to change the Bible to implement the leadership of the beast last year in Rome? God is cutting off every tree that has not born any fruit.

phil
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May your soul rest in eternal peace my beloved bishop.

Watu
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Gone fr good z Mr “Chindere Chakufikapo” RIP Bwana Chindere Chakufikpo

mapiri yabwanyana says
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all iknow&believe is that malawi has lost acouragous bishop who could stand 4 the truth.may his soul rest in peace.

A MALANGA
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Bishop Zuza will be greatly missed by all of us. He was a great spiritual leader. May his soul rest in peace!!

Tina
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RIP

Yahudah
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When YAH appear to moses he he appear to him as the Power of Abraham, Isaacs, Jacob. YAH is the power of the living those who obey all his words. But you are right god is god it is Satan is the god of all gods. And he rule over this word the dead, the sinners, the whore, adulterers, murderers, drunkards, idolaters, slanderer, homosexual, thieves, drunkards, jezibel, muslim, christan, jews they all servant of The gods Satan the master deceiver. Father of lies and falsehood.

Yahudah
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Proverbs 12:15 The ways of a fool is right in his own eyes. Deuteronomy 16:18 Appoint judges and officers within all your gates, which YAH your power is giving you, according to your tribes. And they shall judge the people with righteous right-ruling. John 7:24 Do not judge by appearance, but judge with righteous judgement. I john 2:4-5 4. The one who says, “I know Him,” and does not obey His commands, is a liar, and the truth is not in him. 5 But whoever guards His Word, truly the love of YAH been perfected in him. By this we… Read more »
evelyn wazili
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May his soul rest in peace

Lovemore
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@ yahuda. Am not a catholic but I just say this to you akulu. Let God be the judge. If u r good at reciting verses you wouldnt have missed what the same says “do not judge for you will also be judge”. Look up in ur bible its there. So guard ur tongue. Nobody knows the real truth of whatever these stories emerge from. Do you have proof (written or Physical) with original backing facts about what your saying? How many children are lost because of him in counting? Since you know so much about the real christianity, has… Read more »
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