Catholic priest Zinyongo dies, burial Friday: Dedza Diocese

Episcopal Conference of Malawi (ECM) has announced the death of Fr. Rodrick Zinyongo of Dedza Diocese.

Mourning Father Zinyongo

Mourning Father Zinyongo

Dedza Diocese Communications Secretary Fr  Peter White told Nyasa Times that Fr Zinyongo died at Kamuzu Central Hospital in Lilongwe Wednesday afternoon “after a short illness.”

Fr White said the mortal remains of Fr Zinyongo will be collected from  Lilongwe Central Hospital mortuaryon Thursday, January 7. There after a night vigil will follow at Bembeke Cathedral in Dedza .

In a statement issued by the Catholic Secretariat of the signed by Rev. Fr Henry Saindi Secretary General of ECM said Fr Zinyongo was ordained priest in 1984.

Zinyongo got his Primary Education from Kasina PreparatorySeminary and did his Secondary Education at St Kizito Minor Seminary, then proceeded to the Major Seminaries of Kachebere in Mchinji and St Peter’s in Zomba.

He served in the Parishes of Mtakataka, Mzama, Chiphwanya, Mtendere and Bembeke where he served as curate up until his death.

For a long time Fr. Zinyongo had been Chairperson of the Christian Service Committee.

Zinyongo will be greatly remembered for his great zeal for Pastoral work. He was a priest who wanted things to be done as they are supposed to. He was a shepherd of the style of Jesus.

In October, last year, the Catholic Church also lost eminent Catholic priest, social activist, writer and thinker, Father Edward Alfred Masauko of the Blantyre Archdiocese.

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Rest in Eternal Peace Fr. Zinyongo

Albert Chidembo Moyo

Rest in Peace my father

Peter boryczika



Rest in peace

Emmanuel Nedi

Our dear brother, Rodney! Great surprise. Is that how we shall begin the year 2016? You are a priest who carried the dignity and splendor of the Holy Orders as you would walk… and work. A doer and not so much a talker… with great contribution to the Church in Dedza but remained in the background. May our prayers thru Mary be heard for the eternal reward of a faithful servant. R.I.P

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Rest in eternal peace father


May His Soul Rest In Peace


Rest in eternal peace father

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