CCAP wins a case against itself

The judgment by Justice Charles Ching’anya Mkandawire in a case involving the CCAP Synod of Livingstonia is most welcome. Mkandawire is a man of impeccable credentials, having served as the Chairperson of the Industrial Relations Court (1998­2001), Registrar of the SADC Tribunal (2006­2014) and Regional President of the Commonwealth Magistrates and Judges Association for East and Southern Africa (2012). No wonder his judgment was full of wisdom.

Rev Chimweme Mhango

Rev Chimweme Mhango

I fully agree with the Judge that Church matters need not to be taken to court but rather resolved within the church structures. Indeed the church needs to be exemplary by preaching love, peace and reconciliation. I wish the judge in his ruling just stopped here. I have good reason for suggesting this. One of the reasons is exactly what the Judge had alluded to; the church should preach peace, love, tolerance and reconciliation.

The fact that the CCAP of the Livingstonia Synod is failing to resolve internal issues outside court is a clear testimony that the CCAP Synod of Livingstonia is not preaching love, peace, tolerance and reconciliation. I add that the Synod falls short of transparency, fairness and does not act in good faith. Others have suggested that the church practices nepotism while others have gone to the extreme to suggest that the church is rotten and is being run by militants and dictators. All this, whether out of mudslinging or not, is coming because the church has not lived to the expectation of its followers who dearly need their guidance as they seek the Kingdom of Heaven through our Lord Jesus Christ.

The issue at Kanengo CCAP Church is not about land or who owns the church. It goes beyond that and this is why I am of the view that the Judge should have simply advised the Synod to resolve their issues in a soberly manner using the church structures. The Genesis of the whole saga started with the transfer of Rev. Chimwemwe Mhango. I agree with the Learned Judge that Rev. Chimwemwe Mhango should have fully recognized that the transfer was duly sanctioned by his superiors and in any case he should have obeyed.

Much as I agree, I also have serious reservations. My view is that any transfer should be made in good faith and not to be used a weapon to demonize, frustrate or victimize any individual whether in or outside the church. No wonder these days we have seen senior civil servants defying unjustifiable transfers. The question therefore is; was the transfer of Rev. Chimwemwe Mhango to Ekwendeni fair and justifiable? Yes the Synod wanted to put his talent in music to better use.

Following the posting to Ekwendeni, some of members of the Kanengo CCAP thought it was premature to let the pastorgo and therefore approached the synod to consider rescinding this decision. They advanced the reason that the Synod entered into an agreement with the Kanengo CCAP that Rev. Chimwemwe Mhango would remain at Kanengo till March 2016, which in Tumbuka is referred to as “Kukwatiska”.

The “Kukwatitsa” agreement is not legally binding as such the Synod has the prerogative to overturn this arrangement at any time deemed necessary. Much as the onus rests with the Synod to return or terminate the “Kukwatitsa” agreement,it does not preclude the followers from bringing forward their requests or indeed voice their desire in the event they feel they still need the services of a particular Pastor. There is precedence to this effect.

For example,at the Lilongwe CCAP of Synod of Livingstonia, where most of the bourgeoisies or rich members of the Synod,who are believed to be the major financiers of the Livingstonia Synod in Lilongwe, go to worship the Almighty,at some point requested the Synod of Livingstonia to consider extending the tenure of office of their Minister and the Synod accepted.

Now the question is “Are Members of Kanengo CCAP looked down upon by the Synod (or considered non entitiesin society by the Synod)? or the Synod urgently required the services of Rev. Chimwemwe Mhango? The answer is simple. The Synod did not urgently need the services of Rev. Chimwemwe Mhangoto teach Music at Ekwendeni. This is true because the same Synod changed and reassigned Rev. Mhango to the remote area of Euthini.

It is inconceivable that Rev. Chimwemwe Mhango was re­assigned to Euthini to teach Music. This action thereforesuggests that the transfer of Rev. Chimwemwe Mhango to Ekwendeni let alone Euthini was not in good faith. This fueled the anger of Members of the Kanengo CCAP Synod of Livingstonia who today are referred to as a breakaway group.

To put the record straight the so called breakaway are still members of the CCAP Synod of Livingstonia and they still use the Synod’s symbols and uniform. The truth is that they were angry with the conduct of the Synod, hence the ultimatum to breakaway. The hope was that the Synod would consider their request in a sober manner, taking into account that no church can afford to lose membership due to a reason that can easily be reversed. To them, what they were demanding from the Synod was simple and straight forward especially that there was a precedence set.

However, for the reasons best known to the Synod they went even to the extreme of expelling their Pastor of more than twenty years. Perhaps the Synod has other reason to warrant an expulsion which they do not want to share with the followers. Of course, refusing a transfer is insubordination but certainly not warranting expulsion. This could have been resolved without much burden, unlike cases involving committing murder, committing adultery, stealing or drunkenness.

As long as the real reasons for the dismissal are not well explained, the members that oppose the transfer of Rev Chimwemwe Mhango will always sympathize with him and will certainly remain disgruntled even when another Pastor takes over. In fact the successor who is already at Kanengo is seen by many as a hypocrite and traitor who is ready to crucify a fellow cleric because he wants a position.

The Synod must understand that most people did not choose to join CCAP of the Livingstonia Synod but by birth they are members of this church. In this regard, the Synod should respect the people who worship in church other than respecting the structures and material things. It is acknowledged that ownership of the church is vested in the Trustees.

Actually, the Trustees are persons that hold or administer property or assets or position of trust for the benefit of another and do not gain income. With this definition in mind, it is understood that the property at Kanengo CCAP Synod of Livingstonia is registered under Trustees on behalf of the followers(owners of the church). This view takes cognizance of the fact that there can never be a church without followers. The church without people is not a church. In fact, Rev. Chimwemwe Mhango has many followers belonging to the CCAP Synod of Livingstonia than those that claim ownership of the church (TTC breakaway). Those that doubt can do their independent research or headcount.

Lastly, as said earlier, the issue at Kanengo CCAP of the Livingstonia Synod is not about Land. At Kanengo there are two camps; one that wants Rev. Chimwemwe Mhango to stay and the other that wants him to be removed. Those that favour the removal of Rev. Chimwemwe Mhango include those that occupied leadership positions in the old Executive under the same Rev. Chimwemwe Mhango.

It is not a secret that those that held positions such as Session Clerk, Deputy Session Clerk and the Treasurer are some of the people in the forefront against Rev. Chimwemwe Mhango. The issue is crystal clear that it is about Rev. Chimwemwe Mhango and the Leadership of the Synod on one hand and the former Executive of the Church on the other. The former Executive Committee just like Synod Leadership has chosen to be economical with information to share with the congregation why they are against Rev. Chimwemwe Mhango.

Unless, more information is provided, the Synod has very weak basis of dismissing their Pastor of more than twenty years on the grounds advanced so far. This is just bringing confusion in the church. One can imagine what Jesus Christ,the Lord of Church would say if the Leadership of Livingstonia Synod approached Him on this case.Obviously, the message of peace love and reconciliation would reign.

In conclusion, Judge Mkandawire will be remembered for schooling the leadership of the Livingstonia Synod that church matters should not be taken to court but rather be resolved within the church structures. The Church of Central Africa Presbyterian (CCAP) Livingstonia Synod should therefore know that it did not wina case against break-a-way faction of the Kanengo CCAP congregation. In fact, what the Church of Central African Presbyterian (CCAP) of the Livingstonia Synoddid was to take itself (Its own followers) to court towash the dirty linen in publicand later celebrate that it has won a case against itself.

There is no rebellious faction but divided opinion in a domestic or in-house affair that should be resolved by the church structure. As said earlier on, the ancestors of most of the followers decided for them to be CCAP of the Synod of Livingstonia and no one has the authority to decide that they should either leave or remain members of the CCAP of the Livingstonia Synod, unless they commit offences, which are against Christian doctrines.

As for Rev. Chimwemwe Mhango, he should thank God that most people are demanding that he should stay while elsewhere Pastors have been chased by the followers. Rev. Chimwemwe Mhango should, however, also know that he has more enemies than friends.

Most people say that he is arrogant and therefore deserves punishment from superiors. They say that he has a habit of resisting transfers. Apart these reasons, no real issue has been shared to warrant the treatment he is going through. Unless new information is shared, Rev Chimwemwe Mhango deserves to be unconditionally reinstated as Pastor. This is what the so called breakaway of Kanengo CCAP Congregation wants and are willing to reconcile with those that willingly left the church and opted to worship elsewhere outside the church. If the Synod wishes, let there be another congregation under another pastor. It is possible to have two congregations at Kanengo.

The Synod should know that the era of the “Great Man” where leaders made decision without being questioned is no longer valid. We are in the period that encourages transformational, situational and charismatic leadership. We are in the period that respects participatory democracy whereby the followers expect to be consulted and respected. Leadership of the Synod should therefore seriously revisit their leadership style.

As for Justice Mkandawire, we thank him for providing sound advice to the leadership of the CCAP Synod of Livingstonia. We agree that they need to preach peace, justice, love, tolerance, forgiveness and reconciliation. Those are on the side of Rev. Chimwemwe Mhango welcome the proposal for negotiations through the CCAP General Synod and being lay people in law, we believe the issue is still on the negotiating table and the Synod has not yet won a case against itself.

Finally, we urge the courts not to entertain church matters anymore. There are certain issues that are difficult to prove in the court of law. For example, can we prove whether or not the decisions by our Men in White Collar in both camps are inspired by the Holy Spirit or the devil is at the center of the whole saga? Your answer is as good as mine. Justice Mkandawire therefore has a very good point; church matters should be resolved using church structures.

Bravo Justice Charles Ching’anya Mkandawire.

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47 thoughts on “CCAP wins a case against itself”

  1. onaphi says:

    people you are comenting ignorantly. chimwemwe has secured a job outside malawi, its not first time he has done this. my advise to chimwemwe is leasve the synod alone and go

  2. kate says:

    ARTICLE WELL WRITTEN AND WELL UNDERSTOOD. BRAVO. VICTOR KAONGA. MWANA WAKUKAYA!

  3. Peter Simon says:

    I do go to Kanengo CCAP under Rev. Chimwemwe Mhango to this very day. I have never been a signatory of any letter to the Synod to the effect that I am no longer a Member of the Livingstonia Synod. As such, I consider myself as a Member of the CCAP Synod of Livingstonia. I voluntarily left Nkhoma Synod without providing a notice and voluntarily joined the Livingstonia Synod without applying.

    Victor is right. The two factions are members of one family. Likewise the Synods of Nknoma and Livingstonia are still one. It is a naked truth that northerners who have remained in Nkoma Synod upon dealth, they are recognised as Christians by the Livingstonia Synod and receive full honours just like any deceased member of the Livingstonia Synod.

    Put church politics aside and reconcile for the sake of the followers.

  4. Patrick Mwale says:

    well said. ali ndi khutu amve. Kodi Chimwemwe Mhango solution yake idzikhala yomweyo? he took a similar stand before he went to RSA for studies when told to transfer.

  5. Wankulu says:

    weldone your majesty

  6. Mathews Kapanda says:

    i agree with victor kaonga

  7. GRM says:

    ALL CHURCHES BREAK OUT OF CATHOLIC CHURCH BECAUSE OF FIGHTING FOR MONEY AND IT IS REPEATING ITSELF HERE WITH THIS CHURCH. There is only one church that has its roots in the 12 Apostles. The Catholic Church. All churches are pretenders. The first to break from the Catholic the Lutherans were running away from paying Tithe. Imagine!!! A priest, Martin Luther of German, thought that you can be christian without paying tithe. He also establish a church to Marry. KKKKK. Chigololo basi. The next were Anglicans, the Church of Scotland. King George married second wife and was expelled from Catholic church. He influenced the English to break away so that priests should marry. Shaa. Reasons for breaking away are becoming interesting. Then the Pentecostal came on stage accusing every one of memorizing prayer and promising healing and wealth while demanding chopereka. MMM. Ingobwererani kumputo. MULUNGU ANGAKULANGENI.

  8. Saiziyakana says:

    The Good Rev should be spared for the Area 25 big people – thats what Mr Kaonga is saying. Apa ndiye pafika polakwika. What should these protestants be told. A protestant within protestant church. Invasion over invasion. Think positively – a church is supposed to be larger than a a pastor. Euthini – needs the good pastor also – and sacrifice is the name – do not hide greed behind agreements – have proper agreements with God… to preach to the end of the earth. Wakupezererani pastor wozisaka – makutu anu agontha. Zimachitika kuti muyaluse church chimene mukunena kuti ndi mtundu.
    ou never know pastor wobwerayo – womupatsa mwayiyo could be sent by God and get more nkhosa kumwamba than music only. That is the mystery of the Most High.
    Koma ayi – ka pastor kathuka ndiye moto – based on human thinking.

  9. dadaboma says:

    Victor Kaonga watumidwa ndi Mhango? You seem to have no proper thinking. Mhango is a shameful pastor. You don’t refuse to minister to people just because they’re poor.

  10. benson says:

    The courts have unlimited jurisdiction in matters of litigation. Why should they not hear church matters? Let us not restrict the judicial space in whatever matters. This is other time there was an outcry that courts should not preside over cases involving traditional chiefs. What precedent are we setting?

  11. Malawi says:

    Luck of information or hiden information so why waiste peoples precious time mr kaonga ? go and research first from both camps then come with a tangible article

  12. ptoknbc says:

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  13. Tengupenya says:

    money matters matter more than anything else even in church environments

  14. ngongoliwa says:

    Nyondo watora tchalichi nga nda kuchitipa, too greedy.
    The problem is that there is a lot of corruption in the church these days.
    Nyondo is stinky rich coz of same CHURCH GATE.

  15. Rodriguas says:

    Lilongwe CCAP of Livingstonia Synod? Oh! What a name. This territorial encroachment is the genesis of all these problems. Open your spiritual eyes.

  16. Phonyokore says:

    Mr Kaonga from whch perspective r u basing ur argument or whatever this is called? I would suggest u go to ur room, lock the door, kneel down n pray to God to gv u d revelations on ths issue bcoz it seems as though u r basing it on human assumptions.
    much as I understand u being a ‘journalist’ the’re som issues w dont rush in commentin jUx bcoz we want to, its high tym Malawi had journalists who thought outside d box! u cud av written this article in such a way that ddnt show u were on one side but u chose to do the opposite, kut ifeyo titani a Victor huh?

    anthu enanu mumangofunika kukhala chete pa nkhani zina, si chilichonse mumayenera kuchita nawo, zili ndi aeni wake izi, wat u av written here has jux confused me n am sure a lot of ppo too, mumapemphera kut? if at all u pray?

    one advice to; fufuzani nkhani from both sides osangothamangira kuyankhula!!!!!!
    za ziiiiiiiiii! !!! bac inu nkudzuka muli ndilemba za Mhango lero, mukadadziwa mukadapitiriza kugona! nanga mwapindulapo chani? cha ku mtima chaphwa? ndi za church izi osat ndale

    ndatha ine wanu phonyokore!!!!!!

  17. khame says:

    Mbowe u lie, a pastor in Livingstonia is supposed to stay 4 yrs then can be transfered not called. As for Kanengo the calling ‘ukwati’ is for 4yrs of which the pastor did not complete. Mbowe u comment on other synod’s policies and not Linia. The columnist right.synod is to win souls not buildings or plots of land. Synod should not drift away from the great commission.

  18. Nyaviyanga says:

    Kawonga doesnt know the Synod had engaged some senior Reverends including retired ones several times to reason with then Rev.Chimwemwe as regards to his transfer.
    Kawonga does not know that Chimwemwe is being encouraged by some rebel reverends (about three influential ones) all of whom the Synod knows.Kawonga just has personsl hatred with the Synod looking at the other issues he is levelling agsinst the Synod. It is no sensical to say the Synod has filed a case against itself when he clearly knows that Chimwemwe is leading a Breakaway Congregation which officially in black and white decided to leave the Synod.Kawonga doesnt know that every organisation has its own rules and regulations and he can not apply TWR rules to govern the Synod of Linia.Kawonga is a misinformed person about the way transfers are administered in the Synod and on formation of congregations. He himself should do research. He should know that Chimwemwe does not know that changing Synod rules and regulastions goes thru a process. Its not a one man show. You cannot start mpingo without structures.Let Chimwemwe go bac to his drawing Board.

  19. lole says:

    hrhegeeeee dyela atumbuku inuuu kkkk lilongwe church of mzuzu diocese kkkkk a catholic sangachite zadyelazo koma a ccap mtumbuka kkkkkkkk

  20. lole says:

    obalalika nonse a ccap livingstonia synod imakhala ku lilongwe munathawa kumidzi kumpoto kwanuko mbalame inuuuuuu dyela basi atumbuka inu

  21. kamfwiyo trig.point says:

    CCAP synod of Livingstonia si ya munthu koma zikuonetsa kuti ambiri. ali ndi ma shares ku synod, ndikuonela ma comments, otelewa ndawafufuza bambo awo anali ma pastor, nde akutenga synod as a house hold item. ngati wakulira ku ekwendeni laytraining Centre sikwanu.

  22. kamfwiyo trig.point says:

    the writer is true I see no reasons to expel the pastor, if the congregation needed the pastor, synod could have followed that. Autocratic, dictatorship. yalowa kwambiri ku mipingo. kuyimikanso kuliko (munditumize ku mpingo wa kanengo, pa mwezi you will get something from me) why? chopeleka ndi chambili than ku mphompha prayer house.
    ..mundilakwitsa.,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, “”””mukonze zimenezo tiazibusa taziphuphu tichoseni. tikuononga mpingo wa Thu.

  23. The writter seems know much more than the laws of the livingstonia church. What are rules of transfers of Pastors in CCAP Churches if the livingstonia followed the rules then Chimwemwe ngwadyera what I know pastors is suppose to be at the church for three years after that amayitanidwa with another church unless no any other church have shown interest in him

  24. Unbelievable! says:

    It is evident that Victor Kaonga is one of Rev Chimwemwe Mhango followers or a great sympathiser. To Mr Kaonga, Rev Mhango and those that demonised the Livingstonia Synod and infact wrote a letter informing the Synod that ADOMOKA (moved out of Livingstonia) mu Synod are saints and had done nothing wrong. I question if Kaonga is a christian wo looks at the issue fairly. One point conveneately left out by Kaonga is to highlight that Mhango was sent to Ekwendeni Theological college before coming to Lilongwe. His coming to Lilongwe was to pursue an Masters degree that would enable him ably lecture musuc at a branch of University of Livingstonia based at Ekwendeni. Besides lecturing he was to be parish minister at Ekwendeni. He stopped tudying and did not want to go to teach. The other point deliberately left out by Kaonga is that Revelands are called to preach the word wherever they are sent by Synod. Mhang did not specialize in preaching in cities. Kanengo congregation did not employ the Rev. He was under Synod and he should know better his condition of service. He failed to provide leadership to the congregation. It was to his liking that members of the congregation went about protesting and doing demonstrations like party or NGO members. Livingstonia Synod accepted and reconized the breakawy group as exercising their freedon of asembly and had no reason of forcing them to come back.

    So Kaonga STOP feeding peple frm one side of stoy

    Livingstonia CCAP is over 150 years old and for christians at Kanengo to behave arrogantly towards the authorities with the hope that awapembeze is a serious miscalcuration. A church that has survived for that long has had such cases in the passed. Chimwemwe is not the first one to rebel and will not be the last one. A church of God will go on and if Chimwemwe wants to start his own church let him go ahead. Three or four Revelands in Blantyre Synod broke away and started PCM.

    So Mr Kaonga stop feeding people with wrong information. Every organisation has set procedure of conducting business. If memebrs dont agree they are free to move out. Synod went to courts because Kanenego and Rev Mhango wrote to Synod that the no longer blong to Livingstonia. They are NOT CCAP members and how did you think the Synod could summon people who are NOT members. Let the break away group surrender what belongs to Synod and move on with their spiritual life with Mhango. Whether they will call him Bishop, Prophet, Evangelist or Pope its up to them.

  25. James says:

    Who Are you to start advising ccap livingstonia you have issues with your wife. Had you kept silent your stupidity would not have been exposed

  26. Happiness Mwanza says:

    Victor Kawonga who started the issue of going to court, Chimwemwe camp or Synod? Chimwemwe went to court to stop synod from transferring him but now you are showing that you are Chimwemwes puppet and you have been brain-washed. Please go back to your drawing table and re-do your homework. Ukafunsile bwino bwino from both camps otherwise your tricks are known whereby you would like to corrupt pipos minds including court, God is watching.

  27. Mnngulu says:

    Ignorance at best. Mhango was transferred to Ekwendeni on promotion to be head of station and teach music. His transfer was in order as promotion is one reason to transfer a reverend “married” to a congregation. When he refused to move and second could not keep Ekwendeni without head another reverend had to be posted to Ekwendeni. Hence his transfer to Euthini. Reverends, including Chimwemwe, vowed to serve anywhere. We have seen some reverends from Lilongwe CCAP Sysno of Livingstonia going to Nthungwa and never resisted. What is so special about Chimwemwe.

  28. Fraser says:

    This Guy Chimwemwe ndi mbava ma scandle Ali thoo ndi azikazi aweni mu church momwemo and yet their husbands are clapping fo him, Lord have mercy. Each and every lunchtime he was buying lunches st Galitos and eating with one of the members if his church I’ve mu mpingo.

  29. Ma says:

    What do you expect from Chitipa dimwits in the likes of Nyondo? These are politicians at heart disguised as pastors. …mitundu yaku Chitipa???? Once these imbeciles from CP came to head Livingston ccap, if you follow, it was the beginning of trouble and problems with this synod…check it!!! When the leadership was from Mzimba guy, the synod was great…koma Chitipa boys, brought fights with Nkhoma synod and the Kanengo branch itself was born iut if Nyondos devil lead coalition trust me…that’s not the Holyspirit work ….search me!

  30. Menard Wantheza says:

    This so called M’busa is crooked khosi pinde apa ngati munthu weniweni, ndi mfiti uyu mukhulupilira patsogoli. He has bn telling this nation in different medias kuti watuluka Synod so why is he clinging to Synod properties. Why can’t he move some where and start his own Church ngati akuzimva udolo.

  31. johnM says:

    What if Robert Laws had refused his posting to what would be called Nyasaland in late 19th century, would Livingstonia Synod have existed today? As far as I am concerned, Mhango was wrong.

  32. Xmlw says:

    Mark 3:25 NIV
    [25] If a house is divided against itself, that house cannot stand.

  33. munyenyembe says:

    i cant finish reading ur paper but kodi chimwemwe muhango ndi ufiti chani?? iiiiiii ayi achoke kaya amadalira mulungu wake uti?? aaaaaaaaa ngati amutumiza kwina bvuto ndi chani??

  34. Oliver Twist says:

    Tawonga chomeni wa Dada wa Kaonga. Kulemba kwinu nthena apa kwatingwerusya tawanandi. Munyakhe angalembanga chara kuti mukutemwa wa Chimwemwe Mhango cha! Imwe mwalembanga umo vinthu viri kuwira kuti zifike pakuweruzgana mu Khoti la ziko la pansi pa vinthu va ku chanya. Ndopa za waDada Yesu Mkhristo zikathikanga pa mphinjika para kutingwerusya not kuti tiwenge kumanyuma yayi, kweni kuti tiwenge wakudangira na vamucharo.

  35. The real Ujeni says:

    Palibe nkani apa, don’t try to drag this issue and make an anti hill out of it.If you are employed and you are not happy with a your transfer, just resign.

  36. Zakeyu says:

    Uyu ndiwamwano uyu!!! Anyway he’ll go down in history as the first Pastor to be stripped of his ‘holy collar’…….. What a shame!!!!
    These are what we call Fruits of Encroachment, Nkhoma Synod is enjoying this show.

  37. Yes we are christians but all of us humbleness and love both we dont have as a blessing by the Lord. Ngakhale Ambuye adanena mau tiligu ndi nansongore zikulire limodzi pokolora tizadziwa.Anaona zili mumipingo nthawiyo lerolino ndi ku nthawi zosatha.Afarisi, Asaduki, Alembi, Olemera, Ophunzira kwambiri, Andale, Mafumu, Mabwana onsewa ali komweko akusangalala kudyerera mukati mwa nkosa zamwini wake muzina ndi mau a Mulungu.Ndipo zizindikiro ndizimenezi ndi mau oti yidye pamene ayimangilira.Learn how Jesus Christ raised money to run his ministry? And how the funds was used despite preaching nonsense about Judas Iscariot.Judas, Mathew, and Andrew are the best examples christians must learn how financialy the name of God can be glorified.Churches have become like govt sucking everything from the poor to enable the big ones grow fat and rich.Learn from T.B.Joshua all the wealth goes to the needy millions widows/widowers,orphans,disabled,aged,sick spiritualy or physically.We need to raise up and walk out of darkness otherwise church leaders many are still political party leaders.God have mercy we are dishonoring your name.

  38. Good Citizen says:

    Victor,

    You could have summerised your story. kulemba zambiri sikudziwa kulemba. siunaphuzire kufupikitsa nkhani?

    There is a lot of nonsense in your strory. ndangowelenga kufika half ndikuisiya.

  39. Good Samaritan says:

    atumbuka opemphera ngati akukangana okha-okha, kuli bwanji ndi osapemphera?
    atumbuka ngati akukangana okha-okha kuli bwanji ndi mitundu ina?
    Thats why they need federal system of govt, but even if they can have their own Govt, they will still fight themselves.
    Viatumbuka vilije nkhalo

  40. kambwali says:

    kanga u should advice ur rev Mhango to apologise to the synod for the shame he brought to himself and the body of christ

  41. Ada Banda says:

    I am a CCAP and will remain the same but Livingstonia Synod brings shame than than proud of all the Synods in Malawi. Its crystal clear its not guided by the holly spirit but other forces. Its a shame FOTSEKI……

  42. Jackson Mzinza says:

    All what Victor has written is Chimwemwe version in fact these are Chimwemwes views Victor is being use I don’t know what he wants to achieve. How many times has the Synod invited Chimwemwe if you don’t know this guy is rude and very arrogant. He has tried in several kccassions to use pipo like Victor Kawonga, the youths of his church and some few digrantled elders to fullfill his hidden agenda. This guy has torture d some members if the Church who are at TTC while still in his Church just because they were against his plan of refusing transfer and rising against Synod just to please him or to suit his wish. Chimwemwe is a dictator if you don’t know him Victor Kawonga pipo were signing papers forcefully, realy? Even the thing you call Ntchemo (kukwatisa) you are mentioning was his idea, I hear he lied to his then executive that Late Rev TAG Mwandira (RIP) told him that he was retiring and wanted a successor at Lilongwe Congregation of Linia so he chose Chimwemwe. Members of his then executive feared the costs of the processes which the churches inccure when Rev are moving in and out its expensive. Members asked him Chimwemwe as somebody who knows Synod systems he told the not to worry and came up with the story of Kujwatisa and told his Executive and Session that Kukwatisa was the only way out. But still thou anakwatisa he was given conditions kuti anytime Synod ikamufuna it can do so. Why is Victor not mentioning kuti in his new executive three members of the new executives (Second Session Clerk, First Treasurer and deputy treasurer) resigned after seing his politics against the Synod and the way he was using church monies for his own use. Victor have you ever visited genuine members if the Synod at TTC they went there out of respect they didn’t want want was going to be a physical fight in the house of God.

  43. khazikhazi says:

    Rev.Mhango, you are really a true man of God. Light in you attracts all sorts of insects,good or bad.
    Remember our master Jesus,remember.He was denied by his own people because he had something different from them.I believe you have something different from them,hence the fighting.I believe one day you will rise to a greater man. This is your stepping stone. Rev Mhango woyeeeee!!!!!!!

  44. Kingsley Jika says:

    True, Victor, when one considers the massive structure that the Livingstonia Synod is, its history, its contribution to health, education, politics and above all, the spread of the gospel, it boggles the mind they could resort to litigation. The Institution of church should learn to use in-house structures to iron out their differences. After all, these courts have so much on their table to turn Judges in the House of the Lord. This is a wise writing, Victor, and it tells you’re the same old great humble servant of old. GOD bless you and our Wonderful Nation.

  45. Tony says:

    Love this article. I am a CCAP member “by birth” and I have never really liked the way the Synod runs things. The treatment Mhango got to be thrown to Euthini is just spiteful and vindictive- personalities not to be associated with church. The Synod pushes it’s members to be paying/giving all sorts of monetary contributions(mostly from the poor) but look how the Synod executive lives their lives. Mhango was more a threat to the Synod than to God’s work.

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