Kanengo congregation in Lilongwe has split from the Church of Central Africa Presbyterian (CCAP) Synod of Livingstonia because of the controversy over the dismissal of Reverend Chimwemwe Mhango.
The synod dismissed Mhango citing rebellious acts after he and the congregation protested his transfer from Kanengo to Euthini in Mzimba.
But despite the dismissal, Mhango went to church on Sunday to minister as usual.
Apparenly, Mhango went to preach on a premise that there is a court order stopping his transfer and also the dismissal.
However, the synod did not want Mhango to lead the sermon as they wantesd to interrupt the church service and read a dismissal letter of Mhango.
That did not go well with the congregation and chaos followed.
And the congregation have agreed to secede from Livingstonia Synod of CCAP and follow Mhango to lead them in a “new ministry.”
Kanengo congregation’s deacon’s court clerk, Rose Ng’oma said they have made a “ careful thought” and decided to break away.
She said the congregation still wants Mhango to lead them and since he is dismissed in Livingstonia Synod, the decision also affects them and they will go with him.
Synod moderator Douglas Chipofya has said they are “saddened” at the decision of the members of Kanengo CCAP church to leave the Livingstonia Synod.
Chipfya said the synod will hold “discussions “ with the congregation to clarify the situation and determine the best way of preserving a Livingstonia Synod presence in the capital Lilongwe.
Mhango was ordained on April 24, 1994 and has served as a minister for various congregations up to date. He is also a renowned gospel musician and Musicians Union of Malawi (MUM) president.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :