First Mangochi West Parliamentarian no more

The first Member of Parliament for Mangochi West Constituency in independent Malawi, George Ndomondo is no more. He died Monday  and was being buried on Tuesday.

Ndomondo: No more

Ndomondo: No more

He was elected MP soon after independence during the reign of Dr. Hastings Kamuzu Banda and got into Priesthood after he was released fron prison where he spent time for political reasons, the Anglican Diocese of Upper Shire (ADUS) has said.

“Yes, Canon Ndomondo died yesterday after a short illness, and the first First Requiem Mass was held at the Saint Peter and Paul Cathedral in Mpondas at 16:00Hours where a vigil was also observed.

“The Second Requiem and burial service is Tuesday. He will be laid to rest at the Old Mpondas Mission,” said the Right Reverend Brighton Vita Malasa, ADUS Bishop and Chairman of the Anglican Church in Malawi.

Bishop Malasa, who is the Main Celebrant of the Requiem Mass and Burial Service, disclosed that the late Ndomondo was together with others jailed at Dzaleka Maximum Prison accused of supporting the Late Honorable Masauko Chipembere.

“The late Reverend Canon George was the first Member of Parliament for Mangochi West Constituency soon after Independence during the reign of Dr. Hastings Kamuzu Banda but it is upon his release from the prison when he joined Priesthood and was ordained by the late Bishop Donald Arden in 1975,” said Rt. Rev. Malasa.

Rev.Ndomondo served in different positions in the Church including being acting Dean of St. Peter’s and Paul Cathedral in Mpondas, Vicar General, Archdeacon of Mangochi East and Archdeacon of Upper Shire then before the new Diocese of Upper Shire was formed in 2002.

“He also held positions of the Executive Director for Chilema Ecumenical Training and Conference Centre, served as Parish Priest for Chilipa, Malindi, Namwera, Mpondas, Mpinganjira, Liwonde, Mchenga among others,” said Bishop Malasa.

Has died aged 83 years is survived by a wife and children and grand children.

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9 thoughts on “First Mangochi West Parliamentarian no more”

  1. Wisdom Nkhoma says:

    Rest in peace Baba. It was at Chilema ETCC when we were revising “the Way of the Cross” booklet. On one page a certain priest suggested to change the phrase … msana wa Yesu ung’ambika ndi mikwapulo. He argued that msana sumang’ambika. I remember how you reacted, “Aaa! Aaa! Baba umang’ambika”. So you remembered the what you went through.

  2. SENTI Chimoka says:

    MCP ya anthu akale odziwa ndale . Anali muthu odzwika zedi. May his soul rest- in- peace

  3. Winston msowoya says:

    Goodby and sleep in peace brother George.I vividly recall our last day we parted after the arrival of our leader Masauko Chipembere from Ottawa,Canada to join his fellow compatriots in the Parliament on tenth of September 1964 to oppose Banda’s treacherous and heinous policies.George,your tenacious sense of nationalism never failed to arouse my admiration.You are indeed a hero of our nation that history itself will judge you.The present corrupt and misguided leadership is trying blindly to erase the authentic history of our country as to what precipitated the famous 9 th September 1964.George,that was the first multiparty revolt against dictatorship and injustice.George,you will vanish from us phisically,but spiritually,you will remain in our hearts as unwavering freedom fighter and a true son of our country.Sleep well George.

  4. Geoffrey Henock Mbuzi says:

    We worked, talked and shared with you Canon Ndomondo in many ways. Our belief is that you have accomplished your assignments from our Lord. May your Soul Rest in Eternal Peace.

  5. Mbiri zabwino zimenezi

  6. tuvitwana says:

    Wot a life worth CELEBRATING MURIP

  7. Kingsley Jika says:

    It is sad this great man of both the people and GOD is gone. I don’t know how many times I have read “The Life of George Ndomondo: Shepherd Boy, Clerk, Politician, Guerrilla General, Detainee, Priest”, a very rich book (he co-authored with Colin Baker) on Malawi’s history from the mouth of a participant and his moving personal story, a story that would make anyone say: “Surely, GOD saved this man for a purpose.” When I read this sad news, I went for the book again, looking at him on the cover, a complete human being in a brown jacket and a white collar, and I could not help but agree with him when he finishes the book with: “Truly, GOD moves in a mysterious way HIS wonders to perform!” Rest in peace Servant of GOD, you were a man complete, a full human story, no wonder you left us your life carefully packed in this wonderful book, Canon George!

  8. Mankhwala Khima says:

    Rest in peace anganga ,pa ukata pepani une Frank onbehalf of Matuyas

  9. Chipapwiche Kajhalwiche says:

    May his soul rest in peace.

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