Hundreds pay respects to Kaswaya: Malawi Anglican priest burial Friday

Anglican Church Christians from Blantyre converged at College of Medicine mortuary to pay their last respect to former Public Affairs (PAC) Chairperson and Anglica Canon Fr. Constantine Kaswaya who died due to asthma at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital (QECH) in Blantyre.

Sombre-faces-at-the-mortuary....Photo-Jeromy-Kadewere

Sombre-faces-at-the-mortuary….Photo-Jeromy-Kadewere

Mouring the respected priest .Photo-Jeromy-Kadewere

Mouring the respected priest .Photo-Jeromy-Kadewere

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Anglican-Women-with-flowers..Photo-Jeromy-Kadewere.

College of medicine mortuary....Photo-Jeromy-Kadewere.

At the College of medicine mortuary….Photo-Jeromy-Kadewere.

 The casket of Rev-Kaswaya....Photo-Jeromy-Kadewere


The casket of Rev-Kaswaya….Photo-Jeromy-Kadewere

The late Kaswaya who has died at 65 served as PAC chair for two terms and also acted as Bishop of Anglican Diocese for Southern Malawi.

According to Bishop Alinafe Kalanda, the late Kaswaya had been fighting asthma at QECH until his death.

.At exactly 3:00pm on Thursday the Anglican faithfuls made a prayer before the body was taken to Mpingwe, the house of the late Kaswaya.

The body of the late Reverend Father Kaswaya is expected to be laid to rest on Friday, February 20 at Misesa cemetery after prayers at Holy Innocent Parish.

He was ordained as a priest in 1979

Kaswaya has served a lot of posts in the church and was also its vicar general.

Among other notable things, Kaswaya led leaders of all religious groups in Malawi, under their umbrella organisation – the Public Affairs Committee (PAC) during President Bakili Muluzi era at his official residence in Blantyre to express their concern over an unprecedented rise in state-sponsored political violence in the country.

Kaswaya signed the famous statement: “Choosing Our Destiny” which Pac authored in 2002 in protest to Muluzi’s campaign for a prolonged tenure of office.

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15 thoughts on “Hundreds pay respects to Kaswaya: Malawi Anglican priest burial Friday”

  1. Chaplain says:

    Glory be to God that he has fought a good fight and finished the race. Its unquestionable for him to move out this sinful territory and begin to enjoy another life.

  2. chosatheka says:

    May your saul rest in eternal peace. We will truely miss you.

  3. Mndala Weston says:

    Rest in God’s eternal peace Rev. Father.

  4. Special advisor says:

    Our hearts go to the family and the congregants for this loss. However, I just want to use the opportunity to say a few things: 1. Let us learn to acknowledge, commend, encourage and each other when we are still alive. The good things that we say when people die, would make people live happier lives if they heard them while still alive. We start dying slowly because of the unkindness in what we say about and do to each other. Encourage someone today. 2. Each one of us are living obituaries, we write them as we go about what we do. Noone should try to re-write obituaries just because the owner that wrote the original one is dead. Kaswaya wrote his obituary. How about you? Ndayowoya apa ka; mujipulikile.

  5. Hector Nkawihe says:

    RIP father, we loved you but God loved you so much. We will miss you greatly.

  6. Batuso says:

    May his soul rest in an Ertenal peace.

  7. Patriot says:

    RIP FATHER

  8. Mr.Bambo says:

    Go yee well Kachebere Major Seminary product.You were a shining star in our midst.

  9. May his soul rest in peace.

  10. fridae walusa says:

    may his soul rest in peace

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