Dark clouds have engulfed the Roman Catholic Church in Malawi following the death of Fr. Cosmas Maleka, who passed away on Tuesday after being involved in motorcycle accident at DzooIe in Ntcheu, Episcopal Conference of Malawi has confirmed.
ECM’s Secretary General Fr Henry Saindi said the accident happened at Dzoole in Ntcheu after a head on collision with a minibus which was overtaking other vehicles.
“The Catholic Secretariat of the Episcopal Conference of Malawi regrets to announce the death of Fr. Cosmas Maleka of the Diocese of Dedza. Fr. Maleka has passed away today, November 1, 2016 after being involved in motorcycle accident at DzooIe in Ntcheu,” Saindi said in a statement
Fr. Maleka was confirmed dead by Ntcheu District Hospital due to multiple injuries he suffered after a head on collision with a minibus which was overtaking other vehicles.
Burial mass according to the ECM will take place on November 3rd, 2016 at Bembeke cathedral starting from 10:00 a.m.
Fr Maleka was serving as Curate at Nzama parish. He was ordained priest in 2008 at Mtakataka parish and hailed from Chipoka parish.
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