Malawi Catholic priest killed in road accident

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.


Fr Maleka

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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May his soul Rest In Peace.


For once, I peal to my mother Catholic Church, desist giving Priests motorcycles. We have a history and precedence in Dedza Diocese how the motorcycles have killed and disabled a number of our beloved priests. Let’s find other means of transport and give them to our beloved priests. It’s quite sad we have lost a green and energetic priest.

mofolo woyera

Father Maleka rest in peace. Dead too young.

be humane

DPP please help us poor malawians can you stop these deaths please mpaka Billy Mayaya apange marching kuti anthu akufa kwambiri pa ngozi ndiye muchite act on this? Ife a MCP tikadzatenga boma pa 2034 pano imfa zonse zidzatha. Vote for MCP 2034 Bomaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa


yesterday was All Saints Day , today is the day for all Souls and Tomorrow in Blantyre Archdiocese is the dead priests days. In all these days we pray that god show his mercy on you

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