MCP, UDF mourn Bishop Zuza: Requiem Mass set for Monday

Tributes have continued, with Malawi Congress Party (MCP) and United Democratic Front (UDF)  adding their voices following the death of one of its former MP Bishop Joseph Mukasa Zuza of Mzuzu Diocese of the influential Catholic Church, who died in a car crash on Thursday at the age of 59.

Bishop Zuza

Bishop Zuza

MCP president and leader of opposition Dr Lazarus Chakwera said he was saddened with the tragic death of the Catholic cleric.

“Bishop Zuza with whom I interacted in my life as a Church Minister and even after I joined politics was a warm and joyful minister of the gospel. He touched so many people with his courage, simplicity and openness,” said Chakwera.

He continued in his tribute:  “I speak on my own behalf and on behalf of all members of the Malawi Congress Party as I say that his early passing to the house of God leaves a vast number of us mourning.”

Chakwera said Bishop Zuza did not only contribute greatly to the nation as Chairman of the Episcopal Conference of Malawi  but also generally in ensuring that democracy and good governance are entrenched in this country.

“I assure all the Catholic Bishops in Malawi and brethren of the Roman Catholic Church of our sympathy, our solidarity and our prayers at this moment of his passing,” said Chakwera.

UDF through its spokesman Ken Ndanga also express sorrow to the death of the Bishop

“The UDF party will remember the late Bishop Zuza as a man of high integrity, fearless and gallant freedom fighter who stood with the people in time of need,” Ndanga told Nyasa Times.

His said UDF sends “deepest sympathy and condolences” to the family of Zuza, the Episcopal Conference of Malawi, the Mzuzu Diocese and the entire Catholic church for this untimely loss of a great shephered.

Meanwhile,  Catholic church has organised a Requiem mass to be held on Monday, 19th January 2015, at St Peters Cathedral in Mzuzu, starting from 10.00 AM.

The Most Reverend Archbishop Julio Murat, the Apostolic Nuncio for Malawi and Zambia will preside the Requiem mass.

According to the communications secretary Episcopal Conference of Malawi (ECM) which Zuza chaired,  Fr. Andrew Kaufa, the bishop was driving himself along the Chikangawa-Nthungwa road, returning to Mzuzu, and his car rolled several times.

He was rushed to the hospital in Mzuzu, where he died.

Zuza will be laid to rest at Katoto, near the bishop’s house.

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45 thoughts on “MCP, UDF mourn Bishop Zuza: Requiem Mass set for Monday”

  1. Abdamadashu says:

    May God have mercy on the poor man.

  2. arkm says:

    my condolences to the family. nevertheless, I personally don’t agree when church leaders engage in worldly politics. most church leaders today are seen to be strong men only if they are vocal on the politics either of their country or international. I mean what is the scriptural basis of calling a head of state “chindere chakufikapo” which literally means “the most stupid person”?? Does the Bible teach this?? on the contrary, the Bible admonishes all of us to respect our worldly leaders because they exist just because God has allowed them to. Look at what Nyondo does. To me he is more of a politician than religious, spiritual man. Most of these church leaders are politicians but hide behind the curtains of religion. They is no scriptural basis for mixing the church and worldly politics.

  3. George Lihoma says:

    I will always remember you as very couragious cleric with the ‘Chindele’ saga.May my Bishop RIP.

  4. Paul Dolezar says:

    Kodi wasiya ana angati mmidzimu? Nanga zidzukulu ndi zidzukulutudzi? Paja katolika ili ndi two sets of rules Wansembe kapena bishop can have as many as possible concubines and unofficial wives(mitala) Mkhristu wamba amadululidwa masakrament akakwatira mitala

    1. Nnandi says:

      Let us be serious sometimes. Osamatengera chibwana paliponse, ndi imfatu iyi

  5. We will remember bishop Zuza for his soul touching homely and his boddness peech,to us we were taken him as a successor of late Archbishop James Chiona,Mzimu wawo uwuse mumtende wamuiraira

  6. Vavlov says:

    Rest in peace, Bishop

  7. LeoMesii says:

    Chindere chakufikapo

  8. Hastings Phiri says:

    Rest in eternal peace, you was rely our father in Jesus Christ.

  9. True patriot says:

    Let us celebrate the gift of His life,justice&peace,which God willingly gave to us through bishop Zuza.Lord forgive those who are writing bad comments,for they know not what they are doing.May his innocent soul rest in peace.

  10. Chifunilo says:

    RIP ZUZA we will YOU I remember the wise words “whosoever calls Himself perfect above all is wrong”
    RIP

  11. Phiri says:

    R I P

  12. Isaac chagwa mzuzu says:

    We loved you much Bishop but it seems God Himself has the best for you.We will never find your replacement for you stood in God and your deeds testify.RIP.There is joy in heaven when His saints ascend.May the good Lord bless your soul to eternity.

  13. frazer chinomba says:

    Zuza, R.I.P

  14. Wandale mmodzi wapita. Watsala mwakasungula. Pajatu a good tumbuka is a dead one.

  15. chindere says:

    Palibe wa muyaya bishop rip

  16. Matchado says:

    RIP Bishop Zuza . Mukatiperekele moni kwa Chindere Chakufikapo .

  17. opportunist says:

    Strong and brave leader .RIP

  18. Masiku omaliza says:

    Akatolika kukonda akazi, apa ana avutikatu. Ana amenewa atulukire poyera tiwadziwe.

  19. mshikaji says:

    RIp bishop Zuza

  20. R.I.P. OUR DEAR BISHOP

  21. raekwon says:

    Rip Zuza i will miss u

  22. rudolf says:

    R.I.P zuza rest in peace rudo

  23. Thomas says:

    BISHOP JM ZUZA RIP

  24. ASAAÀAAA…. ULI NI SOKA IWE ‘ZINAZI’. YOU TALK ILL OF ANY DISCIPLE OF GOD OR IMAM… AND THE WRATH OF GOD WILL DESCEND ON YOU. FATWA: WHOEVER YOU ARE ‘ZINAZI’ MAY THE ANGER OF GOD FALL ON YOU AND YOUR CHILDREN AND YOU SHALL NOT SUCCEED IN YOUR LIFE ON EARTH!

    1. zinazi says:

      Israel can never be cursed, I just want to bless you. We are speaking of what we know. Other people can never be cursed next time don’t use such weapons coz we carry power once I can say u’l die today that can happen instantly but the Bible doesn’t allow us to curse others but to bless them.

  25. Kalanga says:

    RIP

  26. Wadya zache alibe mlandu says:

    a very poor comment from zinazi.
    May his soul rest in eternal peace. He was a fearless minister. I will remember you for the sermon you gave at comesa.

  27. Masiye says:

    Rip zuza

  28. popi says:

    we will miss you zuza!, rest in peace.

  29. cletus says:

    what a loss?may his soul rest in peace

  30. Tnt Dynamite says:

    Rip

  31. zandile says:

    Nyasa times’ your website is the worst I have read. How do you allow people to insult others? Late Bishop Zuza does not deserve to be insulted, let alone other Bishops.

  32. Osaseweletsa anthu amulungu. says:

    Osaseweletsa anthu a mulungu

  33. joseph says:

    RIP. U WILL ALWAYS BE REMEMBERED

  34. Dr. Mango says:

    ‘Zinazi’ do not write useless comments. We are mourning the Bishop. If you have no wise comments just be quiet.

  35. Abig loss to Malawi.May his soul RIP.

  36. zinazi says:

    Zinazi ansembe komatso ma fathers muziganiza mumabeleka ana ndi akazi omwe mayenda nawo koma anawa simuwakodzera tsogolo. Apa atalere ana azuza ndani.? Komanso a Tchalitchi wansembe akamwalira chuma chake chotse ndibwino chizipita kwa azibale awo. Zoona watsembe kumwalira ndikumatumiza malaya okha kwawo.

    1. Wodala says:

      Zinazi,
      Ypi seem to have a grudge agaist the Catjolic church
      That grudge is robbing you off your reasonong power. I dont see much sense , let alone any relevance on what you are talking about.
      Dont reduce yourself into a cartoon, Sir

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