Off the wall of Charles Simango: Tribute to Brussels Mughogho

Today, I am remembering Chanache’s observation which he once made on a Programme on MBC, sometime, in the early 90s, that in his long career as an undertaker, he had come to the conclusion that death has seasons.

Brussels Mughogho

Brussels Mughogho

In an interview with Gospel Kazako, Chanache said there is a time when it is just children’s coffins going out of his workshop – so many you cannot miss the pattern. Then comes a time when the adults come in, and even then, their season is gender- based – at one time it will just be women dying, lots of them. Then there is a time for men, plenty of them checking out.

Well, he should have added that there is also a season for exceptionally good people to go. Of course, we are all good to our families and friends – even Hitler was a good man to Eva Braun. But I am talking, here, about those who are ‘gooder’ to MORE people than just their family and friends. You know the kind, the rare kind actually, the selfless and usually sacrificial-minded people. And these past few days seemed to have been such a season for me.

I never had a chance to know Brussels Mughogho, very well, but I did hear and read lots of good things about him. I have no doubt in my mind that he was an exceptionally good man. Brussels went to be with Lord today. My condolences go to his family and all the people he touched with his heart in the course of his work and beyond, for, indeed, his kindness seems to have flowed well beyond his work.

And then there was this amazing gentleman, Gomezgani Nyirenda, whom I came to know from the church I used to go to in Blantyre. Gome went to be with the Lord a few days ago. And boy, what a man he was!

You know how, for most of us, being godly is all about praying a lot and sinning less? Well, for Gome, it was all about working for God, literally – FOR FREE! Day in, day out, he was onto something, winning and keeping souls for the Church, often times at the expense of his own family and livelihood. And more than that, he expected no material return from those he helped spiritually and those he brought into God’s fold.

Once in a while he would send me a message asking if there was anything he would pray for me about. I gave him a few requests, knowing very well he had God’s attention. Looking back I think I should have sent him my entire laundry list of prayer requests. For that is all he cared about – helping others see and receive the riches of God’s grace.

Gome was focused on the one thing that pleases the Father – to be fruitful and he bore lots of fruits, after his own kind, himself being a fruit after his own Saviour.

And knowing what I know, now, it seems like he lived his life knowing that his was going to be a short race and so he ran it like the sprint it was, with a high velocity dash. And, boy, did he ran it well!

What a man, what a warrior for Christ. Rest well Atsogoleri.

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36 thoughts on “Off the wall of Charles Simango: Tribute to Brussels Mughogho”

  1. Blair Chirambo says:

    Brussels, no doubt that we cry at your demise. You were really humble & an adviser to many since I knew you at RUSESCO. MAY YOUR SOUL REST IN PEACE.

  2. People talk of legacies to leave whe they’re gone. I think this is the legacy one should leave when she/he is gone. I don’t know the people mentioned in the tribute but by looking at the comments below the tribute everyone agrees in unison which means a lot. May Their Souls Rest In Temporary Peace, Because they will be resurrected & live eternally.

  3. Utali says:

    Oh no! What happened ? I am very saddened by this. My deep felt condolences to the family. He was a personal friend. Sad to use the word “was”. OMG

  4. hst says:

    well written tribute. So moving! Some people depart to be with Lord. May their souls rest in eternal peace.

  5. malili says:

    Brussels Mughogho gone what a loss! I once worked with him at Action aid he was indeed humble treated everyone as a sister or brother, gone too soon zoona abwino sakhalitsa. May his soul rest in peace where is the vigil taking place please those who have details let us know.

  6. Cyd Kumwenda says:

    Really sad of the loss. May their souls Rest in Peace. Once again a thankyou to Charles Simango for the tribute.

  7. jona mtowa says:

    Martins lest in peace. Mzenga wil mis u

  8. Mapezajpk says:

    Tawina mpoto tafwa! Chiuta wapembuzge Wa kubanja wise chibingu chikulu icho chatiwira pa nyengo iyi! RIP!

  9. joseph nyirongo says:

    rest in peace

  10. Shadreck Ulaya says:

    May the soul Brussels and of all the departed rest in eternal peace

  11. Munyane says:

    Wene mpoto mwafwa tafwa chiuta ngwankongono

  12. What a testimony!! He loved God. He loved people.. He has gone a head of us.

  13. kemwa says:

    u mean he was sick?

  14. Moses Makoko says:

    I don’t know both of these gentlemen but l am touched in the way they have been described. Rest in peace you heroes of faith of our day!

  15. ethel musa says:

    condolences to the family

  16. changalikandu pwagu says:

    Thank you Charles, for blessing us with your one-in-a-kind writing style. Even if I didn’t know Brussels, your words alone have shed light so eloquently on his personality and his worth to those he had befriended or been family with.

  17. Cashgate1 says:

    What happened to Brussels? RIP

  18. tiatumbuka says:

    I have wasted my time reading this nosense. Who is bulaselez mentioned here? Just because wafayu ndi wakwithu ndiye ikhale nkhani? Mxiii!

  19. Inclusion says:

    Rest in Peace Nganya You were a good man

  20. Happy Eduardo says:

    Brussels muyende bwino tidzaonana Yesu akadzaonekera mu mlenga lenga kudzatenga atumiki ake. We shared jokes, we worked together and may you rest in eternal peace. I will miss you.

  21. chatonda says:

    There is also time for Tumbuka , Achewa and Lomwes to die at their own specific speed and we are yet to prove this adage. Sometimes big men and women to go at their own time. Wait for God’s calling because it will happen as accidents are happening on the Dedza -Salima road.

  22. Kenneth Bwanali says:

    I interacted with Brussels three months ago. He was such a humble person. I cant believe that he is gone. May His Soul Rest in Eternal Peace.

  23. Lieutenant says:

    May his soul rest in peace. Mwatikomola imwe ba Brussels.

  24. m3 says:

    RIP Brussels,and condolences to the Family.Charles,Gome’s Death was a real tragedy – shook me as well.Aselfless, kind hearted Mtumiki to the bones. He really lived his life for His Lord,Family and everyone he met as he discharged his spiritual duties.Will miss his daily devotio
    nal verses shared to all who knew him.’Odala iwo ofa mwa Ambuye’ Mbusa Gome anagona ali mu Utumiki.How Special! zosililika zedi.May Jehova rest his soul in Everlasting peace.

  25. Kondwani Webster Kachali says:

    We lovd u Brussels bt God hmsef has lovd u much zat u ve accepted his kal. Lord ve mercy on his family & may Brussels Soul Rest In Peace.

  26. Vilakagwenths says:

    Brussels was humble and always would tell you the truth no matter what. Rest in peace my home Boy

  27. Ngiyakufisela ntcheu says:

    Brussels gone to be with the Lord? what happened? Amadwalala? Please, provide the details.

  28. Malawian!!! says:

    May the good Lord comfort the Mughogho family and protect them on the way to Rumphi.

  29. Harrison Tembo says:

    Last week it was MP CP Mangulwnje of Zomba Chisi. Humble, lived in his constituency. Missed by many already.

  30. Richard says:

    Very sad to learn that this great icon has passed on. I remember meeting Brussels at MIM some few years ago and he encouraged me to follow a programme similar to the one he did. Yes, Brussels was good. May the LORD God comfort his family. MHSRIP!

  31. lonny mdeza says:

    may his soul rest in iternal peace and God comfort the family

  32. Jali says:

    Rest in peace my boss!

  33. Isaac Phiri says:

    Rest in eternal Peace Brussels and may the Lord comfort the family

  34. Dikisan says:

    Akwasu, lomba muchithani? May His Soul Rest In Peace!

  35. Philemon Gondwe says:

    May his soul rest in iternal peace

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