Seventh-Day Adventist Church elder arrested for threatening pastor

Out-going church elder for Seventh-Day Adventist (SDA) Church in Namiwawa, Blantyre is currently in police custody for allegedly threatening the church’s pastor and elders.

Nedi Kachimanga, 47, and expected to end his tenure as church elder this month end, was arrested on Wednesday at around 4pm, Blantyre police have confirmed.

Blantyre police Public Relations officer, Elizabeth Divala said Kachimanga allegedly sent threats to his pastor, Masco S. Chataika and a new elder a Mr. Eneya through mobile phone Short Message Service

“He has been charged with the offence of Intimidation,” said Divala.

Kachimanga and his accomplices (currently not identified) sent SMSs threatening Chataika and Eneya on the night of Monday (08th December, 2015) and in the morning of Wednesday (09th December, 2015) following long-standing disagreement over church affairs.

They sent the alleged SMSs through a new Sim Card and thereafter dumped it after use. Currently law-enforcers are hunting for his accomplices.

Kachimanga- an electrical contractor by profession- is expected to leave the position of church elder during elections set for 31st December, 2015.

Information Nyasa Times has sourced and verified, indicate that Kachimanga and pastor Chataika never see each other eye-to-eye especially over church finances.

Kachimanga is not new to controversy, as he is reported to have man-handled Chataika’s predecessor. Chataika joined the church in July this year.

Nedi Kachimanga hails from Kabwazi village, T/A Makwangwala in Ntcheu district.

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Zosadabwisa izi; baibulo linalemba kale za izi, owerenga khalamaso. To all adventist take note of the communication below:

All the things that the bible revelled about end-time. Obweretsa ndi ma adventist nomwe. That’s what you need to know.

Keen Observer

Is this news?????? Intimidation? Come on guys. Anthu a Mulungu.

Bliss Martin Mitengo

If u c this type of filfy is happening in the church, not only at namiwawa,just now that u a nothing but the devil’s creatures.

There’s definitely something wrong with the leadership at Namiwawa SDA Church !! So soon after they fell out with the former pastor, they are at it again with the new pastor ! What do they think church is ? Is it a place to fight or worship God !! Come-on Namiwawa congregation, we have had enough of this bickering which is bringing the church into disrepute ! If you are not ready to work amicably amongst yourselves, maybe it’s time the Namiwawa branch became closed so that members revert to the mother church in Nyambadwe or Chinangwa !! We cannot… Read more »

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Barry the hatchet and forge ahead! These are just minors the covered is coming. Fear the Lord and give His due respect. The elder has sinned against the Lord and Pastor has sinned against the Lord in either ways. Do you want to sin the Lord through commenting irresponsibly? No, refrain from common sins.

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