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
(SMSs).

“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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46 thoughts on “Seventh-Day Adventist Church elder arrested for threatening pastor”

  1. Francis says:

    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.

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

  3. Bliss Martin Mitengo says:

    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.

  4. D.Chilema says:

    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 continue hearing about the mess that is Namiwawa SDA Church !! You are behaving like a bunch of thugs and not christians and we have had enough of this foolishness !!

    D.Chilema

  5. Munthuwamba says:

    There is more to christianity than kusunga sabata kokha.

  6. GRM says:

    Kuba kuli mpingo. Wina mpingo ungobebesa paper sunday ati amangire warehouse koma zaka nkumatha no foundation? OLAKWADI NDIIFE TIMATCHUKA NDI KUPELEKA MTAUNIMU MAKOLO AKUGONERA MANGO KUMUDZI

  7. Kawonga says:

    Nthawi ya kusadziwa mulungu analekerela

  8. BEXTRA says:

    Nthawi yakwana ya chiweruzo cha MULUNGU wathu!!! Oyera akhale chiyerere ndi iwo oyipa chiipire pakuti nthawi iri pafupi!!! MARANATHA!!!

  9. Hardson says:

    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.

  10. chinguwo Mayi wa Dorica says:

    kodi sumadziwa kuti ndine mwana wampesaa!!!! misewu ndi yagolide makoma ndi asikipiyii…..mwamkana simwana wache….mwamkana muwomboli..akachimanga ngati mukufuna mipando yamuyaya pitani ku FAM..

  11. Spectator. says:

    Very sad indeed, ndalama zaononga mipingo. Ampingo osapempha Mulungu mutaopsyezedwa koma mwati mupite ku police. Ndinudi a Seventh day simuziwa chi Khristu. Pemphero la Ambuye limati chani abale a mpingo inu kawerengeniso lonse

  12. maganizo says:

    churchgate yazafuta pamenepo kufuna kunyambita zamkachisi podziwakuti imadya pamene ayimangirira.

  13. Evangelist says:

    Koma pena pake a kachimangawo nkuwaziwa bwino lomwe ine adayeneradi kulowa nchitokosi padali mbusa Mhanda adacoka apanso uyu sakufunidwa. Ai apapa south Malawi field ichite act moyenera mwina angowavula u elder anthuwa coz apapa dzina la Mpingo likuvulidwa moonyasa. Ma elders akumeneku ngamphumphu nkuwaziwa ine. Eneya ngofasa zedi. Ndipo u elder unamkhala koma uyu Kachimangayu iiiiii asatilaule nazo. Awatchule anzake ameneyu asatiipisire mpingo pliz

  14. wechete says:

    ena siawa amkulu ampingo amene akungogwira matako a amkazi a ambusa wow opumawa zochititsa manyazi

  15. KWACHA DZUKNI says:

    IS THERE ANY DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ELDER AND PASTOR? PASTOR IS ELDER ACCORDING TO SCRIPTURE. APA NDIYE KUTI MAPASTORS OKHAOKHA AMAOPSEZANA KOMA KUMENEKOOOOOOO

  16. Eye Witness says:

    When you have been cheating people that Saturday is a prayer day and not like any other day. When your followers discover that all has been lies and their money has been enriching few individuals (Pastors), they will stop at nothing but wanting to steal from the church as well. You can’t just tell them off for fear ???? oc the unknown (to be exposed). The seventh day that God rested after creating the world is long gone. Millions of days have passed. This makes Saturday equal to all other days. You may choose to pray any of the days in a week because there is no seventh day after creating the world but only for a week.

  17. buluzi says:

    Seventh day, ntchito uhule basi. To hell

  18. eleders says:

    These useless seventh day christians, all what they know is proper use of their long shafts and nginis. They use their shafts on the same day which they claim to be the most Holy Sabbath Day. Shameless animals. For sure these guys are fighting for women. Achenjeretsana basi agaru amenewa.

  19. SOOTHSAYER! says:

    OLAKWA NDIAMENE AMALOLA NDALAMA ZAWO ZIZIMENYANISA ANTHU!

  20. bolero says:

    He is behind technology. He managed to change sim card not the phone and the position or location. Be very careful these days. How could this be from electrical engineer. May God forgive you .the church forgive you too

  21. ineyo says:

    Anamuophyesa kuti chani kumamaliza nkhani a Maurice nanu mungotisiya mumalere

  22. Mulungu ndi wabwinoooo??? nthawi zonsee????….

  23. Mwadala Chifukwa Mwadziwa Choonadi Chake. says:

    Za mziko lapasi.

  24. Dausi Phiri says:

    Gosh Jesus is near.

  25. Mwadala Chifukwa Mwadziwa Choonadi Chake. says:

    Satan at work.
    This is satanic and not God’s. Even the Pastor and team knows it from heart.

  26. Stevie january says:

    Nkhani ndi pa Yesaya 48 vs 22.(kulibe mtendere ati yehova,kwa oipa.)ndiye musadabwe malemba amati mtengo uliwonse umadziwika ndi chipatso chake.ndewu,kaduka,dama,madano,chiwerewere ndi zina zambiri ndi ntchito za mdyerekezi.ndiye akulu ampingo akamachita zimenezi musamadabwe.iwo amangophudzitsa mawu koma samachita mawu ndipo iwowa ndi aphunzitsi onyenga.kwa iwowa tidzipatule.

  27. OKHUZIDWA says:

    ZOMVESA CHISONI MPINGO WA YEHOVA.ANTHU AMENEWA ANAYAMBILANA KALE KUKANGANA THE QUESTION IS WHY?

  28. prince says:

    This is uncalled for. Ndizija anthu amalozona nazo

  29. kwalewera Zinyemba says:

    Why take him to police instead of using church machinery. Come on pastor use youe council of elders and the board.

  30. Chisomo Kalua says:

    Let the truth be reviewed, God has been working silently. Chozemba chinakumana ndi chokwawa. Mwapangira Mulungu chipongwe mokwanira and la 40 lakwana. Mulungu si munthu.

  31. George P.Chepoyee says:

    This is a disgrace to the name of God and and the church.Both parties are
    wrong.The church was not even promote
    this brother as elder in a short period
    Of time.
    Take this take this matter back to the
    Church for settlement.I am also calling
    On the mission president to suspend
    the pastor and the elder.
    George P.Chepoyee
    Multi Media Director
    The Reformed SDA Church(IMS)
    Liberia Field

  32. Bbambo says:

    Izi sizimachitika ku Katolika – mpingo cha pamalo ponse ndipo ochokera kwa apositoli. Osati ma lokolo ali mbwe wa.

  33. muona says:

    Our duties as elders are to preach the words of God though such has happened discipline is needed (disfellowship)

  34. jokes says:

    cash osati mapemphero.Mipingo bwanji koma?

  35. Chekambewa says:

    money issues are a problem in various churchs in the country may the Lord help us

  36. Zomwe Zachitikazi Ine Zandinyasa.But U Elders What Is Ur Problem?

  37. Chisomo makapu says:

    Putting the name of God to shame. You are foolish. Do not exercise greed in church

  38. Church leaders are busy taking care of position and finance instead of preaching about the kingdom of God. These is exacly what the bible says “when jesus is about to come peple will love them selves, money not their God”.

  39. chindele chakufikapo says:

    Nanu mipesa….za mutchalitchi mpaka ndewu……osamangochindana monga mupangira muja bwanji? nawe Nedi Kachimanga pitiliza kuba ma wire amagesi anzako abeko za mmbale…..

  40. Chenda says:

    Church Elders are supposed to be exemplarly in following Jesus Christ ways.

  41. zofuna says:

    am ashamed of you Nedi ,you thought you are indispensable ? or what? and this is true to most of other church elders please when time come for you to stop .plz honourably hand over other have to continue .after all if you have really worked you will not need to continue working the following year. you are a disgrace to our SDA CHURCH.
    TO the Pastor and elders please have him out of police as we are church and church should sort out this sort of things

  42. Redeemed says:

    The problem with our church barriers are filled with greedy and lack calling to serve God. This has become an order of the day for church elders to be shamelessly at each others throat thus causing divisions. Its quite sad that people don’t realize that some position require more than just a need for power and integrity. I wish people could develop a heart courtesy enough to fear God.

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