Why Rev. Chimwemwe Mhango was suspended by CCAP Synod of Livingstonia

The news that the Synod of Livingstonia of the CCAP deposed Rev. Chimwemwe Chikukula Mhango continues to create more discussion. The Synod leadership cited insubordination as Rev. Mhango refused transfer to Ekwendeni and Euthini. But also he was reported to have been behind Kanengo Congregation in protesting his premature move.

Rev Chimweme Mhango

Rev Chimweme Mhango

The Synod wondered how Kanengo Congregation could have mobilized itself using over 1 million Kwacha and travel to Synod headquarters in Mzuzu without the approval of a minister in charge. For sure Rev. Mhango must have been behind this. As a result it concluded, he acted in bad faith with God’s resources.

The Synod tradition is that the Moderator owns the pulpit and decides to post his ministers anywhere. Any objection is seen as refusing God’s service. The call does not go to the Congregation. It is for the minister.

Incidentally I attended (on invitation) the induction service of Rev. Mhango at Kanengo Church in April 2012. The Synod leaders emphasized that Mhango belonged to the Synod and if they were to call him back from Kanengo, they would consult the congregation anytime. Come August 2014, Rev. Mhango was to be transferred. The Kanengo Congregation may have smelt something as the agreed term for his stay had not expired hence protests against their minister’s transfer.

The Kanengo Congregation liked and took good care of him. He introduced the contemporary service which became popular. He held nights of prayers where God’s visitation upon his people was unquestionable and God’s anointing on Rev. Chimwemwe Mhango was evident. Reportedly, the church grew under his leadership.

Surprisingly refusals to transfer Rev. Chimwemwe Mhango have marked his ministry almost at each congregation: Chibavi, Katawa, Embangweni, etc. Why has this recent transfer brought things to a stage of deposition of Mhango? Mhango was amongst the few church ministers in the Livingstonia Synod who objected to its synod’s encroachment into the Nkhoma Synod territory. He had grown up in Nkhoma Synod zone, went to Dzenza Secondary School and was part of the Mhango-Mgawi Salvation Singers. In fact he met his wife in this zone too.

Throughout the 21 years of ordained ministry in CCAP, he has been in the limelight. As a person, his ambitions may have clashed with the synod leadership some of whom may be younger to him in age and ministry. Hopefully his ambitions and weaknesses have not created a situation to justify the deposing.

Politically, suspicions were rife that he was a president’s boy in the Synod: both during Bakili Muluzi and Bingu’s era. As a young church minister, some claimed he was used by the senior ruling party politicians in the 90’s.

During Bingu’s historic visit to Livingstonia in October 2005, the musical equipment that Rev. Mhango used was damaged and Bingu promised to purchase musical equipment in replacement. The promise fulfilled was looked at Mhango as someone who was blue.

In 2013 the Kanengo Congregation and generally most Christians were shocked to hear that he was entertaining calls to contest under PP in Mzimba. He of course withdrew sensing that was not God’s direction for his life.

As an artist he has a way of communicating. In 2002, his song Nkhondo Yanjira Mchiwaya (war has arisen in the kraal-khola) raised eyebrows. And then he publicly declared in a song Nyenyezi that he loves his wife Linda. The song was received with mixed reactions. “How can a church minister say that publicly?” was the common question. One had to read in between the lines why the song. Was it a reaction to the tradition somewhere of welcoming ministers with a “pillow” or a “Febbie”?

On another note, wasn’t she to be first mama muliska to attain MA studies in the Livingstonia Synod?

Recently the Synod of Livingstonia under Rev. Chimwemwe Mhango’s leadership, developed about 40 hymns to be included in Sumu za Ukhristu. While some of these are translated from English and Chichewa, most are new compositions (both in lyrics and music) among which 5 are Mhango’s compositions.

In retrospect, I am glad that the Synod did this as music legendary late Mjura Mkandawire said (in an interview, October 2010), “I am not happy that the Synod is not fully utilizing Chimwemwe in music…”

In the era of “unofficial” communication, we may not know all the reasons for deposing Rev. Chimwemwe Mhango. I wonder if a reversal on this is possible. What “sin” did he commit that is unpardonable? Don’t we know some church ministers who have been suspended only to be allowed back even before their death days draw near? On the other hand, would Mhango accept to get back and work with the same leadership that deposed him?

While his suspension signals a new chapter for the body of Christ in Malawi and the Synod of Livingstonia of the CCAP in particular, both he and the Synod would have to manage the transition. How they handle this will tell if the reasons for deposing him were as communicated or otherwise. Unfortunately such things create unnecessary tensions, factions (like Mzimba vs. Chitipa!), pain and bitterness.

The Synod certainly invested a lot in Rev. Mhango right from the start of theological studies early 90’s. Among others, it supported his further studies recently in South Africa and it has accommodated his artistic life. The leadership has been in my view very supportive to him all along.

How do the other CCAP synods see this? Would they recognize him as a reverend if he joined Nkhoma or Blantyre Synods? Or this is a start for us to call him Pastor Chimwemwe Mhango?

If he moves out, there is a lot he will also lose out just like the Synod of Livingstonia. In fact, if he moves out of CCAP, he won’t be the first. For some reasons, CCAP lost ministers that it trained e.g. Lazarus Chakwera (now Rev. Prof.) to the Malawi Assemblies of God and Frank Dzantenge (now Father) to the Anglican Church.

When you are called to a specific ministry, the devil remains your constant enemy to battle with. Rev. Chimwemwe knows this better. For now he just has to manage the reality of not shepherding God’s people in CCAP (if no reversal takes place).

What is encouraging to me is what he well expressed in his own song Wandiitana Ambuye Kudzaweta Nkhosazo (God has called me to shepherd his people). In this song, I don’t hear that it is CCAP that called him. This is where the big test is. May be in maintaining or protecting his call to service, he has gone overboard. And the Synod is only trying to shepherd its own shepherd.

  • Note: I have written this in my personal capacity.

For your information: I have known Rev. Chimwemwe Mhango from late 90’s as a friend (personal and family), worked with him on a number of assignments and interviewed him several times. By virtue of my broadcast media work at TWR, I interact with the church ministers a lot.

Victor Kaonga

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54 thoughts on “Why Rev. Chimwemwe Mhango was suspended by CCAP Synod of Livingstonia”

  1. Sopani Linia says:

    Ine nifumbe imwe baliska Mhango, kasi para mukubazga ivyo benampoto wose wakuhoyeka kuti ‘ivyo, vyatumbuka kuphangana vyuma kwabene ku LL. Hambaninge kukwinu’. Kasi mukupulika wuli mumtima aliska? Nge banyithu wakuhoya minus Rev Mhango? Hawe – bakutuka tose ise na imwe wuwo a liska Mhango, na Mama Mliska nyaKhonje.

    Uku bakukhozya moto – mawoko pwapwapwa kwa Mhango, kumphepete bakuti enhe, tawisa pasi Livingstonia. Ghanaghanani adada Mliska Mhango

  2. Sunga says:

    Ayambe church lake.Every leader has a following.Let the Livingstonia alone.Ndikhalidwe lake ameneyo palipose refusing to go and hides behind certain
    followers amene amdya nayo.Koma zina kambu zina leku, anthu amamukonda because he is developmental as a result of his fundraising musical festivals.God bless the so called man of God and the Synods.

  3. apundi says says:

    munkafuna azikunyengani mukhaula, what i know is Chimwemwe is a true man of God

  4. Nedson Trouble Jere says:

    Foolish galatians who has bewitched you?Who told you that north means tumbuka, central means chewa and south means yao?If you want Mhango to go Euthini you should first transfer your ministers,chief secretary,principal secretaries all other important govt officials to their respective homes.Much as i donot belong to synod the attacks are just more than necessary.Borrow these quotations that finished JB at Mzimba aerodrome by my idol Khumbo Hastings Kachali and i quote “Uyo wayamba mbembe wajithemba nkhongono,Uyo wakhazikapo dengere wajimanya mino and lastly Chindere chilichose chinanyina” end of quotations.So please leave Mhango my fellow Arsenal fun alone.Uyo wakwiya chomene just get pasavute and call 0 888 185 448.

  5. Chatoloma says:

    Mr. Mhango pretends to be a God fearing man he is notttt. He has his own agenda and he wants to use a few christians of Kanengo who dont know him up to now. Believe me or not this man will use these pipo and will dump them after helping him purchase a land after withdrawing large sums of monies in all church accounts. Ayamba kuululana okhaokha tiyeni nazoni. This other lady who talks alot on Maziko (Rose Ng’oma mfufuzeni ma frame a ku Kabwabwa Community amukhazike pansi akuwona ngati anthu sakudziwa timuulula because wazolowela kuba ku PTA Committee ndiye za Church ndizomwe akugawana ndi Mr. Mhango muwona posachedwapa zitulukila. Wabisala pa mtengo wa tsabola mai uyu kulongolola pa wayalesi nkutsekeleza umbava wake simunthu. Mr. Mhango tikumva kuti atachita mwano ku Livingstonia ana pita kuma Synod awiri a Nkhoma ndi Blantyre kukafunsila ntchito ya ubusa ndipo konseko anawakana anawauza kuti ifenso muma Synod athu timapanga ma transfer aku midziso inu nanga si mukukana transfer ku Livingstonia. Onsewo nkutumiza ma copies a ma application ku Livingstonia ali onani zomwe walemba munthu wanu.

  6. shaaaa! says:

    very dis organised people,mabodza otchipa,nsanje,kupempha,kuyaluka,uhule,ufiti.thats the tumbuka i know.zoona ndi maso,zakumva kuondetsa

  7. Kachilundu says:

    Much as I give respect to man of God Rev. Mhango, my questions to the Rev.are that if he accepted the sacking from the synod why then remaining on the same church? Why not find a different place and continue preaching the Gospel?Please my Rev.your calling is between you and God, so hear ONLY God’s advice. People’s advice will mislead you.Please always ask God for direction.

  8. Chembezi says:

    Mr. Mhango is not a God fearing man. Victor and Kent may be you know this man from a far or from your old days believe me if he was he is not the same man . This man is a crook if you dont know him he is like a certain politician who could do all the atrocities iye nkubisala potelepo kutsogolo kuyikako ena iye asawoneke. May God almighty has done this whole sage just to reveal his true charaster. At some point Mr Mhango wanted to stand as a member of Parliament for PP why didnt those few disgrantled youthful christian make the noise they are making now. Secondly, he stood at the Synods Conference in elections for General Secretary Mr. Mhango want to tell the nation that if he was elected as MP or as GS was he not going to accept those positions and his youth league were going to make the noise they are making now????????? The publisher please publish this so that pipo can know this crooked former Rev.

  9. Chimwemwe Sukasuka says:

    Thank you Victor for the article, Kent and Chikhalira for the insightful comments. I know both Victor and Kent and can say they are respectable people so I am inclined to believe they have written with sincerity. Chikhalira’s explanation about the practice in Livingstonia of posting Revs was one of the missing information I had. The other information I would like to have is this: is it Rev Chimwemwe Mhango who refused the transfer or it was the church members who refused the transfer? If it was the later, then why doesn’t Rev Chimwemwe just heed the call anyway and go to Euthini? Does he have reasons for failing to go? I heard a few years back of similar situation involving Mhango at Chibavi. Has the Synod sad down to reflect on why people do not want him to leave the churches they post him to?

    1. yohane says:

      The synod errored by asking the reverend to move to euthini. His term of office has not expired. He is supposd to be at kanengo for 3years then he can be called to another congeragation. This is the policy and the synod has to adhere

  10. ADE says:

    BEKESHU WHATEVER YOU CALL YOURSELF!!!! YOU ARE WASTING YOUR TIME. THE MORE YOU HATE THEM, THE MORE THEY PROSPER. NOTHERNERS ARE NOT STUPID AND SILLY LIKE YOU MUPPET.

  11. ADE says:

    KENT YAYOMBA MPHEPO, CHIMWEMWE MHANGO YOU USED TO KNOW IS NOT WHAT YOU KNOW NOW, I WILL TELL YOU WHAT HE DID WHEN HE WAS AT CHIWAVI CCAP AND ZOLOZOLO. ONLY GOD KNOWS.

  12. chilika says:

    History repeats itself. Before the 70s, a similar situation happened between the late Rev. Mwafulirwa and the Livingstonia synod. The cause was something to do with where to build the Manse. Rev. Mwafulirwa and several other Christians (including me) wanted it built at Chitipa boma but the bosses at the Synod wanted it built at Ifumbo for reasons which were not clear to us. The situation led to the split of the church and the formation of nganganga and later what is known as the Blackman church in Chitipa. However, I wish to advise that the church should always aim at finding solutions which build and not destroy. Besides, the church should aim at leading by example. Both Rev. Mhango and the Synod should have continued discussing their differences until an amicable solution is found.

  13. clif says:

    akudziwana, zalowa u salanje izi

  14. DUMISANI CHIMPHANJE says:

    Mr Mphepo , if you do not have facts on Rev. Mhango’s issue then keep quiet. Rev. MHANGO came to Kanengo Congregation in the year 2012 and if you calculate based on the 3year period per station you have quoted , then,when is he supposed to leave? when Chimwemwe was coming to Kanengo ,Rev. Mumba left for DWANGWA SUGAR CHURCH. Right now , Rev. MUMBA has been transfered again to Karonga. Look, there was no objection from Mumba. Transfers from the city to rural areas need people with no hidden interests in the cities. In fact the synod has been more supportive to him. He was moved from Mzuzu to Lilongwe city .who does not want city life ? LET Rev. Mhango meditate and will know that the Liv. SYNOD NEVER expected him to be waging war on the ladder that has put him where he is now.

  15. Ineyo says:

    He applied for a job at Nkhoma Synod as a Reverend, and his application was rejected by Nkhoma Synod

  16. chakhalira says:

    Abale, I am forced to speak on the Mhango issue because of the writing of Victor & Kent. By God’s Grace I know all these three Very, Very Well.

    My take is that this issue can NOT be resolved in Nyasa Times. It will NOT!!. What has happened is Completely misunderstood. This issue now is between Emotions Versus Submission ( To God & Man). In Livingstonia Synod’s set up, ministers are posted to a Church while as in Nkhoma Synod they are Called (Mayitanidwe) by the Christians of a particular Church and In Nkhoma Synod the Abusa is supposed to stay on the Church for initial 3 years, then Mayitanidwe again and so on. In some instances I have seen the Christians kick out Abusa depending on their reasons and they have posted some Abusa to other Churches on the Synods discretion. This has been normal in Nkhoma Synod. I believe the difference in this scenario is the way the Nkhoma Synod handle their problems.

    I therefore believe that this Mhango issue has been blown out of proportion, some speak on the issue in sympathy of their friend Abusa Mhango. If my advice would be taken, Abusa Mhango should first recall his Calling by God. I say this in relation to the interview he gave to Zodiak which many people heard. The way he answered the questions left so many gaps in relation to his calling by God. Secondly, if I were Abusa Mhango, I would have left the place ( Me , my Wife LInda and our Children). But I am told he is still there at this place which was known as Kanengo CCAP, Livingstonia Synod. The sad part is that I hear these were two plots of some church Christians and they are saying they own the place. This is madness. I thought they gave this Land to God and how do they still own this Land? Then others say they built the Church. Their Church or the House of God?. How do they own the Church Building? Again I understand they still say it is Kanengo CCAP Church! If this is correct, then the friends are NOT advising him very well. Think of Blantyre Synod Issue. The Zgambo and others. They formed Presbyterian Church of Malawi (PCM). May be as Victor suggested it may be called United Presbyterian Church of Malawi ( UPCM) and move out of that Land in submission to the authority of the Synod of Livingstonia.

    My Prayer is that Abusa Mhango should be truthful of his calling. Many people have talked on this issue and will still talk as we are talking, but the one that hols the key is Abusa Mhango and His God. Period! As Kent thought he would go to Nkhoma Synod, the timing would be very wrong!

    Dzikomo!

  17. jb says:

    Chimwemwe is a true Shepherd. He loves his Church members, they love him too!!!

  18. Blessed Banda says:

    I like Kent Mphepo’s analysis of this issue. I am 100% in support of Chimwemwe Mhango. He is one of the very few Born Again Reverends in Livingstonia Synod. It has been a practice to fight against born again reverends in this synod.

  19. e;m 8;10 says:

    kent mphepo my brother you have well spoken

  20. Chisanga says:

    The CCAP Synods in Malawi all have serious fundamental problems which should be an encouragement for them to unite theoretically as well as most importantly, PRACTICAL. They need to remove the Blantyre, Nkhoma and Livingstonia out of the CCAP. Presbyterians just wants to pray and worship God. I propose that the General Synod be the supreme body and that we should speak of CCAP as CCAP Synod of Malawi. If the Synods remain automomous, they will be easily manipulated by corrupt policians who always ensure that they stoogies occupy important posts within the Synod Management. If CCAP can abolish the Regional Synods and form a united CCAP, this will greatly compliment efforts discouraging Regionalism. It is the status quo of Synods in Malawi, that has ensured Regionalism is alive and well!

    Presbyterians do not deserve this kind of poor treatment by leaders of Blantyre, Nkhoma or Livingstonia. By allowing politics to infiltrate the Synod leadership, Synods themeselves have abandoned their very purpose and vision.

    This cannot and should not go unchallenged. Its time God fearing people rose up and corrected those corrupt officials amongst the Synod Officials who think they should be serving the Politicians instead of God.

    True Presbyterians and practising Chiristians in all Synodsmust rise and do what is necessary to discourage any future Synod Management from taking bribes and enforcing politics onto the christian membership who are simply looking for salvation from God.

    As Presbyterian Christians, we believe and know that the name or location of the Synod will not qualify one to gain access to the gates of Eternal life. Churches, Reverends, Elders and Deacons must work to encourage the membership to know, obey and trust in God.

    Let us unite and defend the work of God!

  21. Kent Y.G. Mphepo says:

    Countrymen, I very well know both the writer (Victor Kaonga) and the subject of this story – Rev. Chimwemwe Mhango. I first met Chimwemwe in 1983 during a SCOM Central Region Conference at Robert Blake Secondary School together with his elder brother Partrick, sister Jane, younger brother Tionge and the rest of the Mhango-Mgawi Salvation Singers Team. I met him again a decand years later when he used to frequent Trans World Radio where the author (Victor Kaonga) and I worked in the organization’s youth department. We have been ministry colleagues so to speak. Being a Presbyterian who has been a member of all the three synods of the CCAP at different epochs of my life, I can ably claim that I know the context of the issues under debate and the politics surrounding them. I was born and bred in Nkhoma Synod, did part of my secondary school in the North and currently working in the South. My personal view is that we are dealing with a very complex matter that does not have easy answers to both the Livingstonia Synod and Rev. Mhango. However, knowing Chimwemwe’s Christian life in the 32 years, the passion that he has for ministry, the impact that he has made on many people’s lives, the kind of church politics that has been prevalent in the CCAP family and the wider national politics, I am inclined to side with Rev. Chimwemwe Mhango in the current debate. I am very sure that by insisting to stay at Kanengo congretation he is not saying that he CAN’T go to Euthini. I think that the problem has been the timing and the manner in which the transfer has been handled by the leadership. As a God-fearing man that I have known in him, I am sure that he means well by choosing to stay but perhaps it is some individuals in the synod who are bulldozing this matter with wrong intentions that he is aware of. And this is nothing new to those of us who have grown up in the church. The questions I have are: in CCAP a minister is expected to spend 3 years at a congregation. Why is the synod trying to break the tradition in this particular case? And why can’t the synod allow him to finish the three-year term at this congregation thereby giving him enough time to prepare for the different setting in which he has to perform his ministry? As a gifted musician, I am sure that he needs enough time to prepare for Euthini if his ministry is to thrive! However, I am personally aware of the sour relationship between Nkhoma & Livingstonia synods. I am also aware that Rev. Chimwemwe Mhango has served as a bridge between Nkhoma Synod congregations and Livingstonia congregations in Lilongwe and Central Region in general. It has not been surprising to see Nkhoma evangelists preaching at Chimwemwe pulpit – a thing that does not happen with other Livingsonia church ministers. In other words, Mhango has not been party to the confrontational stance that some Livingstonia Synod ministers have taken since Livingstonia started planting churches in Central Region. Perhaps, it is Livinistonia moderators who love to take a confrontational approach that are not happy with Mhango’s continued stay in Central Region since he does not have a confrontational personality or speak with tribal overtones like we have seen in his predecessors. Ironically, just like Mhango himself, the majority of congregants at Kanengo grew up in Nkhoma Synod much as they may have tribal roots in the North. My personal advice to the Livingstonia Synod, therefore, is that its move to Central Region may not yield as many results as it expected because it is dealing with congregants with a very different mixture of membership. Actually, I am not surprised that the youth, who form over 60% of the congregation’s membership are currently siding with Mhango. Being someone who grew up in Nkhoma Synod (Lilongwe CCAP in particular) up to his late 20s, Rev. Mhango occupies a unique place in the lives of the congregation at Kanengo and Livinistonia Synod in Central Region since most of them share the same Nkhoma background with him. Their Northern-region roots are more historical/tribal than experiential. They still look at Christianity from strong Calvinistic Dutch Reformed Theology lenses. The precedent they will, therefore, set as they deal with this matter may affect the synod’s future in the whole Central Region and they may create a splinter church that will neither be pro-Nkhoma nor pro-Livingstonia in theology or practice – and, at the end of the day, the synod will fail to meet its original purpose for setting up churches in the traditionally Nkhoma Synod territory: evangelizing the “Chewa-speaking people in a Livingstonia Synod tradition.” Worse still, Rev. Mhango might end up joining Nkhoma Synod and you can imagine the bad impact such a decision can have on the church set up.

    Just my view. Kent Mphepo – Blantyre.

  22. david mbale says:

    Be obedient to Christ’s call.

  23. Honestly I hate this good for nothing Livistonia Synod. Why the devil are they building churches in Nkhoma Synod territory? Anything concerning them is shit to me, TSK!

  24. tuvitwana says:

    Most comments 4get to state that Mhango is equally human, he hs emotions too.
    Nyondo is a very BAD LEADER. He has stolen a lot of synod money, no one talks about this. As we all know , Nyondo hs crossed paths with Govt several times. He’s a KNOW IT ALL. Someone nids to SLOW HIM DOWN. HE’S JUST AMASSING WORTH THROUGH THE CHURCH BUT NOBODY TALKS AGAINST THIS

  25. Jack Banda says:

    What is the point of this article if I may ask?

  26. Uyo Munkhungu says:

    A man of God should be happy to serve God anywhere! Anyone refusing this acts against God’s work. When you are with God, you do not need the comfort of a palace nor lights and piped water in your house. There is nothing a Tumbuka here!

  27. Abuwawa says:

    Ife a khristu a kuno ku kanengo taphuzirapo zambiri apa its not good kumamukonda kwambiri rev. Akabwera pa station chifukwa amaiwala calling yake kukonda ma paper sunday kukana kukatumikira nkhosa zina zomwe zikufunaso chipulumutso. Achimwemwe mwaononga mpingo chifukwa chadyera chonde pitani komwe munachokera siyani mpingo munaupezera musaugawe ayi. Nkhani zanu tatopa nazo ife a youth mwatigwiritsa ntchito to support u.

  28. Chigwere says:

    Anthu sakudziwa kuti nkhani ya encroachment inayamba in 60s. Nkhoma was the first to encroach in Kasungu north and Nkhotakota North and with intervention of Kamuzu they withdrew but it resurrected after multiparty. Nkhoma synod argument is that they were using geographical map not what was there during missionaries. Therefore do not point a finger at Livingstonia synod as greed but they were trying to show Nkhoma synod that they can go into their territory. Sono enanu umbuli wanu you connect everything concerning north with tumbuka etc..you are not serious..and look upon yourself.

  29. omawe says:

    Tizadziwa choona pa tsiku lachiweruzo

  30. Victor Kaonga says:

    Chief Cadet and Patriot. Thanks for your emphasis of correction on Chakwera. Please note that I wrote the “ministers it trained” and not “ministers it ordained”. I really appreciate the correction emphasis. We are on the same page.

  31. Taweni says:

    My take is that servants must learn to take instructions. Issues of transfers have been there for a long time in the Synod. In the past they had a system when the servant was only transferred at the choice of the congregation. However with time this arrangement was changed to where the responsible department decides who is to be transferred for various reasons including exigencies of duties.

    In all respect the employer has the right to decide where to deploy his workers and workers have minimum rights to choose unless and until there is a special reason. That the servant is used to staying in electrified accommodation may rarely be a reason to get excused.

    In this era one would expect a reverend to follow instructions and avoid confrontation.

    Rev Mhango should not forget that his calling will also meet with hurdles and he must learn to tolerate temptations like the Word teaches. Creating bad publicity will not help anybody amongst the congregation, Management and the Synod. Remember the Synod has actually spread the word through postings/transfers eg to Northern Rhodesia(Zambia)
    Southern Rhodesia(Zimbabwe) and RSA since 1900 AD.

    Citizen.

    Citizen

  32. jakapu says:

    The current regime should learn to handle issues with soble minds, this new general secretary of livingstonia perhaps has personal grudges with mhango, there are so many reverands graduating every year why not take one and post him to euthini. Mhango is a human being like anybody at synod office office. Don’t confuse people in LL.

  33. nganga says:

    M’busa samakana transfer mmayesa he belongs to livingstonia synod of euthini.BT synod has rev reynold mmangisa who is good he does not resist a transfer

  34. This is not the first time that the transfer of Rev. Mhango people gone to the street.I saw it with my own eyes in Katawa. And these things are also hapening elsewhere. I know of a Church in Blantyre who got an injuction refusing the transfer of their man of God. There are two problems here: 1, luck of wisdom by the current leadership of Livingstonia to handle the issue. How did the previouse regim handled the smiler issues at Chivabvi, Katawa and Embangweni concerning the same reverand. In fact they should have been well prepered may be first engaging the Congregation for discussion about the transfer befor announcing it to avoid previous problems. 2, on a positive note this shows that Rev Mhango and all those other reverands whose transfers cause problems it means they stay well with people.

  35. Bekeshu says:

    An average tumbuka(northerner) is either greedy or selfish or racist or a thief. Tumbukas fail to sustain even a single political front because of selfishness. Here they are failing to sustain a synod all because of greed. Akakhala muofesi yaboma all they know is stealing, stealing and stealing. Go ku roadtraffic, agriculture, education, local councils and findout who is stealing. Akakhala mayeso, they pass through kuuzilana on Nzuzu corner. By the way, isn’t cashgate evidence enough of how untrustworthy these wakwithus are? Inu asatana a livingstonia synod musatinyansepo apa ndi muhango wanuyu.

  36. phwado says:

    If he is good at almost everything as u put it,let the other congregations enjoy his fruits too!

  37. VIZAULI IVI says:

    I DO SEE SATAN AND MONEY AT WORK HERE!

  38. Tili Chenene says:

    Thanks for the well detailed writing. I agree with you in various ways. Calling a spade by its name, The Synod is 100% at fault

  39. Mungakane Muona says:

    Nkhani ndi chilembwe basi sizinaxo ayi I rest ma case

  40. wakwithu says:

    this was the news anchor at rusesco. Vic good observation. by the way do u have the rusesco choir songs

  41. Bright Dzonzi says:

    Aaron Nsena! When you live in a grass house dont throw stones! Who was the first to encroach ? Nkhoma or Livingstonia? Its common knowledge that that nkhoma in search then in its own wisdom thought Dwangwa being a local economic hub encroached first! The rest is recent history

  42. Chief Cadet says:

    My friend your story is mixed with untrue facts, Chakwera has never been a CCAP rev. Only a church elder,rewrite your page,Zachauta izi osamaonjezera or kuchotsera

  43. Sis zee says:

    I respect you Victor but it seems u dont know Chimwemwe very well, do u know he was in the forefront fighting his fellow reverends in LL from synod to leave? Rev Chimwemwe is not good as u think he is a green snake

  44. mfumusinyasa says:

    Livingstonia synod was trying to build the tower of babylon(encroaching in Nkhoma Synods territory) and God has shown them his might. They can no longer speak one language. God is trying to say something to you Livingstonia men of the collar but you can not discern.

  45. dambe says:

    kukhala bwino ndi mbusa wao wakhalidwe labwino amankakamila choncho,koma ena ndi awo akumuthamangisa mpaka nkhani ku police ku KABULA(sda).

  46. Patriotic says:

    A point of correction. Reverend Chakwela was never ordained as a CCAP pastor but like many Pentecostals grew up as a CCAP member. I remember during his student days at Chancellor College way back in the 70’s he used to take with him some students from the SCOM group to Zomba Assemblies of God church for midweek prayers. Coming to Rev Mhango I am proudly CCAP myself and don’t care which Synod because I feel free to congregate at any of our churches whenever I travel. I am however noticing some worrying trends in some of our Reverends who are taking to a issues of Devine healing and begin to take them as means of earning extra income. I am beginning to see some elements of “consultancy” taking place which if not careful they may find themselves doing it at the expense of serving their congregations. I join those who are of the view that Rev Mhango should have accepted the posting to Euthini because as the brethren from Kanengo church have told us the church has benefited from his talents. Fellow CCAP members you will agree with me that our rural congregations needs vibrant leadership if they are to grow spiritually and the Euthini congregation needs Mhango more than Kanengo. Appreciate that the Rev has laid a good foundation and it is up to you to build upon it.

  47. George Lihoma. says:

    This story is turning into a different page and more pages to come. At the end something will be too interesting. Hahahahaha.

  48. Aaron Nsena says:

    Udanena chatsita dzaye kuti njovu ithyoke nyanga, akulu adatero. Greed! In the first place, why did Livingstonia synod abandon its boundaries and encroach Nkhoma? Greed. Why is Rev. Mhango refusing a transfer he all along accepted in other places? Greed. Tenure of office is just an excuse. Average northener is either selfish, greedy or both. Where theres gold, u cant heat them. Thats why they talk of federalism, etc. Thumba la ndalama zavuta pa Kanengo, palibe zau Mulungu apa. Simungachite manyazi kuti a Blantyre ndi Nkhoma synod sakubwera mmadera mwanu. Kusakhutilitsidwa ndi chimene uli nacho. What was the point of demarcations of the synods then? Analibe nzeru amene anagawawo koma atumbukanu basi.

    1. akristu ambiri samvesetsa maitanidwe awo,kuuzimu timakhala tate,amene amakuongolera pamaitanidwe ako,monga samuel ndi eli,komanso Davide ndima prophet.ndiye ma transifer a azitumiki amabwezeletsa uzimu wa akristu,poti mtumiki aliyense ali ndi utumiki wakewake,ndiye a kanengo sanalakwe apa kukakamila mtumiki wawo amene mulungu anawapasa,ndiye akuopa kufa kuuzimu, anthu ambiri adzafa chifukwa chakusaziwa,,khalani oziwa mau amulungu,ATSOGOLERI musaphe ana a mulungu chifukwa chakuzindikira chifuniro chamulungu.ziwani mulungu muuzimu osati ku college.

  49. Christian says:

    This is really true Mr Kaonga, and let’s be honest most of these protestors are the youth whom are very immature

  50. Paradiso says:

    this is interesting. If he is really innocent in this matter, I believe God will soon show him the way to go. Unfortunately, the devil would also be interested in using this as an opportunity to bring confusion. So I hope our rev. will be careful. I am a catholic but this rev. is a darling to many including non ccap members like me. The leadership of Livingstonia synody should known this fact and deal with him in an amicable way

  51. ujeni says:

    Well it seems everyone wants to be like Salanje

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