CCAP Blantyre Synod youth accuses leadership of selling church to politicians

A Young Wing of Blantyre Synod of the Church of Central Africa Presbyterian (CCAP) has challenged Moderator for Blantyre CCAP Synod, Reverend Masauko Mbolembole and general secretary Reverend Billy Gama over the statement the two authored that guided its members to vote for the best leader for the fresh presidential election.

Ngalande (R) and another cleric claimed that the synod leadership held a meeting at Likhubula Youth Centre in Mulanje on May 28 where 95 ministers were taught how to encourage CCAP members to vote for DPP

Last week’s statement by Mbolembole and Gama strongly tout President Peter Mutharika as such leader, saying “Malawians need to choose a leader that cannot only enhance and promote good governance, but also who understands fully the rule of law with a high degree of accountability, integrity, consistency and responsibility.”

In their statement, the concerned youths describe Mbolembole and Gama’s stand as partisan, regionalist and tribalistic, saying they can no longer stomach being ridiculed by the society on issues that could have best been avoided.

The youths further allege a meeting took place at Likhubula Youth Training Centre in Mulanje where a number of synod ministers were called and connived to sell the Church to politicians who in turn will reward them with money and positions in the public and private sectors as Board members for parastatal organizations once the party is voted into power.

They allege that each Synod minister in attendance received an allowance of K75,000 and also allege that there is a pastoral minister enticing youths “to vote for a particular party and openly promoting hate speech not befitting a minister of the word and sacrament”.

The youth further challenge the church leadership against pretending that they are not aware of this shenanigans because “if we fake ignorance today and fold our hands watching these men act against the agreed principles of their calling, we all stand to be negatively affected by their mischievous modus operandi in one way or the other, now or in the future”.

They have urged the leadership to desist any attempt to plunge the Synod into worldly, stressing that hardline political machinations must be discouraged  as it tantamount to fighting against the gospel.

The youths also censured the Synod for suspending the four clerics for holding a press briefing without the synod leadership’s consent.

The four are Reverend Donnex Mateyu Ngalande of Chileka CCAP, Reverend Dezio Maloya of Sharpevale in Ntcheu, Reverend Frank Mkwezalamba of Madziabango in Blantyre Rural Presbytery and Reverend Duncan Kananji of Blantyre City Presbytery, who accused the Synod’s leadership of politicising the pulpit by urging clerics to campaign for President Mutharika.

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chamba changa
chamba changa
4 months ago

Isaiah 28v8 to Billy Gama and Mbolembole

The founder
The founder
4 months ago
Reply to  chamba changa

What is wrong with BT synod what about Livingstonia and Nkhoma?

Stanley Mdala
Stanley Mdala
4 months ago

The CCAP church is comprised by these turncoat so called reverends.Rev Gama and Mbolembole are bought by the DPP politicians and they are not fit to lead the church.
CCAP congregation should excommunicate these two corrupt reverends who have loved money and no good to society and the church.
They should be sacked and let them join politics.

Tentative Nomenclature
Tentative Nomenclature
4 months ago

That is a welcome decision by the youth. Those big tycoons should not take themselves on the summit of the synod just because they hold posts. They must consult first to their subjects. In church there are different people supporting various political parties.So if leaders are telling their congregants to support what leaders want, then they are oppressing their rights.

GOLOGOLO
GOLOGOLO
4 months ago

DPP synod

444444No
444444No
4 months ago

Let Gama and friends support Dpp but me and fellow Christians we will support the other for we believe in the lord almighty

Tutu
4 months ago

Why is it that when some groups in our country say they support the ruling DPP, there is always efforts to discredit them. Livingstonia synod endorsed MCP-UTM and Tonse alliance. The media uplauded that. Nkhoma synod did the same. Media clapped hands. When Blantyre supports DPP, then the opposition and its media outlets can’t stomach that. Muli ndi vuto. It is GOOD that Blantrye synod is supporting DPP-UDF alliance. Ife tikukondwa.

Ineyobasi
Ineyobasi
4 months ago
Reply to  Tutu

Then why suspending the four when they voiced their views?

The founder
The founder
4 months ago
Reply to  Ineyobasi

Nkhani ndiya straight kuno ndiku mmwera baba bvomeledzani ndithu kut ndale zamasiku ano ndi mkokela kwako msalu ya meloga amenewo zaodzo akayankhulira pakati kapena ku mpoto zikamnveka tamvana kumwera kuno ndi Adad basiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii nyanja kakolopeno bas

Mkanda Gudu
Mkanda Gudu
4 months ago
Reply to  Tutu

The youth of Blantyre Synod are the ones speaking against the Billy Gamas and Mbolemboles which is not the case in Nkhoma or Livingstonia. The youth of those synods have not said to the contrary. I would therefore not blame the media for such.

Mr Truth Pains
4 months ago
Reply to  Tutu

That’s a just sign DPP is a sinking Ship coz where ever it goes faces resistance. So don’t be surprised with this scenario .

Hope u have been educated, Cadet.

Lego
4 months ago
Reply to  Tutu

The two Synods are different with the one led by Gama and Mbolembole.These two guys are corrupt and they like money than good governance.DPP is using them because of the money they are getting from this corrupt government.Nkhoma and Livingstonia synod their ideology is based on good governance not on corrupt,nepotism and regionalism means.

Wawo
Wawo
4 months ago
Reply to  Tutu

Its because of their running down of the country that no sane person wants to associate with them

George Malemu
George Malemu
4 months ago
Reply to  Tutu

Does Mutharika fully understand the rule of the law, does he have a high degree of accountability, Lol, my foot.

Wachiyao
4 months ago
Reply to  Tutu

Mwaiphonya nkhani. Nkhoma and Livingstonia synods were not challenged by their followers, so there is no issue there. Here it’s an issue because these youthful members have complained – from within! Surely you don’t need to be a philosopher to see that difference, do you?

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