CCAP Church issued fake marriage certificate to Gomani V

Inkosi Gomani V of the Maseko Ngoni wedded his long-time fiancee Rishaladza Mathebula from South Africa on Saturday buy legal minds say the Blantyre Synod of the Church of Central Africa Presbyterian (CCAP)  on Sunday gave the royal couple a fake marriage certificate.


The newly-weds  at the reception
Officiation of the marriage involved some of these CCAP clergy
The fake marriage certificate
Sample of marriage certificate

Officiation of the marriage at Ntcheu CCAP church, which was led by Blantyre Synod moderator Rev Masauko Mbolembole, involved several CCAP clergy from far and wide.

Writing on his Facebook wall, lawyer Ralph Kasambara says the current legislation regulating all marriages of civil, customary, religious, permanent cohabitation and repute and foreign is the marriage, divorce and family relations Act 2015 (MDFRA 2015).

He says since the coming into force of this Act, the old Marriages Act, African Marriages (Christian rites) registration Act, Asiatics marriages and Succession Act and Divorce Act were repealed, saying they became dead law and can no longer be applied.

“MDFRA has new prescribed forms of marriage certificate. The printed copies can be obtained from registrar general department, government printer, district commissioner office etc,” says Kasambara.

He adds: “What the Ntcheu CCAP has issued to Ngwenyama and his beloved new wife is a fake document. I am failing to come to terms with what this respectable institution has done. Or is it that the gods are angry with what is happening? Or is it an ill omen?”

Kasambara says marriage certificate is the best evidence of marriage ever having been celebrated.

“Courts or churches don’t accept fake documents when parties are disputing on a marriage having been celebrated,” he says.

He says under the new Act, parties contracting civil, customary and religious marriages re required to register their marriages.

Officiation of the marriage was followed by a colourful ceremony at Nkolimbo Village ground in the district.

Both the officiation and reception were attended by several prominent government officials and delegations from South Africa and neighbouring countries dominated by the Ngoni tribe.

Among high-profile figures who attended the ceremony were First Lady Gertrude Mutharika, Vice-President Everton Chimulirenji, former Vice Presidents Saulos Chilima and Khumbi Kachali, Malawi Congress Party (MCP) President Lazarus Chakwera and representatives of some development partners.

Gifts in cash and kind from all and sundry include a pledge of a honeymoon to Dubai courtesy of theVice-President.

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Calibre the MD
Calibre the MD
2 years ago

Koma Amfumuwa atagwa lero Mfumu yidzakhala yiti? Junior alipoyi kapena amene tikudikila olonjezedwa uja? Dj tayika disc B tione mmene zithele.

BigMan
BigMan
2 years ago

Only in Malawi

Kapado Chimulirenji
2 years ago

Kodi Kasambablayo anakasintha marriage certificate yake lamulo lasopanoli litamba kugwira ntchito? Ngati sanatero, ndiye kuti nayenso ali ndi marriage ya fake, kutanthauza kuti ukwati wakenso ndi wa fake. Sometimes we should be careful in the use of English words. This word is too strong. Perhaps, he should have used “outdated marriage certificate” instead of “fake certificate”. There was no respect for the church in his language.

Gunnerman
Gunnerman
2 years ago

at law, the document is called a fake document not outdated! and such can have great implications in certain circumstances. he is just giving “them”a heads up.

Bowa
Bowa
2 years ago

Kaya mukuti fake Certificate kaya chani? Nkhani yabwino ndi yoti wathu watenga komko. Ndiye zija zotithamangitsa tikapita Ku Johannesburg zichepa.

Bwana was Ulesi
Bwana was Ulesi
2 years ago

Kusintha layout ndekuti its Fake?

Chipakama
Chipakama
2 years ago

kkkkkkkk kaya eti. poti nafe tili ndi yomweyo….. nde kuti tili ndi ya fake nafe

Gunnerman
Gunnerman
2 years ago
Reply to  Chipakama

the law does not apply backwards or say “retrospectively” put correctly. so the old marriage certificates remain valid.

Gunnerman
Gunnerman
2 years ago

its not only the lay out. such documents “quote” the provision which provides for it. so this certificate is quoting an outdated provision.

Mjiba
Mjiba
2 years ago

RK sizodabwisa izi osaiwala paja pa Malawi zambiri ndizachinyengo including fake bail for certain high profile convicts . you are the architect of the fake systems that has destroyed the country remember the fake treason case against Cassim Chilumpha.ndiye mukadabwe chikwati cha fake?

jogoda
jogoda
2 years ago
Reply to  Mjiba

tHIS MARRIAGE IS BETWEEN GOD AND ITS CHILDREN NOT UR STATE LAWS. PLIZ SIYANISANI ZINTHUZI. INFACT ITS POSSIBLE MARRIAGE TO BE OFFICIATED WITHOUT ANY DOCUMENTATION. HEAVEN HAS A MASTER REGISTER FOR EACH AND EVERYONE.

Gunnerman
Gunnerman
2 years ago
Reply to  jogoda

that is very true. but if one chooses to use the law, then the same should be one correctly.

Paul McKechnie
Paul McKechnie
2 years ago

If Chief Gomani’s divorce hasn’t yet been made final, the clergy at Ntcheu CCAP couldn’t a real marriage certificate, anyway.

winstonmsowoya
winstonmsowoya
2 years ago

In Malawi,you don’t trust even CHURCHES,Where is God fearing Nation heading to? No wonder,the government of the DPP has tragically failed to rule the Nation.This started with the notorious MCP,when SATANIC leader HASTINGS BANDA was voted into power unknowingly.MALAWIANS,please take HEED in order to vote on REAL leaders but,not on TRIBAL lines.Chewas brought that unknown and SATANIC MPHONONGO BANDA and now you have RAT EATER LOMWE PRESIDENT MATHANYULA,have you seen where he is taking our country to? If it was a TUMBUKA,other Malawians,would have cried HORSE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wilson Nkwanda
Wilson Nkwanda
2 years ago
Reply to  winstonmsowoya

Malawi is not a God-fearing nation, we are just a bunch of fake worshippers who claim we “fear God”.

Mbwiye
Mbwiye
2 years ago

The point izi baby mwana consult lawyer wolimba mtima ndi wosakonda madyeramphoto. This is a winnable case of the lawyer refers to the new marriage, wills and inheritance act. Amabungwe a gender nkhani iyitu inaso. Kaya amangosewera koma the issue is umboni onse ulipo. A chrispin siwande and others ngati mukufuna kutchuka zeni zeni mpaka pa bbc, this is the case. Borrow a leaf from the lawyers who have successfully won the case of khoisan pn rooibos. The lady must be see chilungamo apa. Silungwe nkhani iyi.

Tizanka
Tizanka
2 years ago

In the new marriage act, conjugation is also considered as cementing marriage, marriage is not about just about certificates, out lawyers are trash

Gunnerman
Gunnerman
2 years ago
Reply to  Tizanka

if you choose to use the law, you shall be judged by it…. so if u choose to use a certificate, make sure you use the correct one.

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