CCAP Church rejects ‘Baby Mama’, blesses Royal wedding

Church of Central Africa Presbytery (CCAP) Ntcheu Presbytery on Saturday rejected the formal request made by Ovixlexla Bunya of Lilongwe that she wrote on Thursday, October 31, asking the Church not to officiate the Holy Matrimony between Willard Mswati Gomani (Inkosi Gomani V) and Rishakadza Khanyisa Mathebula, claiming she has a child with the chief.

Royal wedding gets church blessing

The officiating clergy pronounced Inkosi ya Makosi Gomani V and Khanyisa Rishaladza Yolande Mathebula, husband and wife at a ceremony held at a jam packed Church of Central Africa Presbytery (CCAP) in Ntcheu.

“Marriage comes from the word of God; God created heaven and earth, he then created a man. God then said it was not good for a man to be alone although man had authority over all the things that God had created; God then decided to make a suitable partner for man,” Blantyre Synod Moderator Rev. Masauko Mbolembole said.

It was exactly at 10:30 am when Rev. Mbolembole made the announcement soon after he had asked the congregation as well as the bride and the groom whether there was anyone in the church who had reasons that the Church should not continue with blessing the union.

“Is there anyone in this church who has a just reason that we should not continue with blessing this wedding?” Mbolembole asked the congregation and there was no response.

“Our king, is there a just reason that I should not continue blessing your wedding,” Gomani, born Willard Mswati, replied that there was none.

“Khanyisa, is there any reason that I should not continue blessing your wedding,” Khanyisa likewise replied that there was none.

“Marriage counsellors, is there any reason that I should not continue blessing this wedding?” the counsellors, locally known as “Ankhoswe”, replied that there was nothing that could block the wedding.

This comes after Gomani V also obtained a court injunction against his ex-lover restraining her from taking legal action against the marriage officiation that has now taken place Saturday.

Bunya claims that she and the Inkosi were married and the divorce proceedings of their marriage are yet to be concluded in a magistrate’s court in Lilongwe.

“Suffice to mention that the said Willard and I have a child together named Mswati Gomani born on 14th February, 2019,” she claims.

But in their letter dated 1st November, 2019, signed by the Moderator Rev. H.G.C. Bleak and Session Clerk L. Kalawang’oma, the Church says one of the Books of Confession of Faith they follow is that of the Westminster.

“In the Chapter 24 [the Westminster Books of Confession of Faith] provides as follows:

  • Marriage to be between man and woman
  • No one can have more than one wife or more than one husband
  • Marriage should be between Christians
  • Marriage should be between mature people who can give consent
  • Related people should not marry.

“This means that on proof of any of the above, the Church should not officiate the marriage.

“Our doctrines and teachings on the celebration of marriage require us to give opportunity to object to any intended marriage celebrations for various reasons including the fact that one of members is already married.

“Where such objection is entered, we are required to ascertain the validity of the objection and investigate within our institution.

“Upon receipt of your objection, we set out to verify the claim of marriage in your objective [and] our findings is that the documents you provided are not sufficient to conclude that there was a marriage between you two.

“According to the Laws of the country, it is a requirement that all marriages, including customary marriages, must have a Certificate of Marriage.

“The summons of court proceedings which you attached to the objection you raised is in itself not proof of marriage, without prejudice to the said  legal proceedings.

“In view of the foregoing, our position is that they intended marriage between Willard Gomani and Rishakadza Mathebula complies  with the five requirements for the celebration of marriage under the Westminster Books of Confession of Faith.

“We therefore advise that we are proceeding with the celebration of the marriage,” says the statement.

In granting the court injunction, Judge Kenyatta Nyirenda said: “An interlocutory injunction be and is hereby granted restraining the defendant (Ovixlexla Bunya) by herself, servants, agents or whosoever acting on her behalf from stopping or attempting to stop the officiating clergy from celebrating of the wedding of the claimant (the chief) and Rishaladza Khanyisa Mathebula.”

Bunya had been claiming that two were married because they co-habited for over six months.

The officiating Clergy pronounced the two as husband and wife and that no one else should come with any reasons in their marriage life.

“To enjoy marriage, a man and a woman must become suitable partners,” Mbolembole said and observed that suitable partners come to contribute in someone’s life and not for fun but in good times and bad times.

Royal wedding was a climax to the annual Umhlangano celebrations

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MalemaJulius
MalemaJulius
2 years ago

Palibe chodabwitsa apa olo akafa olira amati kamuuzeni gulupa koma pwepwete ansembe mikanjo mmwamba kuthamanga money talks

Muonosile
Muonosile
2 years ago

People, za Church zinali kale, to day our world is destroyed by the Church ignore them, Officiated or not officiated ukwati ndi ukwati bola pakhale unkhoswe basi za chalichizi zilibe ntchito, nanga azibusa ake amenewa? Nanga court injunction zomwezi ndiye muziti pali ukwati apa. Sorry

Zofu
Zofu
2 years ago

kodi anakawonekera ku session after atapeleka mimbayo?

Lamion
Lamion
2 years ago

Ndi hule mwana Inkosiyi inuu nkukhala kwake. Tiona ngati that banja lipitilire. We are watching

Lady K
Lady K
2 years ago
Reply to  Lamion

Join the discussion…kkkkkkkkk mwanayu wayambilila

mpilu
mpilu
2 years ago

kodi dzana paja a ccap ku hhi anakozaso conco ndi pitala. ndaiwala kepena!!!

Kholowa
Kholowa
2 years ago

When you have money you can even buy a man of God to twist the chapter for you but money itself cant buy God! You foolish women who just rush in to open your asses to men learn something here! Once you conceive you are useless but second hand., you loose flavour from foolish men. Learn to keep them close untill you are told by the family to open it! What i mean you need a certificate for this so it can back you up tomorrow! Nde uyu wangokweledwa ulele basi what a shame!

APM akundiyamwa shaft 🍆👅
APM akundiyamwa shaft 🍆👅
2 years ago

Silly woman. Tazingoberekerani azibambo anao a hule inu

Mswati Gomani
Mswati Gomani
2 years ago

But Gomani is clever?

Agenda Setting Theory
Agenda Setting Theory
2 years ago

The church is an earthly institution. If its was any other ordinary person this wedding could not have taken place.

Mbonga Matoga
Mbonga Matoga
2 years ago

This should serve as a lesson to all girls / women who rash to start cohabiting with their would be husbands without following proper marriage procedures . Men are like children who like playing with all sorts of toys sitting around them if there is nothing to stop them. Marriage ceremonies are a better way of Reminding or constraining men from messing around with other women. All Women who rash to start cohabiting with a man without following proper marriage procedures because of the love of money they should be prepared to be dumped any time like a condom. You… Read more »

Webster
Webster
2 years ago
Reply to  Mbonga Matoga

This is just nonsense. If the courts issue is at the courts it means there is an issue. Just accept that this greedy church is at fault here. As someone rightly said, had it been an ordinary person sizikanatheka. This man is cursed and his marriage is doomed from the beginning. He has wronged both women and Karma will get him.

KimaK
KimaK
2 years ago
Reply to  Webster

I tell you karma knows no forgiveness you get serve what you deserve its only a matter of timeJoin the discussion…

Kaitano
Kaitano
2 years ago

Kodi ufumu wa chingoni umayenda bwanji? Ngati amalowa ndimwana, this ex girlfriend is a mother to the chief, so madam take heart. Koma banja layamba ndi pakhoti silimatikilatu pakhoti, mawa tinea zina

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