CCAP Livingstonia Synod haunted by defamation case: Matter back in court
Dust refuses to settle in the CCAP Synod of Livingstonia as Reverend Timothy Nyasulu and others have vowed to go back to court of law with a defamation case against General Secretary Reverend Levi Nyondo.
The move follows the Synod’s decision not to bow down to Reverend Nyasulu’s group demand for a General Synod Assembly to discuss their outstanding differences. But the synod opted for a General Administrative Committee meeting which ended yesterday at Ekwendeni.
In reaction, the splinter group which comprises Reverends Nyasulu, Clifford Baloyi, Alick Mhone and Katiala Mughogho, among others, has decided to go back to court with a defamation case against Reverend Nyondo.
In the defamation case, the group is accusing the synod’s general secretary of defaming them by alleging that the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) gave them money to campaign during last year’s controversial synod elections where Nyondo triumphed.
Initially, the two parties agreed to discontinue all the court cases after the Mzuzu High Court ruled that the concerned parties should settle their issues at the church level using mediation.
But speaking during a presser on Tuesday, Reverend Nyasulu said they would now go to court full throttle because the synod seems not to care about the concerns they raised in the petition.
“When we were writing the petition, we had hoped that our concerns of holding a synod meeting would be paid attention to, but to our surprise, the synod never gave priority to what we were calling for.
“We felt that the emergency synod meeting would be a better platform where all the outstanding issues would be better solved; but this never happened as the synod decided to have a mere general administrative committee meeting instead of what we petitioned them,” Nyasulu said.
Nyasulu then said their group is left with no option but to continue with the defamation case at the court as the only realistic platform to solve the issues.
“From now on, we will go on with the defamation case at court since the defendants, themselves, confessed that they really defamed us by alleging that we pocketed money from the DPP to do the campaign for elections last year,” he said.
Efforts to speak to the synod’s General Secretary Nyondo proved futile as his phone was out of reach.
The conference which started Friday till Monday was reportedly disrupted on Saturday.
Reverend Nyasulu, retired Reverend Anthony Luhanga, Church Elders Spencer Mhone and Prince Tembo reportedly entered the Church carrying placards that had messages demanding the synod’s moderator to suspend the conference.
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Ino ndi nthawi yoti anthu church tikangalike kufalitsa uthenga wa Mulungu koma muli busy ndi ma ulamulilo a dziko la pansi its a shame to us CCAP Christians makamaka aZitsogoleri inu muyenela kuonetsa chitsanzo chabwino kuti anthu alowe mpingo wanu anthu apulumutsidwe koma anthu apulumuka bwanji poti Satana wamanga maziko pakati panu.
iziziz zikuonetseratu kuti mzimu oyera wayamba kawathawa anthuwa. Chonde A nyondo Na A nyasulu! pangani retire ndipo muwernge kwinu. tilutilizge ise tilipo
The major problem is LEVI NYONDO. Nyondo is the architect of all synod problems. am not a CCAP but this guy thinks he is Livingstonia. big headed kuba basi mpando onona. He is everywhere creatin mayhem… useless
Awa anganya mulengesa mutuwvacha kumbi ntchipani pamwenga timu ya bola????mulivi ndi soni lekani ulisya yambani ndyali nkhani ya ntchalichi ku khoti. muziweni khristu alisya chondi ndaweya.
Mad people of the north at it again. Masquerading as reverends when in fact they are terrible and heartless politicians. If the Livingstonia Synod Political Party (LSPP) does not register in 10 days, I shall personally register LSPP on their behalf 2 days later. This synod MUST stop swindling people in the name of GOD.
AND IF IT SEEMS EVIL TO YOU TO SERVE THE LORD, CHOOSE FOR YOURSELVES THIS DAY WHOM YOU WILL SERVE, ……. BUT AS FOR ME AND MY HOUSE, WE WILL SERVE THE LORD.
Kasi mulije mukati mwinu wamahala wakuti wangamweruzgani?
Kasi mukumanya kuti tazamyeruzga charu ?
I don’t understand these Reverends from Livingstonia Synod of the CCAP.Actually I don’t know what they intend to achieve in all these never ending wrangles yet they are men of collar. God should indeed help us.
Rev. Nyasulu what do you expect to achieve in all these things that you are doing? I can’t understand the motive behind your noise.