Chewa authorities charge Bishop Bwanali three cows for insult    

The influential Chewa tribe members  on Tuesday charged Bishop Henry Bwanali of Redeemed Church International three cows for what they term tarnishing the image of their culture.

Bishop Bwanali appologising to the Chewa Heritage. pic by Leah Msuku
involved parties pose for reconciliation photo. pic by Leah Msuku

The punishment has come following Bwanali’s audio that went viral on social media insulting the Chewa Tribe, Assemblies of God, Roman Catholic Church and Church of Central African Presbyterian (CCAP), among others.

Speaking during a reconciliation meeting held at Lilongwe District Council, Chewa Tribe Coordinator for Malawi, Zambia and Mozambique, Senior Chief Lukwa commended Bwanali for realizing his mistake and coming open to apologise for his mistake.

Chief Lukwa, therefore, called upon all Chewas to open their hearts in forgiving Bwanali and continue working with him in peace.

“We have forgiven the bishop as the President and Kalonga Gawaundi always encourage us to live in peace with one another.

“The bishop has accepted to pay three cows as an apology for insulting the Chewa Tribe and its traditional dance (gulewamkulu),” he said.

He added: “It shows that he has really accepted his mistake. We call upon all church leaders to always preach love and unity, and refrain from preaching words outside the gospel that bring tension and conflicts among people.”

Lilongwe District Commissioner, Lawford Palani, said it was pleasing for their office to organise a reconciliation meeting for the bishop and the chiefs to ensure that peace continues between them.

“Through the Chewa Heritage, the chiefs came to my office to complain about this issue. Looking at the situation, I thought the right way of solving it was calling both parties to reconcile.

“All we want is to have consistent peace between the church and traditional leaders and that is the way we are supposed to live as Malawians. I am happy that we have achieved that today,” he said.

Bishop Bwanali recently apologized to the Chewa tribe, all churches and the entire nation for the offensive words he said as he was preaching in Kasungu and promised never to do such a thing again.

“I am a man of peace, I’m not such a person who speaks such words, I believe anger took over me; I spoke wrongly to the nation of Malawi.

“I made a mistake because as preachers of the gospel, we are ambassadors of love and peace; we have to preach peace and unity,” reads part of Bwanali’s apology.

“I made a mistake and call upon all preachers to encourage peace among us all,” said Bwanali.

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Seko
Seko
7 months ago

ABUSA all WHAT YOU SAID is TRUE.
Zina ndi izo pano akufuna zankhuli.
Am a.ccap member koma eish, nsanje ndiyomwe ilipo. Mbuyomu palibe amaloledwa kuyimba ma chorus, kuvina muchurch ochita izi amayimitsidwa mumpingo, ankati zamaborn again muno ayi. Komatu pano ndi Copy and Paste. Koma chifukwa olo akopera sizikuwayenderabe ayambano kunena anzawo a Satanic.
Ana awo akasowa ntchito akamaliza school.akumawauza kuti ayambitse mpingo wao, ndi iti tikumamveka ndi mbiri zopanga misbehave..No any Devine calling..

National Ceo
National Ceo
7 months ago

The bishop has apologised in fear of being bewitched.

Mogasa
Mogasa
7 months ago
Reply to  National Ceo

kkkkkk. I am still laughing. Sounds like the truth

chaiwone wawo
7 months ago

So the bishop has apologized and has also paid. And we are told the apology has been accepted. Without the payment would the apology be accepted? Is this true forgiveness and is it genuine reconciliation? Just me thinking aloud

Jesus is Lord
Jesus is Lord
7 months ago

The most important is the reconciliation that has happened, let us leave the rest for peace and love to reign.

Mwini muzi
Mwini muzi
7 months ago

This Bishop’s apology had so many gaps that could have been filled. He insulted the whole CCAP but only apologised to Nkhoma synode. He insulted those that joined the pulpit late after retirement from other professions, castigating them that they were not genuinely called to serve the Lord, instead praising himself as the rightful one having started at the age of 17. Good that he has learned in a painful way that the pulpit is not a place one can talk lot of nonsense as he did. It’s not a place to settle scores or take pride simply because no… Read more »

Last edited 7 months ago by Mwini muzi
Ndata Boy
7 months ago

apology accepted

Pewani
Pewani
7 months ago

Anthuwa ndi ankhuli ndithu (pepani zilombo ndi zankhuli).

Gogo petulo
7 months ago

Ng’ombe zitatu zachepa. Kuyambitsa mpingo kamba kadyera. Akuti ankagona ndi njala, mwana wawo sadavalepo thewera lakushop, akuti ankayenda pansi. Pano agula magalimoto abwino kudzera kumpingo. Zonzezi ziwapindulira chiani anthu pamoyo wauzimu?

Tato
Tato
7 months ago
Reply to  Gogo petulo

May God give you wisdom to know the Power of prayer.

CESSPOOL
CESSPOOL
7 months ago

Treasurer wa ng’ombe zitatu is Lukwa. This chief is very conversant with traditional matters koma anona

Mabvuto
Mabvuto
7 months ago
Reply to  CESSPOOL

Chigamulo chake ndichodabwutea kungoti ng’ombe zitatu nanga akabweletsa tiyana tang’ombe sibasi bola tikhale titatu kkkk akanamuonetsa kuti ng’ombe ikhala yokula chochi ,

Central
Central
7 months ago
Reply to  Mabvuto

Your comment shows that kwanu iweyo you are some trillion kilometres from leadership and or have never attended kuweluza nkhani! For your information while the charge is Ng’ombe, practical the victim was given an equivalent amount of money for each ng’ombe! Awansooooooooooooooooooooooooo bwanji mukudziyalutsa kugulu chonchi?

ERUTU
ERUTU
7 months ago

Chibwana chimalanga 🤔

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