Chipofya new moderator of Livingstonia Synod: Rev Chimwemwe Mhango transfer sparks protest

CCAP Synod of Livingstonia has reportedly transferred Reverend Chimwemwe Mhango from Kanengo Congregation in Malawi’s administrative capital Lilongwe to Ekwendeni in northern district of Mzimba, prompting anger from Church Members.

Members have since protested against Synod’s decision, with some claiming the move has been done out of “jealous”.

There was no immediate reaction from the Synod on the matter.

Rev Chimweme Mhango: Transferred to Ekwendeni
Rev Chimweme Mhango: Transferred to Ekwendeni

Meanwhile, Livingstonia Synod has a new Moderator in the name of Rev. Douglas Chipofya, who has taken the mantle from Rev. Dr Timothy Nyasulu.

Rev. Chipofya was elected Moderator last Saturday during the Synod’s 34th General Assembly at Ekwendeni Mission Station in Mzimba.

Chipofya told the Assembly that he was full of joy to take up the  position and pledged to support government of the day in its
development endeavours.

“I will ensure that the Church continues growing. I will be pleased to see that our Church collaborates with government in spearheading  development and polices that are beneficial to the common man.

“Church and State will remain partners thus, great need for two to continue  work together,” Rev. Chipofya said.

In his farewell speech, Rev. Nyasulu who is also Moderator of the General Synod, comprising Livingstonia, Nkhoma, Blantyre, and Harare, said he was happy that during his  tenure the Church grew spiritually and that unity prevailed.

“I am leaving a happy person. During my tenure as Moderator of Livingstonia Synod, unity prevailed inside the Church,” said Dr Nyasulu.

The bi-annual assembly also elected Deputy Moderator, known as Moderator-Elect, who will be  understudying the current Spiritual head for two years.

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