Congregation breaks away from Livingstonia Synod of CCAP

Kanengo congregation in Lilongwe has split from the Church of Central Africa Presbyterian (CCAP) Synod of Livingstonia because of the controversy over the dismissal of Reverend Chimwemwe Mhango.

Rev Chimwemwe Mhango: At the centre of controversy

Rev Chimwemwe Mhango: At the centre of controversy

The synod dismissed Mhango citing rebellious acts after he and the congregation protested his transfer from Kanengo to Euthini in Mzimba.

But despite the dismissal, Mhango went to church on Sunday to minister as usual.

Apparenly, Mhango went to preach on a premise that there is a court order stopping his transfer and also the dismissal.

However, the synod did not want Mhango to lead the sermon as they wantesd to interrupt the church service and read a dismissal letter of Mhango.

That did not go well with the congregation and chaos followed.

And the congregation have agreed to secede from Livingstonia Synod of CCAP and follow Mhango to lead them in a “new ministry.”

Kanengo congregation’s deacon’s court clerk, Rose Ng’oma said they have made a “ careful thought” and decided to break away.

She said the congregation  still wants Mhango to lead them and since he is dismissed in Livingstonia Synod, the decision also affects them and they will go with him.

Synod moderator Douglas Chipofya has said they are “saddened” at the decision of the members of Kanengo CCAP church to leave the Livingstonia Synod.

Chipfya said the synod will hold “discussions “ with the congregation to clarify the situation and determine the best way of preserving a Livingstonia Synod presence in the capital Lilongwe.

Mhango was ordained on April 24, 1994 and has served as a minister for various congregations up to date. He is also a renowned gospel musician and Musicians Union of Malawi (MUM) president.

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Soka ku wamanyi malango, awo wakupangiska kut munthu munyake wanangire chiuta, wakupalanya wa christu na walongozgi wapusikizgi

taelo limmbani

its sad my synod. you are after kuwiska wanyinu. chiuta sono muonenge ivi wachitenge. its a huge disgrace. Dont play with God because you will pay dearly. Imwe waliska dont think you are God and mind you , you will be judged by him. Do not allow curses to destroy your households. Shame.

Obed Phiri

Mhango, you keep on mentioning the Holy Spirit plz stop doing that because God does not know you.Honestly.

True malawian

Ndale zikuononga kachisi wa Yehova. Executive ya Livingstonia ndale zikuwasokoneza.



chanozga banda

what I know about ministrialism is to serve people anywhere at anytime.going to euthini was not so bad for reknowned person like him[chimwemwe] because even the euthini congregation wants development.But the move which the so called synod of livingstonia has taken is not related to God mission.where else will they get apowerfull person like him? God help us as REV REVERY NYONDO SAID AND I CAUGHT”CHIUTAMWEEEEEE VYANANGIKA NIVICHINA?”


Because of greedy and jealosy akulimbana Rev Chimwemwe Mhango….zonsezi ndi Amezuwa AMorris Munthali ANyondo secretary general wa Livingstonia akufuna atenge m’bale wawo Agnes Nyirenda yemwe anali m’busa pa st paul congregation pano akupanga Maphunziro ku Zambia.Nde akufuna akachotsa chimwemwe m’busa waku Mchinji aziyendela aziyendela ndicholinga “pending”kut akachoka ku xul adzatenge malo.Pamene Timothy Nyirenda mamuna wa mayiyu ndi m’busaso amene wasithananaye .akufuna angodzadza pano


atumbuka! Eish! Ngati ma Zulu tu!

The fact that ‘anyone can be posted anywhere’ may not necessarily mean that ‘everyone can be posted any where’…Leadership skills. Sometimes rational decisions can be misleading. However, it’s not too late sit down and revisit the issue. After all its not strange to have two members of the same family having differences. The onus is to settle them amicably. Forming a new congregation would not be a new thing nor something to worry about – but it would be the worse thing ever. If anything not in the same Church premises be coz they were under the auspices of CCAP… Read more »
Earth Digger

True and honest ministers are ready to go where their services are needed. They kist put the will of God in front of their own. If he says Euthini is primitive, without electricity, is the one who is to go not person enough? Ministers must remember their commission, they shouldn’t be out for comfort but for the Lord’s cause.

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