The first Member of Parliament for Mangochi West Constituency in independent Malawi, George Ndomondo is no more. He died Monday and was being buried on Tuesday.
He was elected MP soon after independence during the reign of Dr. Hastings Kamuzu Banda and got into Priesthood after he was released fron prison where he spent time for political reasons, the Anglican Diocese of Upper Shire (ADUS) has said.
“Yes, Canon Ndomondo died yesterday after a short illness, and the first First Requiem Mass was held at the Saint Peter and Paul Cathedral in Mpondas at 16:00Hours where a vigil was also observed.
“The Second Requiem and burial service is Tuesday. He will be laid to rest at the Old Mpondas Mission,” said the Right Reverend Brighton Vita Malasa, ADUS Bishop and Chairman of the Anglican Church in Malawi.
Bishop Malasa, who is the Main Celebrant of the Requiem Mass and Burial Service, disclosed that the late Ndomondo was together with others jailed at Dzaleka Maximum Prison accused of supporting the Late Honorable Masauko Chipembere.
“The late Reverend Canon George was the first Member of Parliament for Mangochi West Constituency soon after Independence during the reign of Dr. Hastings Kamuzu Banda but it is upon his release from the prison when he joined Priesthood and was ordained by the late Bishop Donald Arden in 1975,” said Rt. Rev. Malasa.
Rev.Ndomondo served in different positions in the Church including being acting Dean of St. Peter’s and Paul Cathedral in Mpondas, Vicar General, Archdeacon of Mangochi East and Archdeacon of Upper Shire then before the new Diocese of Upper Shire was formed in 2002.
“He also held positions of the Executive Director for Chilema Ecumenical Training and Conference Centre, served as Parish Priest for Chilipa, Malindi, Namwera, Mpondas, Mpinganjira, Liwonde, Mchenga among others,” said Bishop Malasa.
Has died aged 83 years is survived by a wife and children and grand children.