Anglican Church Christians from Blantyre converged at College of Medicine mortuary to pay their last respect to former Public Affairs (PAC) Chairperson and Anglica Canon Fr. Constantine Kaswaya who died due to asthma at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital (QECH) in Blantyre.
The late Kaswaya who has died at 65 served as PAC chair for two terms and also acted as Bishop of Anglican Diocese for Southern Malawi.
According to Bishop Alinafe Kalanda, the late Kaswaya had been fighting asthma at QECH until his death.
.At exactly 3:00pm on Thursday the Anglican faithfuls made a prayer before the body was taken to Mpingwe, the house of the late Kaswaya.
The body of the late Reverend Father Kaswaya is expected to be laid to rest on Friday, February 20 at Misesa cemetery after prayers at Holy Innocent Parish.
He was ordained as a priest in 1979
Kaswaya has served a lot of posts in the church and was also its vicar general.
Among other notable things, Kaswaya led leaders of all religious groups in Malawi, under their umbrella organisation – the Public Affairs Committee (PAC) during President Bakili Muluzi era at his official residence in Blantyre to express their concern over an unprecedented rise in state-sponsored political violence in the country.
Kaswaya signed the famous statement: “Choosing Our Destiny” which Pac authored in 2002 in protest to Muluzi’s campaign for a prolonged tenure of office.