Hundred of members of the Church of Central Africa Presbyterian (CCAP) Synod of Livingstonia at Kanengo congregation in Lilongwe have threatened to quit the church in protest of the dismissal of Reverend Chimwemwe Mhango.
The synod has dismissed Mhango citing rebellious acts after he and the congregation protested his transfer from Kanengo to Euthini in Mzimba.
Mhango is reportedly mobilising the congregation to form a membership of a breakaway church.
Kanengo congregation’s deacon’s court clerk, Rose Ng’oma, said the congregation is ready to dump Livingstonia Synod and operate under another name.
“We already warned them that should anything happen to him, we will leave the church,” Ng’oma said.
Mhango argues that the transfer was not done in good faith, arguing that, for one to be removed they must have committed an offence, been promoted or going for studies.
The congregation held vigil at the synod offices in Mzuzu and obtained an injunction to stop Mhango’s transfer. However, the synod went ahead to dismiss the reverend with the injunction in force.
Meanwhile, Synod moderator Douglas Chipofya has said “Kanengo members are at liberty to express their views, but Mhango ceases to be a reverend.”
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.
On his next move, Mhango said he will seek God’s guidance through prayers first before making any decision on the matter.
“What I know is that I have not sinned and I have not wronged anybody; I’ll pray to God for his guidance,” he said.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :