Malawi faith leaders divided: Some clergy forms PAC parallel body

Some clergy have formed what they call Forum for Peace, Justice and Dialogue which they say is aimed at pacifying the country at this political crossroad and initiate dialogue for the political impasse.

Bishop Mbumbwe chairing the parallel PAC

A statement from the Forum seen by Nyasa Times says the founding interim chairperson is Reverend Joseph Bvumbwe and Reverend Timothy Nyasulu is the vice chairperson.

Reverend Brighton Malasa is the secretary and others who make up the interim executive committee include Reverend Edward Chitsonga, Monsignor Boniface Tamani.

The interim committee is also made up of Reverend Madalitso Mbewe, Reverend Matiya Nkhoma, Bishop Charles Tsukuluza, Pastor Frackson Kuyama, Apostle Stanley Ndovie, Sheikh Dinala Chabulika, Reverend Masauko Mbolembole, Alhaji Adam Mwale and Reverend Alex Maulana.

Reports say the Forum has been fully funded by the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) to counter attack the influence of the quasi-religious body, the Public Affairs Committee (PAC).

PAC is  a credible inter-faith human rights and policy watchdog, was formed in 1992 during the country’s political transition from one-party to multiparty system of government.

In the aftermath of the May 21 Tripartite Elections and the tension that ensued, especially surrounding the announcement of the presidential results, PAC embarked on a mission to engage presidential candidates to find a solution to the electoral impasse.

In an earlier statement jointly signed by board chairperson the Very Reverend Felix Chingota and publicity secretary Reverend Father Peter Mulomole, the body said since May 22 it held face-to-face and telephone conversations with some of the presidential candidates to learn more on the challenges facing the result management system.

In 2014, PAC also played a role in opening dialogue among contestants to resolve the election stalemate, again relating to the presidential contest.

The peace declaration serves as a goodwill document for dialogue, mediation and political settlement should things go wrong after voting.

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kgosi
1 year ago

not all who call themselves Pastors and apostles and bishops are so in the eyes of God. you shall know them by their fruits and groups they form and people they associate with.

GRM
GRM
1 year ago

They have sold their souls. Tamani is not my bishop and will never be one

Kanyimbi
Kanyimbi
1 year ago

Divide & rule tactics as usual of DPP. CSO’s new Chonzi group formed to back DPP, new Albino group was formed & now Religious group has been formed to fight PAC why are Malawians so cheap saleouts?

THE APOSTLE
1 year ago

POVERTY WILL KILL THESE GREEDY PASTORS

Mabvuto akula
Mabvuto akula
1 year ago

The people are representing themselves and not their organisations. Asiyeni adye zomaliza!

Omex70
Omex70
1 year ago

Wow! Gold diggers coming together and masquerading as peacemakers. Who does not know that these people are protecting their positions which were given to them by Mutharika? It is only DPP suppoerters who have trust in these mercenaries who are ready to continue surviving through handouts from DPP?

mtete
mtete
1 year ago

Never doubted the lot; all DPP stooges, including Tamani

DRAKE
DRAKE
1 year ago

PAC is no more credible, its supposed to be for all Malawians, its has always been used by MCP since the time of Gunya who is now a DPP member. This is a revolution to protest against the position of PAC and I have the respect of all the Pastors in this new group, many of them have brought true and good gospel in Malawi, have helped to reach out with the true Gospel in Malawi, have helped with the spreading of the true Gospel across the country and have Churches all over and they know the opinions of Malawi.

Khumutcha
Khumutcha
1 year ago
Reply to  DRAKE

DRAKE,

Have you now noted that most of the members listed are withdrawing themselves from this (Forum for Peace, Justice and Dialogue) on issues of integrity? Good examples so far are Kuyama, Ndovie, Chitsonga. Withdrawal letters are still pouring in.

You ask them bwinobwino, they will tell you they stand for Justice, which is hidden from this group.

Aka
Aka
1 year ago

You have a right to form an association but not this type of grouping. The common denominator is MONEY. Money is a source of all evil. The grouping is trying to swim against the current

Toka
Toka
1 year ago

This parallel forum is full of DPP cadets. The Mbewe, Maulana, Bvumbwe, Ndovie, Mbolembole, Chabulika. They don’t wish their country well by siding and favoring mbava.
God is watching.

Brainy
1 year ago
Reply to  Toka

God is watching indeed and you can not fool God neither you can outsmart Him.

DRAKE
DRAKE
1 year ago
Reply to  Toka

These are Credible Pastors who have brought good gospel to the people of Malawi, they are not CADETS. They are GODs representatives who have seen something is not right in PAC

Sikweina
Sikweina
1 year ago
Reply to  Toka

And you call them men of God like this ? TSOKA LENILENI . Perhaps they too are seeking military honour funeral

Khumutcha
Khumutcha
1 year ago
Reply to  Toka

Apostle Ndovie, Pastor Kuyama and Rev Chitsonga have so far withdrawn themselves from the forum.

Dzuwa salozerana

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