Malawi govt halts issuance of diplomatic passports to religious leaders

Government says it has stopped issuing the after sought diplomatic passports to religious leaders.

Shumba: No diplomatic passports for clergy

Ministry of  Foreign Affairs spokesperson, Rejoice Chaponda Shumba said the change of policy in stopping the issuance of the diplomatic passports to religious leaders was effected after the change of government.

She said this has nothing to do with the issues of prophet Shepherd Bushiri who has a diplomatic passport but is answering some cases in South Africa.

“Prophet Bushiri was issued with the diplomatic passport as a prominent religious leader, that was the policy then.

“Since Tonse Alliance came into power, the government stopped issued the passports to the prominent leaders. The policy has changed,” said Shumba.

She said the diplomatic passports allowed the religious leaders to travel without problems whenever they wanted to go outside the country to preach the word of God.

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Mwenechanya
Mwenechanya
1 year ago

China nchina koma George Chaponda’s daughter Rejoice ndiwokongola mpake sangamuchose ntchito

Alamu Pumani Mwakalamba

Dzikoli lidali m’manja mwa agaludi eti? Diplomatic passport kwa mbava mpaka? These people just wake up one day and claim that they have been approached by the Holy Spirit and they are prophets. Check their background, they were once thieves, womanizers, drunkards, jobless etc. For them to survive they start preaching and claim 10% of the salaries of their followers. Mbuli in Africa ndi zambiri and we even have educated fools who are easily fooled by these people. We have decent traditional churches like Catholics, CCAP, Anglican, Seventh Day, Assemblies of God, etc which do not steal from the preachers… Read more »

Direct
Direct
1 year ago

Every church is claiming 10 percent from its followers including the traditional ones you have mentioned

Chukambiri
Chukambiri
1 year ago

You are a liar, CCAP is no longer a church of God for example some CCAP churches are collecting tithe , 50% is given to pastors who are on payroll and the remaining 50% is lent out to its members who are poor.instead of assiting the poor,the sick and the erderly. Can an earderly poor or sick person run a business?????? Once again “you are a liar”

Kalichero
1 year ago

Chakwera is also part of the clergy. Do you want to tell me that he will not get a dip passport. There is just need for a criteria to be in place. Do not put a blanket ban on dip passports to the clergy.

nyarugwe
nyarugwe
1 year ago
Reply to  Kalichero

He will get it as a politician not as “man of GOD”

Sikusinja
Sikusinja
1 year ago

I thought seconded employees like Rejoice were told to go back. Why is she still ku ministry.

Mwenechanya
Mwenechanya
1 year ago
Reply to  Sikusinja

Kukongola konseko angamochose ndani, olo muli inu manyazi mulibe?

Freedom Fighter
1 year ago

I bet Rejoice is specifically employed to keep mkaka happy intimately. This mkaka guy is becoming like ben phiri or norman chisale

Mwenechanya
Mwenechanya
1 year ago

Rejoice ndi mwana Bullet sangachosedwe nokhanso mudziwa

Kumavalo Nsamaonetsa Nyoni
Kumavalo Nsamaonetsa Nyoni
1 year ago

There was no such policy.This is a cover up.

tuntufye
tuntufye
1 year ago

ndipo ngati bodza. some of us our feet are prominent leaders too, bwanji tilibe diplomatic passport kkkk

Ana A Dad
Ana A Dad
1 year ago

Mkaka may be good in other areas but he is not fit to be a foreign minister. He will make blunders. Give him Another Ministry, Nancy Tembo can do better at foreign Affairs ministry.

Mangochi Kabwafu
Mangochi Kabwafu
1 year ago

Passports to religious leaders, really? Despite being a Pastor, my dad never had a diplomatic passport but rather for the commoners. Fishy.

Junky
Junky
1 year ago

Iwe ndi chiwanda ayise,what is wrong to issue a Diplomatic Passport btoba Religious Leaders? Eeeeeee wandiopsa

Lucifer
Lucifer
1 year ago

After this I don’t think any country will trust any person with Malawian diplomatic passport. I am sure even people at ziboliboli have diplomatic passport.

ADA
ADA
1 year ago
Reply to  Lucifer

Boma lapitali la DPP linkagawa ma passport wa ngati ma sweet.

Sindyeka Dekhani
Sindyeka Dekhani
1 year ago
Reply to  Lucifer

Eyatu analandira Nthawi ya Bakili, Iwo si anthu?

JONES
JONES
1 year ago

This is ridiculous. How can you stop like that? There are several bishops who are diplomats and use diplomatic passports. Just say there are conditions that will have to be followed other than being reactionary.

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