Rev Nyondo rebukes Vuwa for blocking Chakwera at funeral of TA Malengamzoma

CCAP Synod of Livingstonia between General Secretary the Reverend Levi Nyondo On Saturday openly rebuked  presidential advisor on unity and parliamentary affairs Symon Vuwa Kaunda for removing Malawi Congress Party (MCP) president Lazarus Chakwera from the list of people who were to give eulogies at the funeral ceremony of :Traditional Authority (TA) Malengamzoma in Nkhatabay.

Vuwa Kaunda: Removed Chakwera from list of speakers

The chief was laid to rest at her Chituka headquarters in Nkhata Bay District and Chakwera, who is also leader of opposition, was scheduled to speak after Nkhatabay District chairperson But Vuwa Kaunda removed Chakwera from the list of speakers.

Reverend Nyondo said what Kaunda did was bad and he openly condemned him.

“Why have you made amendments to the programme without consulting us? Why is it that some people have spoken and others  have not? This is CCAP Synof of Livingstonia’s funeral service and not political rally,” said Nyondo.

“Any programme of the synod’s funeral is made by the bereaved families in consultation with the government and the church. Next time, never dare to make the same mistake,” the Reverend Nyondo said.

The gathering gave Nyindo’s rebuke of Vuwa an applause and ululations.

The TA, real name Olivia Nicy Manda, died in her sleep on the night of Tuesday at the age of 92 after serving for 43 years.

Senior Chief Mkumbira described late Malengamzoma as courageous and hardworking.

“She was very courageous despite being a woman. Malengamzoma was the only female chief here and the whole northern region. We were very lucky in Nkhata Bay to have a female chief,” he said.

Nkhata Bay District Commissioner, Rodney Simwaka said Malengamzoma was a good chief and hailed her for being development oriented.

Director of Chiefs in the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development, Charles Thombozi asked the family of Malengamzoma to choose the next chief in a peaceful manner.

“People quarrel a lot nowadays when they want to choose the next chief. Government is asking the family to follow the right procedures and choose the next chief in a peaceful way.

“I hope three months from now, the next chief will be known and it’s my plea that the next chief should even inherit the behaviour of our late Malengamzoma,” he said.

Manda was officially installed as TA on 30 October, 1976.

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Hatton
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Hatton

Did AFORD speak at the funeral since according to some misguided people believe that all leaders of political parties present there were required to be given the microphone. I know Rev Nyondo expect Chakwera to grant him a nod for his expansion policy of Livingstonia Synod into Nkhoma Synod territory. Imeneyo sitiimva.
Mkuluyu Nyondo, ndiwankhanza. Tikukumbukira momwe anawazunzira Abusa a Chimwemwe Mhango. Ife sitikudabwa nao chifukwa the most desired characteristic for one to be in MCP ndi nkhanza.

kheza
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kheza

vuwa is so scared and has already started his salvagery campaign. He is busy going arround with his vumbwa first wife who is just remembered during campaign because she is the one who is willing to do Vuwas vizimba while the second wife doesnt accept zakumidima.

santana
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santana

Mr Tiyanjane, that’s the reason why the Livingstonia synod has never supported a winning team. Their thinking is always shallow. Are these the days of sticking to one person for a third term as if he is the only wise man in the synod? Ndiye ukapewo umenewo. Mwathawa Joyce lero mukulowera ku Kongeresi komwe kuja. Kusonyeza kuti kuganiza kwanu nkofanana. I know that the North is addicted to torture.

Hatton
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Hatton

Kodi vuto la a Kongilesi ndi chiani? Nthawi zonse amafuna kusokoneza maliro a mafumu m’dziko muno. Rev Nyondo, the father and founder of third term in Livingstonia Synod, needs some civic education. Chiefs serve the government of the day. No where is it stated that Chiefs must serve opposition of the day as Nyondo suggests. A Nyondo ngati Maurice Munthali wakunamizani mugwera limodzi. Maliro a mfumu amakhala a akubanja ndi boma. Kodi mu Nkhatabay mukachitika maliro a CCAP a Nyondo mumapitako kapena munapita chifukwa choti malirowo anali a mfumu? Dikirani Chakwerayo adzakhala guest of honour pa Maliro anu popeza nonse… Read more »

LEGO
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So was that funeral for DDP?If you know nothing about chiefs don’t talk rubbish here.Chiefs do not belong to any party because in their kingdoms they are people who belongs to different political parties hence it becomes so difficult a chief to side to one party.Being the case Chakwera was entitled to speak on the particular funeral.Vuwa was there for DDP so was Chakwera representing MCP.I just thank the Rev Nyondo for his openness and courageous stance he took by telling Vuwa the wrong thing he did,such people are very rare in Malawi.In Malawi we like to talk on the… Read more »

#DzukaniAmalawi
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#DzukaniAmalawi

Really Hatton. Chiefs practise non-partisan politics. That’s what the constitution says. Which legislation are you referring to bwana Hatton.

Vuwa
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Vuwa

Mutayeni uyu akuganiza mopelewera

Nganga
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Chiefs serve people of their area and NOT Government.

Tiyanjane
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Tiyanjane

We, Livingstonia members gave Rev Nyondo the third term for only one reason – to stop DPP from planting their stooge in our Synid like they did with Bkantyre Synod.. As for Vuwa, we accept his apology which he offered in front of the camera.. Vuwa knows thatt foolish behaviour like that is reserved forthe south, and absolutely not tolerated in the North. We Tonga people would have been very disappointed had Linia Gen Sec failed to officiate at the funeral of a TA whose HQ is at Chituka, the historic Livingstonia Synod station.. Similarly, we would have felt belittled… Read more »

Omex70
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Omex70

@Hatton,
I doubt your thinking capacity because whatever you have said here is out of order. It is completely trash.

Vuwa
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Vuwa

Very right. He is indeed out of order. Kungofuna kulemba apa. Shallow thinking

Takwalakwa
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Takwalakwa

If this was not politiCal why was MCP?

Extra Point
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Extra Point

Mr Vuwa Kaunda, Presidential Advisor on National Unity, who doesn’t want unity. Irony how the president get such people in people when they have nothing positive to offer. National unity requires tolerance, not what Mr Vuwa Kaunda is doing. I hope the president is able to read the implications of having such people as advisors. May be thats what the president want? People who can tear down others without reason. Slow down.

AAlex
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AAlex

Ada Kaunda. Mwachitika uli aimwi? Mutitilengeska tanyinu. Pa mawa muzawafuna a Chakwela omwewo.

Vuwa
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Vuwa

Chalu ntchakuzunguliya ichi mwazakuwakhumba

wids
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wids

now as we approach elecions, there will be more fights at funerals, chief installation etc as politicians want to have visibility. sometime Chakwera should delegate some of these things because he is not the only one in MCP. his behaviour is a danger sign of power concetration where he wants to do all things by himself. we know MCP now has only three active senior members Mia< Chakwera and Nkaka and all others are either handclappers or specatators.

LEGO
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This Vuwa is just a political puppet without brain thus why he was swindled money.A Chief doesn’t belong to any people and he is a chief of all and i wonder why Vuwa went on politicising the funeral?Lets not allow such kind of people to be in politics.I also salute Rev Nyondo for the courageous he showed by telling Vuwa off what he did .

Watipa
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Watipa

Light and darkness, ziwanda zimanjenjemera pa kabwera clean politician, Lazarus chakwera chiyembezo cha a malawi. MCP moving forward

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