Reverend Kadawati refuses to disown son Peter involved in K46m Petroda robbery

Former CCAP Blantyre Synod General Secretary Macdonald Kadawati has said he cannot disown his son Peter, who is believed to have masterminded the armed robbery at Petroda Filling Station in Lilongwe two weeks ago.

Peter Kadawati: Robbery suspect

Peter Kadawati: Robbery suspect

The robbers shot dead one police officer and went away with over K46 million.

Peter is also suspected to have financed the whole operation.

“He was giving transport and money to the robbers. He is the son to the Reverend Kadawati. He is now in Lilongwe (in police custody),” National Deputy police spokesperson, Nicolas Gondwa, told Malawi News.

Reacting to this, Reverend Kadawati, who has served the church for over 30 years, told the weekend paper that he could not disown his son and that he has left the matter in the hands of the court.

He asked people to be praying for him and his family to be strong during this trying moments.

“This is a big challenge to my service which I have rendered to the Lord. I have taught my children and family how to live. I have never been a naughty boy but this is what I can get in the end.

“I believe God wants to teach us something. Jesus had 12 Apostles and one of them was a bad apple. Please pray for us. We are aliving on earth where so many things are happening,” Kadawati is quoted as saying.

Peter was picked at his residential area in Blantyre for questioning after his identity card was found in the runaway vehicle which the robbers used and later abandoned at Chitukuko roundabout in Lilongwe from where they hijacked a passenger minibus.

The 31 year-old suspect is worked for Joyce Banda Foundation International (JBFI) as Programmes Manager ut he was fired from his job in 2014 after misappropriating donor funds at the foundation.


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kholowa mkabudula
When it comes to the bible,it makes me cry because if you read it, almost our every day issues are there. Remember the issue of Eli guys? This guy can be possibly one of the thieves but as a father he cannot disown until the truth is known.How we don’t know as our society is just corrupted than ever before,may be God himself should come down and reveal the truth to us if we can accept it at all. As a reverend l feel you better keep quite and pray because you may be shocked tomorrow and leave your leadership… Read more »

It is very possible that that the thieves may have stolen Peter’s Identity card and leave it in the car deliberately to impersonate Peter!

M Nthara

We are with you our beloved Reverend through these trying times. You did everything that a parent can teach his or her child but this is what Peter has ended up following. May God help us and that he may repent and turn away from the path he has taken just as Stephen did in the bible. God is a God of possibilities. No matter what Peter will remain our son and even at this moment he is a child of God beckoning him to turn away from his sins as lost ship.


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Why was he dismissed at JBFI? Is it true that he was caught in Mulanje? I for one do feel sorry for the Policeman who was shot dead and the future of his family. We need to see that a life shouldnt be just lost just like that. A life is a gift from God. Lets pray for the bereaved family and ask God to transform this guy and accept Jesus as his personal Saviour. Many pastors have naughty children I dont know why. Some surely the pastors themselves were naughty when they were young and changed but others I… Read more »

This guy is an adult and makes his own decisions…. He will answered any charges levelled against him on his own.



Noise Kasito

Mr. Reverend,
even if we can assist you to pray for your son i think this can not work hence your son is mature.
Had it been that your son was a teenager it would have worked, (kuongola mtengo mpomwe uli waung’ono).

Joseph Moyo
Call a spade a spade Rev Kadawati does not care about others. Selfish Pastor. My thinking is that you should have condemned this act. One person, a father, husband and above a son like this murder lost his life because of the your son the pastor failed to raise properly and here you ask for prayers for you Rev. Why not ask for prayers for departed soul ? You are hypocrite Pastor. The church will contribute to you to see your devil son but your church will not contribute the dead. Don’t forget we say like son like Father. You… Read more »

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