Mzuzu Government Secondary School head teacher Deus Gondwe has been posted to Enukweni Community Day Secondary school for refusing to implicate Head of Episcopal Conferece of Malawi, His Grace Bishop Joseph Zuza in a pregnancy plot.
Gondwe is said to be receiving death threats for his honest refusal to implicate his bishop that he was in love with a student girl at Mzuzu Government Secondary School and that he made her pregnant.
The headmaster confirmed his transfer but refused to comment on the reasons, saying he was distressed and fearing for his life.
Sources close to Gondwe disclosed that some functionaries of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) hatched a plot to implicate Zuza that he made a girl student pregnant from Mzuzu Government Secondary School and asked Gondwe to confirm it being a headmaster.
“But Gondwe is a devout Catholic and refused to be used to implicate his bishop. He told us that he is even ready to retire prematurely because he has been receiving threats which he thinks are too much for him. His transfer to a CDSS is in essence a demotion,” said one close friend of Gondwe.
Gondwe was told to implicate Zuza because the bishop during the prayers for the nation said in his homily that every person who thinks knows everything is the most stupid person (Chindere Chakifikapo). His sermon was basically called on all Malawians to join hands to find solutions to the problems the country is facing.
President Bingu wa Mutharika accepted that Zuza was referring to him and has since waged war against Zuza just like Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe did with Bishop Pius Ncube.
Ncube was critical of Mugabe and the president implicated him in sex plot.
Meanwhile, Pope’s envoy to Malawi and Zambia, Archbishop Nicola Girasoli, speaking o Saturday during the commemoration of the golden jubilee for Mzuzu Diocese where Zuza is based, commended the Bishop for his strong pastoral initiatives to serve the people in the region.
The Nuncio urged the Catholic community, especially the laity, to remain united.