Former Centre for Human Rights and Rehabilitation (CHRR) director Undule Mwakasungula has officially announced his retirement from human rights activism, saying “it’s time for me to go to paradise.”
Mwakasungula, who has been visibly out of the spotlight for an undisclosed ailment, made the revelation during an interview with Malawi’s Christian media house Trans World Radio Sunday.
“I’m now a born again Christian, and a church elder in my congregation,” he told host Victor Kaonga in Today’s Guest programme.
According to Mwakasungula, a fierce critic of late President Bingu wa Mutharika, he made a choice of receiving Jesus Christ as “my personal saviour six months ago” after he was healed from a “strange disease.”
With the disease, the former rights activist confessed that he could not sleep as a normal person and that if he had to do so, then he had to swallow a number of pills.
But after Pastor Elijah Chisi of True Worshippers International prayed for him he said that “I was healed instantly.”
He talked of himself as someone who had previously been a mere church-goer.
“I’m physically and spiritually re-born,” said Mwakasungula. “Time for me to go to hell has passed.”
Mwakasungula was replaced by Timothy Mtambo about two months ago, according to a press statement issued by CHRR last week.