Information reaching Malawi24 indicates that the Livingstonia synod, as the Malawi northern region grouping continues to mistreat its reverends with postings that are not pleasing members of the synod.
Barely some months after top administrators posted Chimwemwe Mhango from Kanengo to Mzimba, Rev.
PB Mshanga of Mupata church in Karonga has been reportedly posted to Mzimba as a punishment. Church members at Mupata told our reporter that one of the senior administrators at the synod headquarters betrayed Mshanga by alleging that he is a witchdoctor and often demands money from the Christians he prays for.
“They knew Mshanga was the best man of God thus they hated him. We began hearing that he was making women nude when conducting sermons for his ritual purposes. They also faked stories that he was sleeping with women and touching their breast. All that was not true but only aimed at ruining his spiritual life,’’ said one of the church members at Maputa.
Malawi24 understand that the decision to post him has not pleased many Christians there. Even traditional leaders told our paper that they are disappointed with the synod administration which often does controversial things.
Group village headman Mwalupondo of the area could not hide his anger at the posting of a man he believed to have been called by God to serve and save people of his area. He then warned the synod top men never to send them another pastor saying they would rather live without any.
“We don’t want another reverend here. We should rather remain as we are because we strongly believe that Mshanga’s posting to Mzimba is not reasonable,” said GVH Mwalupondo.
However on his part Mshanga praised God and said he believes what God has blessed no human can dare to curse. He told our reporter that despite some people cooking up false stories to bring him down, he will never decline in faith.
“The general secretary called and warned that should I dare refuse the posting, they will dismiss me,” Mshanga said. “Well I am ready for anything; however I take it as God calling and let me emphasize that I will go to Mzimba.” Efforts to speak to the Synod Moderator Timothy Nyasulu to comment on the matter proved futile.