Divisions emerge in Kanengo CCAP saga


Divisions have emerged amongst Christians of Kanengo CCAP in Lilongwe with one camp congregating at Lilongwe Teachers Training College (TCC) while the other camp continues worshipping at the same church.

The camp which is now congregating at Lilongwe TTC is against the letter which the other camp wrote stating that they are no longer synod members.

Kanengo CCAP Deputy Station Clerk Hezron Banda confirmed the development in an interview with The Daily Times on Tuesday.


“We are still praying at Kanengo and those who left the church want our reverend to go which we are refusing. The other group is praying at the TTC and I understand that they first congregated there last Sunday. But the majority of people are of the view that our reverend must not go anywhere else,” said Banda.

Banda said they are currently waiting to hear from Livingstonia Synod on the way forward.

He said they wrote Rev. Chimwemwe Mhango informing him to continue ministering in the church.


Banda said Mhango will continue ministering until the leadership of the synod settles the matter amicably.

Another Christian who opted for anonymity said the other camp that is now congregating at Lilongwe TTC has few people.

“There are just very few people who are siding with the Secretary General Levi Nyondo but the majority of Christians wants Mhango to continue ministering at the church,” he said.

But one of the Christians congregating at Lilongwe TTC, Miriam Moyo said they are still Presbyterians.

“We still belong to Livingstonia CCAP Synod and whatever is happening in the church, does not concern us. We decided to leave the church because our friends released a letter that they are no longer Presbyterians which some of us did not agree to,” said Moyo.

Moyo insisted that they are not against anybody even if Mhango will remain the church minister. She said they broke away because they do not want to be part of their colleagues who are rebelling against Livingstonia Synod.

“We are not willing to join another church. We still belong to Livingstonia Synod and that is our stand. Currently there are other synod reverends that are coming to minister in the church at TTC,” she added.

But Mhango refused to comment on the matter saying that he is currently praying about the situation and he will only speak after seeking God’s intervention on the matter.

Livingstonia CCAP synod moderator Douglas Chipofya admitted the existence of the two camps.

“They are free to make their own decisions but they have to know that the premises belong to the synod and actually we have communicated that to them” said Chipofya

He disclosed that there are plans to deploy another minister to the church.

Mhango was fired because he refused to be transferred to Ekwendeni and later Euthini Livingstonia CCAP Church where he was supposed to be ministering.

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