The outgoing overseer of the Livingstonia synod of the CCAP, Reverend Levi Njombole Nyondo has been given credits by people of the Livingstonia synod for his gallant fight for freedom of Malawians.
Nyondo who has served as the church’s general secretary for fifteen years is due to sign off from his office on August 28 this year.
Among his achievements during his tenure of office includes, according to people in members of the synod, holding public officers accountable.
In a vox pop interview conducted by Akometsi in some streets of Mzuzu on Tuesday, people chorused sentiments that were glorifying and praising Reverend Nyondo.
“I will remember him as a fighter of academic genocide that was meant to kill us from the northern region. His bravery on fighting the evil quota system earns him much credit,” said Roseline Chipeta in Chiputula township.
“Imagine Malawi without Nyondo,” said Davis Msowoya in Chibavi township. “That man is our treasure. He fought corruption and nepotism without fear. He is a Martin Luther king jnr of Malawi.”
Esther Tchongwe will remember Nyondo as a clergyman who called a spade by its maiden name without fear or favour.
“As for me, I will remember him as my role model,” said Noel Soko of Mchengautuwa. “I’ve been following him both his spiritual life and activism. He was our true patriot.”
Nyondo became darling to most people, especially those in the northern region, when he criticized the Bingu wa Muthalika’s second term of administration at a funeral ceremony in Rumphi.
He has also appeared critical to some cultural practices like those embraced by the Ngonis including polygamy and excessive boozing.
Meanwhile, as campaigning for the succession heats up within the synod, akometsi can reveal that among the contenders are the current synod moderator pastor Dogalous Chipofya and Vice chancellor for the university of Livingstonia, Reverend Timothy Nyasulu.
The elections will be held at Loudon mission at Embangweni in Mzimba where only selected delegates from presbyteries will be allowed to vote.
Meanwhile, preparations for the prestigious occasion in the history of CCAP synod of Livingstonia are underway.