Nankhumwa’s Gospel Of Peace And Reconciliation Earns Him Praises, Excites Even Nkhoma Synod

Nankhumwa: Praised

Praises from people from all walks of life continue to pour in for Kondwani Nankhumwa for his messages of peace and reconciliation in Malawi.

Over the past six months, the DPP vice president for the South has cut for himself a niche as a messenger of peace and togetherness amid the political tension that has engulfed the country following opposition’s dispute over election results.

Nankhumwa started preaching this gospel soon after the elections as opposition and HRDC teamed up to cause havoc in their protest against the victory of President Peter Mutharika and the DPP in the May 21 election.

At a public rally in the populous, political hot-bed Ndirande Township, Nankhumwa rose to the occasion when he said he was ready to meet opposition leaders and senior citizens and religious leaders to talk reconciliation.

He challenged senior citizens to take up the responsibility of ensuring maintenance of peace in the country.

As if responding to his call, former President Bakili Muluzi and Public Affairs Committee (PAC) came forth to mediate  among the parties involved in the conflict.

Activities in this respect are ongoing.

His latest call came last week when Nankhumwa literary turned the political podium into a pulpit from where he called for a national healing.

This was at a rally President Mutharika addressed after commissioning the Likhubula-Blantyre Water Project.

Nankhumwa urged all religious leaders to come in the forefront and pray against what he termed as “a spell” on Malawi nation.

For this, he even delved into scripture, quoting 2 Chronicle 7:14: “If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land. Now mine eyes shall be open, and mine ears attend unto the prayer that is made in this place.”

He said all the vices of mob justice, violence and killings which Malawi has witnessed after the election are things Malawians are not known for.

“We are a peaceful country. But this is now getting out of hand and we must seek divine intervention. Let the religious leaders lead us towards national healing,” said Nankhumwa.

He spiced up his sermon when he led the crowd into a popular hymn?, ‘Thanthwe Long’ambikatu’ (Rock of ages, cleft for me).

When President Mutharika came up with his address, he acknowledged Nankhumwa for his sermon, jokingly warning his Advisor on Religious Affairs Apostle Timothy Khoviwa that he risks losing his position to Nankhumwa.

“Mwana ameneyi amadziwa bible kwambiri,” said the President,  to a loud cheer from the mammoth crowd.

But Nankhumwa’s ‘sermon’ has resonated far and wide.

Preaching on Sunday at the funeral of Ms Lucy Kadzamira, Nkhoma Synod’s Secretary General Rev. Dr. Archwells Katani Mwale praised Nankhumwa for trying to see peace in Malawi.

Rev. Katani urged other political leaders from all the parties to follow suit.

And writing on his Facebook page, a well respected social media analyst Lyson Sibande described Nankhumwa’s statement as “something what Malawians are expecting from him”.

 Another social media activist and PP senior member Gerald Chavez Kampanikiza who contested for a parliamentary seat in Dedza also hailed Nankhumwa.

UTM senior member Luke Krano Mkandawire who contested for parliamentary seat in Lilongwe saluted Nankhumwa for preaching a message of peace. He agreed with Nankhumwa that “our land needs Gods’s healing”.

“So far, so good. We need peace (more) than before,” wrote Mkandawire on his facebook page.

3 Responses to "Nankhumwa’s Gospel Of Peace And Reconciliation Earns Him Praises, Excites Even Nkhoma Synod"

  1. Alshehabb Fathi   October 21, 2019 at 4:23 pm

    Let’s see the word put into action for deeds by mchacha, Daisinor gresidawajeffu. Take the message to IG and his cadets responsible for misery ofalawians genuinely hurt and demosyrating peacefully, abwerebpa msundwevadzalankhule akacjokavikovapitebku mzuzu,nkaronga and mkhatabay. Then thyolo

  2. nankhumwa   October 22, 2019 at 6:35 am

    izi sizokambilana mpaka kalekale kaya nankhumwa ayankhule mwantunduwanji koma anthu ndiwotopa ndiwusogoleli womwe uli mziko muno,mwatchutchutchu ziko sikumufuna peter ndiposo anthu akufuna mavot awo amene peter ndi jane anawabela

  3. chilima chakwera   October 25, 2019 at 2:55 pm

    When someone talks sense you try to bring in political nosense. Nanga apa mchacha ndi joff and macadet atani? The thing is we all need to turn away from our evil hearts and start seeing our friends as the GOD’s image as we are. We must stop all this political madness of spitting venomous jelousy anger hiding in poll poor performance to loot, murder and intimidate. Presidential polls are a 5 year circus and in 2024 there will be another challenge that will need the strong and brave minded to participate not evil minded who punish the very same image of GOD for their failure. Only the true states men who respect human existence, their right to enjoy life peacefully and those who fear GOD are the ones to enter the presidential poll arena come 2024.


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