I just received the sad news from Filiyanus Ekka that Bishop Zuza died earlier this afternoon.
Filiyanus, one of our confrères, was travelling back to Mzuzu from Lilongwe by bus when he saw the bishop’s car by the side of the road. He got the driver to stop. Found that the bishop had had some sort of accident and was thrown out of the car. It appears the car had rolled and was in the ditch.
Filiyanus managed to phone Richard Dery, our stagiaire in Mzuzu, and somehow arranged transport to take him to St John’s Hospital Mzuzu. The bishop was conscious all the way and was talking. From what said he died in his arms in the hospital.
The details of what happened are not clear. Filiyanus is still in shock and is at the hospital.
Let us keep Bishop Zuza in our prayers. He was a great friend of the White Fathers and will be sadly missed by everyone. May he rest in peace.
Will keep you updated on what happens.
Yours, William Turnbull, Delegate Superior, Malawi