Tragic death of Bishop Rt. Rev. Joseph Mkasa Zuza in Mzuzu, Malawi

Rt. Rev. Martin Mtumbuka and Rt. Rev. Joseph Mkasa Zuza
Rt. Rev. Martin Mtumbuka and Rt. Rev. Joseph Mkasa Zuza

Dear All,
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-Samson-Richard-Ch - CopyFiliyanus 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

Visitors from Malawi

Filiyanus-Samson-Richard-Ch - CopyPrison Fellowship 2 RichardWoodlands recently welcomed visitors from Malawi. Two of them are our confreres from Mzuzu; Filiyanus Ekka and the stagiaire Richard Dery. But two more have been sent by our Friend of Kungoni member Richard L. Hewitt. They are Samson Phiri and Chikondi Medson. The latest is a student of Richard L. Hewitt who is teaching at Kamuzu Academy in Malawi for the past ten years. Chikondi got a scholarship to perfect his knowledge in Latin and Greek languages at the Accademia Vivarium Novium in Rome for one year. Brilliant student originally from Tcheu in the central region of Malawi, Chikondi is only twenty years old. We wish him good luck in his first experience abroad. His got his visa in Lusaka on Monday 29th September and flying to Rome on Friday 3rd October. Have a nice journey dear Chikondi.