Fear of attacks by robbers has forced Thundu CCAP moderator the Reverend McDonald Khuzeya to seek a compassionate leave from his duty station in Bangwe Township, Blantyre.
This follows two robbery attacks on the Manse. The first was on the night of June 2 when Khuzeya and three security guards were injured.
CCAP Blantyre Synod secretary general the Reverend Alex Benson Maulana, when contacted yesterday, referred The Nation to Thundu CCAP session clerk Andrew Mtupanyama.
However, Maulana said Khuzeya called him on Sunday morning when he was in church notifying him that thieves had hit the Manse again during the early hours of the day and that his family was traumatised.
“The reverend then asked for what we call a compassionate leave for him and his family to experience a new environment. I told him to put the appeal in writing and when I was notified that he has left for Phalombe on the same Sunday, I knew it was the same issue,” said Maulana.
Mtupanyama confirmed that Khuzeya has indeed left the church for his home village for a breather after unknown thieves attacked the manse in the early hours of Sunday.
He said: “As a church, we have received the news about our reverend’s leave undertaking with shock and sadness. He has been with us for about two years and the robbery attacks we are experiencing now were not happening before at the manse.”