The Upper Shire Diocese of the Anglican Church has fired Father Michael Mtambo as a priest because of his involvement in another organisation.
Bishop for the Upper Shire Diocese Brighton Malasa confirmed Mtambo’s firing of Mtambo which he said came in 2010.
“We stopped him in December 2010. He was engaging himself in another business contrary to the church business. A priest should serve as a priest under his bishop. He is not a practising priest now,” said Bishop Malasa, adding that Mtambo’s association with an organisation called Clergy Initiative for Integral Development cost him his vocation.
Mtambo confirmed in an interview that he is no longer a practising priest in the Anglican Church.
Mtambo crossed paths with his bishop in 2010 when he challenged him over the suspension. He then came out leading CIDE and attacked the late president Bingu wa Mutharika for ill-treating the then vice-president Joyce Banda who is now President.
Mtambo and his secretary general Reverend Richard Padambo have turned CIDE into a political organisation which fights for or against government depending on issues.