CCAP Synod of Livingstonia has reshuffled positions for various ministers in the church after Saturday’s elections.
Over 10 ministers have been affected, including the Reverend Timothy Nyasulu, who was a strong contender for the post of general secretary (GS) against the Reverend Levi Nyondo in the elections held at Loudon in Mzimba district.
Nyondo was elected for the third time as GS, beating Nyasulu by 101 votes. Nyondo had 205 votes while Nyasulu 109. The rest of the contenders failed to accumulate more than three votes.
Commenting on the reshuffle, Nyondo on Monday said transfers for the reverends are an internal administrative issue.
“We are not supposed to give such information to the media. Transfers are a church issue and not for the media. These are administrative issues within the church that we cannot give you,” he said.
Nyasulu, who was director of education at the synod, is set to head of station at Livingstonia Khondowe in Rumphi, according to sources.
The Synod has four stations namely Embangweni, Bandawe, Ekwendeni and Livingstonia. The head of station is overseer of all developments at the station.
Nyasulu said the synod’s GS was best placed to comment on the reshuffle.
Synod moderator, the Reverend John Gondwe also refused to comment on the matter, saying Nyondo is the spokesperson for the synod and in his absence his deputy Joseph Mwale is authorised to speak to the media.
Mwale did not pick up his phone when called for comment.
But according to our sources, others affected by the reshuffle are Reverend Maurice Munthali, who has been transferred from the Lilongwe Presbytery to Katawa Presbytery, Rev Wishart Mzembe from Ekwendeni to Mchengautuwa, Rev Botha from Bolero to Area 24 in Lilongwe, Rev Kumwenda from Livingstonia to Engalaweni and Rev Chisunkha from Engalaweni to Kakhulajino.
Munthali confirmed that he had been transferred, but refused to comment further.