Hundreds of Church of Central Africa Presbyterians (CCAP) faithful from Karonga, Zomba and St Columba Church in Blantyre last Sunday thronged Chisasa Village in Traditional Authority (T/A) Chindi in Mzimba to pay their last respects to Brave Chipeta who was a preacher and lecturer at the Catholic University of Malawi.
Chipeta, who died on Friday at Partners in Hope Hospital in Lilongwe, was also the leader and founder of the global ministry of Performers of Unusual that targets youths around the world to be evangelists.
“I knew Brave, when he came in contact with my son when he was launching his ministry that helps youths to be soldiers of Jesus Christ. Our Lord blessed him with the gift of performing miracles and he helped my mother who had challenges with walking,” said Rev. Mediceni Nyirenda in his homily.
In his speech, Registrar of the Catholic University of Malawi, Francis Nkhoma commended Chipeta as one of the lecturers who joined the university to serve the nation in shaping a productive labour force for the country.
“He has not stayed with us for so long, but we were convinced that he was very ready to help our students to be responsible future leaders for this country,” said Nkhoma.
He also commended the hand working spirit that Chipeta demonstrated that was evident by the students within the four months he worked at the University.
Chipeta was the first-born in a family of three. He was born on March 22 1991. He did his secondary school education at Cobbe Barracks Secondary School before enrolling at Mzuzu University for a Bachelor’s degree of Science in Mathematics and Physics.
Chipeta later joined the African Institute of Mathematical Sciences (Aims) in Cameroun for his Masters’ degree in Mathematical Sciences and did his second Masters’ degree in Mathematical Cryptography at Università Degli Studi di Trento in Italy, before joining the Catholic University of Malawi in Mathematics Department.