Fr Mpinganjira Shamed in Another Adulterous Case

Nyasa Times
October 24, 2008

Malawi Roman Catholic priest, Father Joseph Mpinganjira who is at the centre of many accusations for his sexual romps with married women, has been named again in another case of causing break down of marriage.

The hot-blooded priest is named as causing the break down of marriage of Dora 'Nachanza' Salamba and Danny Makwinja.

Fr Mpinganjira sired a child with Dora who lives in Area 3 in Lilongwe. Makwinja has since written the head of Roman Catholic church, His Grace Archbishop Traciscious Ziyaye to complain about the issue.

Nyasa Times has in possession Makwinja's letter and a reply from the Archbishop acknowledging receipt of the complaint.

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Makwinja complained that Fr Mpinganjira has been chewing his wife and even visited her in US where she went to obtain Masters at Boston University to have quality pressure time together, making Dora cheat on her husband.

E-mail correspondence between Fr Mpinganjira and Dora which Nyasa Times has in possession clearly shows that there was a whirlwind of romance between the celibate clergy and a married woman.

Fr Mpinganjira in an e-mail dated Wednesday, 25 September 2002 sent at 21:56:27 +0200 from address: to Dorica at "Dora Salamba", subject: "You are mine!" the priest tone was in definite romance.

"Hi Darling," reads the e-mail. "Sweet Dora, I am loving you more and more. I hope you will always."

The revelations comes after an article in the Sunday Times newspaper that Fr Mpinganjira is being sued in the High Court of Malawi for causing break down of marriage of Mr & Mrs Mtande.

He is being accused of adultery for sleeping around with the wife of Mr Mtande.

"Last year I caught [Fr Mpinganjira] red handed with my wife [Tiyese Mtande] in Namibia, having caught them again 6 months earlier at Capital Hotel.

"The Bishop Mkhori of the Lilongwe Diocese and the Archbishop Ziyaye were informed and the Priest was sued in a divorce case as the second respondent, however he is happily practicing and there has been no reprimand or behavioural change in the least," wrote a hubby victim Sungani Mtande.

He posted the chorological events of Fr Mpinganjira's perverting habit on blog with series of e-mail correspondence.

Mtande bitterly complained that the Catholic priest was busy "sleeping" with his wife in her house in Area 49 and in the presence of his 5 year old son Tamandani.

Malawi Catholic Bishops have been persuaded to reprimand Fr Mpinganjira over sexual scandals.

In a letter written to the head of Catholic church in Malawi, His Grace Archbishop Ziyaye, the Catholic Christians have asked the Episcopal Conference of Malawi (ECM) to discipline Fr Mpinganjira.

The Catholic Church has lived with the sex scandals and priests have been admonished when the stories go public only. The Catholic priest is also rumoured to have sired children to different women.

Pope Benedict XVI in April while on a visit to US said the sex abuse scandal in the Roman Catholic Church by priests has caused a "deep shame" and called it "gravely immoral behaviour".


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