,BISHOP Moses Hamungole of Monze diocese, who has been battling a corona virus infection, has died.
Two weeks ago, Bishop Hamungole announced to his catholic faithfuls that he tested positive to Covid-19 and was under treatment.
Born on 1st May 1967 in Kafue, he attended Mukasa Minor Seminary.
After his primary and secondary schools, he went to to St. Augustin Philosophical Seminary and later to the Theological Seminary of St. Dominic in Lusaka.
Since his ordination he served in several roles.
He also served as Director of Radio Yatsani and served in the Communications Office of the Archdiocese of Lusaka.
Between 2002-2008, he served as Secretary of the Communication of Association of Member Episcopal Conferences in Eastern Africa and Zambia (AMECIA).
AMECIA comprises are Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Djibouti, Zambia and Somalia.
It is a Catholic service organization for the National Episcopal Conferences of the eight countries of Eastern Africa.
Before his appointment as Bishop, he was Director of the Vatican Radio in charge of English and Swahili programmes from 2010.
May His Soul Rest In Peace
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Bishop of Monze, Moses Hamungole interred
BISHOP of Monze, Moses Hamungole has been put to rest at Monze’s Diocese of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Christ today.
The Bishop died on the 13th of January at Levy Mwanawasa hospital after succumbing to COVID-19.
Byta FMs Brian Hantuba reports from Monze that speaking at the burial, Southern Province Permanent Secretary Liomba Mwangala said the death of the Bishop is a loss for the region as a family.
He highlighted that the late Bishop was a man who preached nothing but peace and development without being political.
Mwangala encouraged other members of the clergy to emulate the conduct of the faith leader.
Parish Chairperson Teddy Michelo bemoaned the loss of the Bishop, saying the church is lost without his leadership.
He added that the situation has worsened by the fact that the church has not mourned together as a family because of COVID-19 restrictions on gathering.
Parish Priest Deogratious Kaundula thanked Monze Mission and Levy Mwanawasa Hospitals for their efforts in treating the Bishop.
He quoted one of the Bishop’s last sermons that encourages Christians to call on God during challenging times.
(Source: Byta FM)
Covid-19 Claims the life of Bwalya Mwanza
FIRST-born Daughter to the late Regina Chifunda-Chiluba, Bwalya, has passed on.
Bwalya died at Levy Mwanawasa Teaching Hospital on Friday night when relatives rushed her to the Covid-19 Treatment and Isolation Centre.
Bwalya was earlier diagnosed with Covid-19 and was isolated and treated at home until last night.
The news of Bwalya’s passing was announced by her father, Mr. Ed Mwanza.
Bwalya’s mother and widow of Zambia’s Second President Dr. Frederick Chiluba, Regina, died in February 2017 after her battle with cancer.
And another son to Regina, Mando Mwanza died in September 2018.
May Her Soul Rest In Eternal Peace