AFRICA/MALAWI - A priest died due to his injuries in an assault by street bandits

Friday, 19 January 2018

Lilongwe (Agenzia Fides) - Father Tony Mukomba of the Archdiocese of Blantyre met his fate on Wednesday night ,17 January, and died at the private hospital in Mwaiwathu after being attacked by unknown bandits.
Last week, Fr. Mukomba’s car was blocked by some armed men in Nguludi on his way to Blantyre. The priest was blindfolded and dragged away by the bandits who beat him savagely to extort money from him.
The funeral of Fr. Mukomba will be held tomorrow, Saturday 20 January, in the cathedral of Limbe. The funeral ceremony will be presided by His Exc. Mgr. Thomas Luke Msusa, Archbishop of Blantyre. (L.M.) (Agenzia Fides, 19/1/2018)