Nkhoma Synod of the Church of Central Africa and Presbyterian (CCAP) has distanced itself from rumours that it has legally challenged Covid-19 restrictions on gatherings as announced by the government last week.
The church through it’s media outlet, Nkhoma Synod Radio, has refuted the claims. According to deputy secretary general of Nkhoma Synod, these are just mere fabrications.
The religious organisation has also encouraged it’s members to keep following the preventive measures to curb further spread of the novel coronavirus.
It is believed that the Synod in question is in good books with President Lazarus Chakwera. Against this backdrop, it is hard for the church to go against his leadership as has been the culture in Malawi.
In the road to 2019 presidential election which was nullified, Nkhoma Synod penned a pastoral letter which encouraged it’s followers to vote for a God fearing leader. Since President Chakwera is the only ordained man of God who was on the ballot paper, the citizenry was forced to believe that the church hinted on who it threw it’s weight behind.