Battle resurfaces at Livingstonia Synod of CCAP, case taken to courtBattle of positions at Livingstonia Synod of Church of Central African Presbyterian (CCAP) has resurfaced as some quarters led by Revered Timothy Nyasulu has taken the case on legitimacy of the currently leadership.
Nyasulu and eight other men are challenging election of Revered Levi Nyondo and others during the August 2016’s Annual General Assembly (AGA) which was characterized by wrangles concerning eligibility of some candidates.
The applicants are also accusing Synod’s moderator John Gondwe for failing to resolve the disputes through a meeting he might have called.
Nyasulu and eight others have obtained an injunction which states that all positions involved in the misunderstanding be not filled.
The summons reads in part”…order that the 7th defendant (CCAP Livingstonia Synod) does not appoint caretaker General Secretary, Moderator-elect, Deputy General Secretary and two members pending the resolutions at the emergency meeting for the synod”.
In an interview with Times Newspaper, one of the applicants Clifford Baloyi the current General Secretary who is serving third term manipulated delegates to the AGA.
“In 2014, a policy adopted by synod that the GS and his deputy will serve a maximum of two consecutive terms and that at the end of two terms the incumbents will not be eligible for re-election”, Baloyi told Times Newspaper.
The defense team was not available for comments on several attempts as no one was picking up phone calls.
Three of the applicants have also filed a case of defamation against Nyondo and eight others who claimed that Nyasulu’s campaign was funded by current ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP).
The case has be slated for 2 June, 2017.