Blantyre, 20 July, 2022 / 10:50 am (ACI Africa).
The Malawian Catholic Priest who was serving his 30-year prison sentence for the murder of a 22-year-old man living with albinism is dead.
Fr. Thomas Muhosha of Zomba Diocese died on Tuesday, July 19 while receiving treatment at Zomba Central Hospital, the Secretary General of the Episcopal Conference of Malawi (ECM) announced in a statement obtained by ACI Africa.
"The Catholic Church deeply regrets his death," Fr. Henry Saindi says in the July 19 statement, in which he notes that by the tie of his death, Fr. Muhosha "was not in full communion with the Church."
The late Fr. Muhosha was suspended from Priesthood in April 2018 when he was arrested for his involvement in the killing of Mr. Mcdonald Masambuka.
In a statement dated 17 April 2018, the then Bishop of Zomba Diocese, Archbishop George Desmond Tambala said, “The Catholic Diocese of Zomba has learnt with profound shock and shame the allegations against Reverend Father Thomas Muhosha, a Priest of our Diocese linking him to the killing of albino, Mc Donald Masambuka.”