2022-07-25 SOUTH AFRICA

Br. Emmanuel Mwanalirenji-Gunduloni new Provincial of Southern Africa

On 4th July 2022, the Superior General, Br. Ernesto Sánchez Barba, has announced the decision of the General Council, after having studied the results of the recent sondage, to appoint Br. Emmanuel Mwanalirenji-Gunduloni as Provincial of the Southern Africa Province for a period of three years.

In the letter sent to the Brothers in the Province, the Superior General also expressed his gratitude and that of the General Council to Br. Norbert Mwila for the six years of service he has offered to the Institute as Provincial. The General Council thanked Br. Norbert for his devotedness and service of leadership during some very challenging and difficult times, especially considering the on-going pandemic and its impact.

Brother Emmanuel will start his mandate as Provincial during the celebration of the Provincial Chapter which is to be held from 7th to 10th December 2022.

Br. Emmanuel Mwanalirenji-Gunduloni

Br. Emmanuel is a Zimbabwean National who was born on 11th March 1973. He is the fourth child in a family of ten children. His parents emigrated from Malawi. He joined the Marist Brothers in 1993 as a postulant in Malawi and enter the novitiate in Kutama, in 1994. He professed in the Institute in 1996 and continues his formation in Nairobi, at Marist International University College. In 1999 he finished the studies and was posted to Zimbabwe, where he taught for six years at Marist Brothers High School (Dete).

In 2005, Br. Emmanuel was elected member of the Provincial Council of Southern Africa Province, the position he served for six years. While serving as a councillor he became an inaugural member of the African mission commission. He also served as community superior at Marist Brothers community in Dete and Marist House in Harare respectively.

Br. Emmanuel studied Social Sciences in South Africa, form 2011, and in 2014 he followed a formators course at Manziana.

Br. Emmanuel is now master of novices in Matola, Mozambique.


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