2019-08-07 ANGOLA

Tomás Sawayenga

The Provincial Superior of the Province of Southern Africa, Brother Joe Walton, and the Community of Kuito-Bié in Angola announce the sad news of the death of Brother Tomás Sawayenga to all the communities of the Province, relatives and friends, as well as to all the Communities of the Institute of the Marist Brothers.

Brother Tomás, together with Brother Belmiro Schmidt, was involved in a motor accident in Kuito-Bié, in the afternoon of Saturday, 10 October 2015 and died in hospital about an hour after admission.

Details of the funeral service and burial are yet to be announced.

Brother Tomás Sawayenga was born on 21 August 1975 in Lobito, Benguela Province, Angola. He was admitted to the novitiate in Passo Fundo, Brazil on 2 February 1999 and made his first profession there on 8 December 2000. Afterwards, he spent 6 months in our community in Uitenhage, RSA learning English before going to MIC (Aug 2001 to May 2005). He was then posted to Ndalatando for six months, and since January 2006 he has been part of the community in Kuito-Bié. At the time of his death, he was Superior of the community, Principal of the school, and Provincial Councillor for Angola.


Belmiro Schmidt...


Egidio Picoli...