Brown Mpinganjira Gets ‘New Wife’
At a colorful ceremony officiated by celebrated prophet Shephard Bushiri on Saturday, Feb 4, veteran politician Brown Mpinganjira started a new life – life in official matrimony.
The former parliamentarian, now a preacher and a member of Vice President Joyce Banda’s People’s Party officially exchanged marriage vows with his longtime spouse Harriet Moyo.
Several people including Mrs. Banda and his husband former Chief Justice Richard Banda converged on the Sunnyside Church of Bushiri’s Enlightened Christian Gathering Church to witness the occasion.
“As I’m speaking to you, he is actually entering the church holding his wife by the hand to get his marriage blessed”, said master of the ceremony Mr. Ian Nankhuni who is also Mpinganjira’s longtime political ally.
“It is not like a young man marrying a young lady! The two have been living together for many years and they’ve just decided that it’s high time they blessed their marriage”.
“As you may recall recently Mr. Mpinganjira announced that he is now a pastor, so perhaps he thought it was not wise to continue as a preacher without having his marriage blessed”, said Mr. Nankhuni.
Only close friends and relations were invited to a private reception later in the evening at Moneyman Residential Area in the city.
Ms Moyo is one the country’s successful business ladies. She previously run a car hire called Wendy, but now she is into tailoring and hair salon.
She originally comes from Mzimba, but she has been a Blantyre resident for many years. She is a member of the Bushiri church, according to Mr. Nankhuni.
Mr. Mpinganjira once led the now-defunct National Democratic Party (NDA) which gave the former ruling United Democratic Front (UDF) a good run.
He also contested as presidential running mate to main opposition Malawi Congress Party leader John Tembo in the 2009 elections in a coalition that was not successful.
He was then a member of the UDF having been disbanded his NDA under the influence of former president Dr. Bakili Muluzi who was geared to unseat his predecessor, President Bingu wa Mutharika following their gully of differences.
Mr. Mpinganjira was once married and has children from that previous marriage. - Zodiak Online