The Holy Father has appointed as Vicar Apostolic of Ingwavuma (South Africa) the Rev. Fr. Vusumuzi Francis Mazibuko, OMI, who is currently the parish priest of St. Mary’s in Pietermaritzburg, archdiocese of Durban. Father Vusumuzi Francis Mazibuko, OMI, was born on 17 May 1965 in Loskop, Estcourt (Archdiocese of Durban) under the Congregation of the Oblate Missionaries of Mary Immaculate. He made his perpetual vows on 17 February 1995 and was ordained a priest on 27 April 1996.
He has held the following positions and further studies: Educator at St. Joseph’s Theological Institute , Cedara (1996-1997); parish vicar at St John’s , Estcourt (1997-1999); pastor and educator again at St. Joseph’s Theological Institute (1999-2002). Fr. Vusumuzi studied for a Licentiate in Spirituality at the Pontifical Gregorian University, in Rome (2002-2004). After his studies he was made the Superior of St. Joseph’s Scholasticate (2005-2011) then later the Provincial of the former OMI Province of KwaZulu-Natal (2011-2018); up to now he has been parish priest of St. Mary’s in Pietermaritzburg. Congratulations to the Apostolic Vicariate of Ingwavuma for the appointment of such a great man full of experience in leadership may God bless you Fr. Vusumuzi in your new appointment.