You are Imbisa. I am Imbisa. We are Imbisa. We are all a part of this vast community that exists to serve each other. We are a diverse, faith filled and hopeful people ably lead by all our Catholic Bishops. We have featured those whose current roles are of particular significance within the Imbisa structure.

Key Role Players

president
IMBISA President
Archbishop Liborius Ndumbukuti Nashenda, O.M.I.
Namibian Catholic Bishops Conference (NCBC)
Archbishop of Windhoek, Namibia
Born: 7 April 1959
Ordained Bishop: 7 February 1999
vice-president
IMBISA Vice President
Bishop José Manuel Imbamba
Episcopal Conference of Angola and São Tomé (CEAST)
Archbishop of Saurimo, Angola
Ordained Bishop: 14 Dec 2008
secretary-general
IMBISA Secretary General
Bishop Rudolf Nyandoro
Zimbabwe Catholic Bishops Conference (ZCBC)
Bishop of Gweru, Zimbabwe
Born: 11 October 1968
Ordained Bishop: 29 April 2017
Bishop José Luís Ponce de León IMC
IMBISA Media and Communications
Bishop José Luís Ponce de León IMC
Southern African Catholic Bishops Conference (SACBC)
Bishop of Manzini, Eswatini
Born: 8 May 1961
Ordained Bishop: 18 April 2009

Secretariate

Brenda Gwasira

IMBISA Programs Officer
Brenda Gwasira
From: Mashonaland East province: Murehwa, Zimbabwe | Born: 10 December 1984

“The Bishops of IMBISA place high value on their community. They want everyone to learn, grow and innovate. IMBISA is a community of love and the Bishops challenge, encourage and serve each other. It is really amazing to work alongside them, and to witness how much they really care about us.”

Noreen Nyasha Chinogara

IMBISA Finance and Administration
Noreen Nyasha Chinogara
From: Mutare, Zimbabwe | Born: 19 November 1989

“IMBISA is an exciting place to work. It is like the Catholic heart of the whole Southern African region. We experience the diversity and richness of all the cultures and nationalities that make up IMBISA. I am so happy about this new website because it offers a practical meeting point for everyone to share in, and contribute to this wonderful community of Southern Africans.”

Sapato

Director of the IMBISA Secretariat
Fr. Rafael Baciano Sapato
From: Lichinga, Mozambique | Born: 10 August 1966

Gilbert Chibira

Coordinator of the Social Department
Fr. Gilbert Chibira
From: Gweru, Zimbabwe | Born: 12 December 1978

Region Representatives

tihomola
John Joale Tlhomola, S.C.P
Lesotho Catholic Bishops Conference (LCBC)
Bishop of Mohale’s Hoek, Lesotho
Born: 12 Mar 1966
Ordained Bishop: 10 May 2014
tapiwa
Bishop Raymond Tapiwa Mupandasekwa, C.Ss.R.
Zimbabwe Catholic Bishops Conference (ZCBC)
Bishop of Chinhoyi
Born: 28 Apr 1970
Ordained Bishop: 7 Apr 2018
Dionisio
Bishop Dionisio Hissilenapo
Episcopal Conference of Angola and São Tomé (CEAST)
Bishop of Namibe, Angola
Born: 6 Oct 1966
Ordained Bishop: 4 Sep 2011
vanqa
Bishop Siphiwo Vanqa
Southern African Catholic Bishops Conference (SACBC)
Bishop of Queenstown, South Africa
Born: 15 Jun 1955
Ordained bishop: 29 May 2021
Bishop Willem Christiaans, O.S.F.S.
Bishop Willem Christiaans, O.S.F.S.
Namibian Catholic Bishops Conference (NCBC)
Bishop of Keetmanshoop, Namibia
Born: 12 February 1961
Ordained Bishop: 5 May 2018
Bishop António Juliasse Ferreira Sandramo
Bishop António Juliasse Ferreira Sandramo
Episcopal Conference of Mozambique (CEM)
Auxiliary Bishop of Maputo, Mozambique
Born: 20 March 1968
Ordained Bishop: 17 February 2019

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