The Holy Father has appointed Bishop and Vicar Apostolic of Ingwavuma (South Africa) the Rev. Fr. Vusumuzi Francis Mazibuko, O.M.I, until now parish priest of St. Mary’s in Pietermaritzburg, archdiocese of Durban.
Rev. Fr. Vusumuzi Francis Mazibuko, O.M.I., was born on 17 May 1965 in Leskop, Estcourt (Archdiocese of Durban). Entering the Congregation of the Oblate Missionaries of Mary Immaculate, he carried out the first part of his formation at St. Joseph’s Theological Institute in Cedara, South Africa (1990-1992), and the second part in Lesotho (1992-1995). He made his final vows on February 17, 1995 and was ordained a priest on April 27, 1996.
He held the following positions and further studies: Formator 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); Studies for a Licentiate in Spirituality at the Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome (2002-2004); superior of St. Joseph’s Theological Institute (2005-2011); Provincial of the O.M.I. Province from KwaZulu-Natal (2011-2018); so far he has been parish priest of St. Mary’s in Pietermaritzburg.