The Holy Father has appointed as vicar apostolic of Ingwavuma (South Africa) the Rev. Fr. Vusumuzi Francis Mazibuko, OMI, currently parish priest of St. Mary’s in Pietermaritzburg, archdiocese of Durban.

The Rev. P. Vusumuzi Francis Mazibuko, OMI, was born on 17 May 1965 in Loskop, 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 Rome at the International Scholasticate (IRS) (1992-1995). 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); Studies for a Licentiate in Spirituality at the Pontifical Gregorian University , Rome (2002-2004); superior of St. Joseph’s Scholasticate (2005-2011); 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.

The Rev. P. Vusumuzi Francis Mazibuko, OMI