Who is Ncamiso Aloysius Vilakati?

VilakatiI Ncamiso Aloysius Vilakati, son of Daniel and Agatha Vilakati, was born on the 30th April 1981 at Ntondozi. In 1981, 12 July, was born into the Catholic Church at St Elizabeth (Ntondozi) Catholic School. In 1993, I received the sacrament of the Holy Communion from the then Cathedral administrator of the Our Lady of the Assumption, Fr Sean Murphy SDB. In 2003, 23 November the late Bishop of Manzini, Louis Ncamiso Ndlovu confirmed me at Christ the King Church, Hlatsikhulu with Mr Maduduza Zwane being my sponsor.

I started my formal education in 1987 at Makhungutja Catholic School, finishing in the year 1992. I later went to do my high school education at Salesian High School in Manzini from 1993-1997. In 2004, got the vocation to the priesthood, and subsequently starting my formation towards the priesthood at St Kizito Orientation based in Oakford (Durban) in 2005, the late Fr Lionel Shem being the Rector. The following year I was promoted to the second stage of formation where I started my philosophy studies at the defunct St Peters Seminary in Garsfontein, Pretoria. I did two years there, culminating towards the amalgamation of the St John Vianney Seminary and St Peters Seminary. The formation staff recommended I do the third year of philosophy which I eventually received the Bachelor of Arts in philosophy in 2009. From the year 2009-2013, I did my studies at St John Vianney seminary under the faculty of theology where I obtained a Bachelor of Theology in August 2013. During this period of four and half years of study, I did a pastoral internship at Mater Dolorosa Parish under the present Vicar general Fr Thayela Mahazule.

I am still blessed with the presence of my beloved parents, two sisters and five brothers, four nephews and seven nieces. May God bless all those who have touched me in a special way, and may he shower His blessings upon them. God bless you always!

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