Who is Zweli Charles Ngwenya?

NgwenyaZweli Charles Ngwenya, a son of the late Windvoel Mshoshoba Ngwenya (+1997) and the late Minah Siketi Dlamini (+2005), was born on the 16th of September 1979 at Mpolonjeni (Hhohho). He is the last born of nine children of whom eight are alive (Sibongile, Moyi, Mango, Diliza, Mona, Zazini (+2008), Mandla, Sontile, and Zweli). Zweli was baptized on the 18th of January 1992 by Rev. Fr. Francis Motsa OSM at St. Sarah Catholic Church (Mpolonjeni). He received his first Holy Communion in 2003 and was confirmed on the same year (2003) by his Lordship Bishop Ncamiso Ndlovu OSM at Mater Dolorosa Catholic Church.

Zweli did his Primary education at Mpolonjeni Anglican Primary School (1986-1992). He proceeded to Enhlanganisweni High School where he did his Secondary education (1993 – 1995). He then proceeded to Londunduma High School where he finished his high School education in 1997.

Upon finishing School, he enrolled with the Swaziland College of Technology in June 1998 and successfully completed his studies in June 2001 and obtained a Diploma in Mechanical Engineering. In 2005 he began his Orientation to the Priesthood at Oakford, St Kizito Seminary (Verulam). From 2006-2007 he studied Philosophy at St Peter’s Seminary (Garsfontein). He completed his Philosophical studies at St John Vianney Seminary (Waterkloof) in 2008 and attained the Bachelor of Arts Degree in Philosophy (BA Phil).

In 2009, he began his Theological studies at St John Vianney Seminary. After two years of his theological studies, he came back to the Diocese of Manzini to do his Pastoral Internship at Our Lady of the Assumption Cathedral (Manzini) under the guidance, supervision, and mentorship of Rev. Fr. Pius Magagula. In July 2011 he went back to the Seminary to continue with his theological studies. He successfully completed his studies and formal formation on the 9th of May 2013. He then attained the Degree, Bachelor of Theology (BTh). Currently, Zweli is based in the Shiselweni region of Swaziland where he is doing pastoral work, assisting Fr. Gaspard Ntakirutimana, at both Christ the King (Hlathikhulu), and Sacred Heart (Nhlangano) Parishes.

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