Former Tanzania chief justice given interim charge of the St Alban’s Cathedral and the Diocese of Dar es Salaam by Archbishop Chimeledya
The former Chief Justice of Tanzania, Augustino Ramadhani, has been given interim charge of the Diocese of Dar es Salaam and its cathedral by the primate of Tanzania, the Most Rev. Jacob Chimeledya. In letters patent dated 2 March 2017, Canon Ramadhani was licensed by the archbishop to lead St Alban’s Cathedral in Dar es Salaam following the 7 January 2017 deposition from office of Bishop Valentino Mokiwa. The brother of the Most Rev. John Ramadhani, Bishop of Zanzibar from 1980 to 2002, and Archbishop of Tanzania from 1984 to 1998, Canon Ramadhani is the grandson of the Rev. Cecil Majaliwa, the first African priest of the Universities’ Mission to Central Africa. Though ordained to the ministry, Canon Ramadhani took to the bar and rose to become his country’s chief justice from 2010 to 2015, and was for many years the Registrar of the Anglican Church of Tanzania. A priest of the Diocese of Zanzibar, Canon Ramadhani was removed from the roster of priests of that diocese by the Rt. Rev. Michael Hafidh, following his appointment. However, Archbishop Chimeledya on 2 March 2017 licensed Canon Ramadhani as a priest of his diocese, Mwpapwa.