Ellinah Wamukoya

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The Right Reverend
Ellinah Wamukoya
Church Anglican
Province Southern Africa
Diocese Swaziland
Consecration 17 November 2012
by Thabo Makgoba
Personal details
Born 1951

Ellinah Ntombi Wamukoya (born 1951) is a Swazi Anglican bishop. She is the first woman to be elected as a bishop of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa and of the whole African continent, as the diocesan bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Swaziland.

Wamukoya studied at the universities of Botswana, Lesotho and Swaziland. She was the chaplain of the University of Swaziland and of St. Michael's High School, in Manzini, as well as Town Clerk and CEO of the City Council of Manzini when she was elected.[1]

Wamukoya was not initially a candidate to succeed Meshack Mabuza as Anglican Bishop of Swaziland, but after seven rounds of inconclusive elections she was elected by a 2/3 majority of the members of the Elective Assembly on 18 July 2012.[2] She was consecrated on 17 November 2012 by Archbishop Thabo Makgoba. No official representative of Swazi king Mswati III attended the ceremony.[3]


Anglican Church of Southern Africa titles
Preceded by
Meshack Mabuza
Bishop of Swaziland
2012 -