Tivaouane has on Sunday, September 24th, 2017, enthroned a new caliph to succeed Serigne Abdou Aziz Sy Al-Amine, who passed away last Friday. The new Khalif is no other person than Serigne Mbaye Sy Mansour. He is the eldest son of the late Serigne Mouhamadou Mansour Sy (son of Elhadji Malick Sy and brother of Dabakh) and Sokhna Aminata Seck, daughter of Doudou Seck Bou El Mogdad, a great dignitary of Saint-Louis.
Born in 1932, Serigne Mbaye Sy Mansour is known for his direct and frank speech since becoming the 7th Khalif General of the Tijanniya. His incorruptible character of virtue, truth and at the same time courteous, made him a man of God.
It would be recalled that the new Khalif was 6 months ago (on March 17, 2017) appointed as the new voice (spokesperson) of the Tijanniya Tariq (brotherhood) of Tivaouane in Senegal. The said appointment came following the demise of the former Khalif General Cheikh Tidiane Sy Al-Makhtoum. The late Al-Mahktoum was succeeded by Serigne Abdoul Aziz Al-Amine, who also passed away last Friday.
Meanwhile, Serigne Pape Malick Sy, youngest son of Serigne Babacarr Sy (first Khalif General of EL Malick Sy), is now appointed as the new spokesperson of the Tijanniya Tariq (Brotherhood).