Anthony Kamanga now Judge at Supreme Court of Malawi

Former Attorney General Antony Kamanga is now in the bench as  a new Supreme Court judge after being appointed by President Peter Mutharika, Judiciary spokesperson Mlenga Mvula has confirmed.

Kamanga:  Appointed Judge

Kamanga: Appointed Judge

Kamanga, who once served as Solicitor General, is yet to be sworn in as Judge of Appeal.

He holds a bachelor of laws, an LLM (Master of Laws) and a diploma in legal drafting.

University law professor, Danwood Chirwa, said Kamanga “as one of the longest serving legal draftsmen, he will be of immense help to the court in trying to figure out what was intended by the various laws that we have.”

In comments published in the Weekend Nation, Prof Chirwa of Cape Town University explained that as the appeal court sits often to decide matters of legal interpretation and in a panel of at least three, his relative inexperience in actual litigation will not affect the quality of his judgements.

He told the paper that he has not been impressed with poaching of Attorney Generals from the Judiciary and then returning them to the bench as this means that a member of the Judiciary is reduced to being a servant of the Cabinet and only returned after defending and advising the government in some of the most controversial policies, saying this undermines judicial independence.

“Where an Attorney General, who is a civil servant is appointed to the Judiciary as a permanent judicial officer, it is possible to talk of judicial independence in ways that it is not possible when we talk of poaching from the Judiciary,” the law expert is quoted by Weekend Nation.

The Judiciary spokesman has meanwhile disclosed that there are also four vacant posts for judges of High Court which will be filled soon.

Judicial Service Commission makes recommendations to the Office of the President and Cabinet (OPC) with a list of qualified personnel to be appointed as Judges of High Court or Supreme Court of Appeal.

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43 thoughts on “Anthony Kamanga now Judge at Supreme Court of Malawi”

  1. Mr Chasowa Fredrick says:

    Congratulations Mr Anthony Kamanga, SC
    You are a man of integrity, principled and well trained in the field of Law
    You deserve to be a Supreme Court Judge
    A good precedent has been set that some fine Lawyers in the public or private sector can be appointed as Supreme Court Judges than going through the High Court first
    You join a team of esteemed Judges in the Supreme Court of Appeal
    You have vast experience in the field of law
    Once Congratulations for the appointment !!!!!!!!!

  2. pilizi says:

    What a mistake. A snake in grass…ready to bite the master himself while serving interests of akwithu. APM why not choose Mchewa, Ngoni of Gomani or Mlomwe there? And all he holds is a mere degree and he calls himself a ‘learned’ judge? Mxiiiew.

    1. Maximus Decimus Meridius says:

      pilizi, little do you know that he’s probably the best. If you are in the field and know different then maybe you have a point, but a mere kapwimbisi wonunkha mkamwa, wosazindikira. Go and ask the Juducial Commission why he was recommended.

      Anthu anayesera kumupondeleza koma you cannot ignore him.

      He’s a better lawyer than most of those so called Professor’s and you can go and check it it out.

      Get a life and pa msundu pa nyoko

  3. He indeed joins the laziest group of people who just make unnecessary demands. Look at just the way the Oscar Pistorius case went. It was just a few adjustments. Our judges adjourn cases forever apparently after receiving bribes. Simple cases take ages to complete and the next thing you hear is that they are on strike demanding V8 cars. Very stupid people. They start hearing cases as late as 11 am and 4 pm. They are very arrogant. That culture has to change. We don’t have cases that are complicated and after all they use precedents. There is another court that leaves scars in people and that is the Industrial Relations Court where only very few cases are heard. The chairperson and her deputies are no where to be found. It’s always excuses about panelists. These people also favour cases of those that are dismissed on poolitical grounds like the Matilda Katopola’s and Bright Malopa’s cases because they receive a percentage on the cmpensation. They don’t care about laborers and cleaners that are dismissed because they will not benefit from the meagre compensations. It’s altogether a very corrupt judiciary and please journalists investigate these judiciary people. This is really true. We can’t have cases running for years. The complainats die without being heard. What is the money they are demanding for?

  4. phunda says:

    All the best Anthony, but there’s a lot to be desired in our modern courts. What is driving our modern courts is not profession ethics but other considerations . It appears the judiciary is cought with gatemyratis. I hope you will maintain your integrity otherwise some of the decisions from the courts are responsible for woes of this country. Election cases for example! Since 1999 the legitimacy to govern has come from courts and not the electorates….This must change.

  5. Bless says:

    A few months ago APM discredited this very dude bcoz of where he comes for being in a certain of commission of inquiry The same person without undergoing any further training is chosen to be a judge by OUR OWN APM at the supreme court. Is APM serious with what he say or does? I think he some help.

  6. Asena says:

    Am proud to be a Kamanga today. Your hard work has paid off.

  7. Lucia Kandulu says:

    Congratulations Mr Kamanga you deserve this, may you be granted wisdom from above to judge just like king Solomon.

  8. Black hearted people says:

    Poti ndi ntumbuka, kukamwa nyindu nyindu kusekelera. When the next appointed person is not from Nyika, mutinyanse with your hatred of southeners. Anthu akuda ndi ntima omwe inu

    1. mabilinganya says:

      Iwe black hearted people ndiwe mbuzi!!! Dont use ur ass when thinking!!! Its u southerners who have pathological hatred towards notherners!!! Iwe mbuzi let me tell u this kamanga did not apply for this wamusankha yekha bwampini wanuyo!!!! Ya musatinyase ndi kabona kanu minority ka kakubanso for that matter!!!! Ya ukutumbwa apa koma umphawi wako uli tho!!!!stupid man! Idiot!

      1. truth says:

        You people you are brothers northerners or southerners you are brothers
        Politicians come and go we will remain Malawians.A very small percentage can read and write the country is not behind this line of thinking. As for some of one parent is from up north one mchawa from Blantyre the only place I love to spend the night rest of my life is LL so mukutitopesa tsankho lanulo. Andale ndi alendo apita awa. Lets build our country. ONE Malawi ONE nation.

  9. mbuya says:

    Yaaaaaa! Much better material than…… some ‘club members’

  10. andrew says:

    I dont understand this at all! how can the president appoint somebody judge, yet there are strikes in the judiciary and other government bodies? Why not solving this mess first and then go ahead with the appointment.Another thing I dont understand is that why mr president is silent on these strikes? please God help mother Malawi.

    1. truth says:

      The appointment was made b4 the strikes it has to go mwambiri b4 announcement

  11. Namalila says:

    Congratulations Mr Kamanga for rising the ladder of responsibility in the Pannel of Judges of Supreme Court of Malawi.
    All the best and keep Blessed!

  12. Sake Chilling says:

    Congratulations Adaa a Kamanga!

  13. Luigi Borgnis says:

    I congratulate Anthony Kamanga, a decent person and a personal friend.

  14. chibade says:


  15. EYES says:

    He joins a bunch of lazy bastards who only know how to demand for more money yet do less or no work and spend time draging cases by entertaining useless adjunments. parliament should come up with laws to bring sanity in the judiciary as there seems no one questioning how they work.

  16. Lawyers says:

    Thetsani kaye strike to khoti agogo ananga a Peter Arthur Muthalika.

  17. moniredada says:

    I wonder what type of Supreme Court Judge Anthony Kamanga will be, he has a heart of stone, is not kind and does not smile! He frustrated payment of compensation victims when he was the AG, he would reduce the amounts to the victim! For example if u r awarded K12m he will give u only K3m and if u decline u’ll fight for years to get it or lose it all, he was very cruel. I wonder how he is going to handle such cases since he will be the one giving out the judgment!

    1. truth says:

      U deserve this. Congratulations. Read Joshua 1 v 8. Takunyadirani.

  18. mphevu says:

    Anthony Kamanga is well recognized as a lawyer of integrity. He has been a lawyer longer than than some of the current justices at the Supreme Court. Congratulations

  19. NYAMA says:

    Ku Supreme court kumakhala Judge or Justice?
    Help me please!

  20. Maximus Decimus Meridius says:

    Omwa tea adzamwanso bola osaswa makapu

  21. henry katiniche says:

    Congratulations wishing you all the best in a new office

  22. akatswiri says:

    suprem court or High court,what a jump,please advise coz iam wondering how come one should go strait to suprem court without first going to the High court. I DOUGHT THIS PROMOTION.

  23. Mwiza says:

    Congratulations! Principled man and well deserved

  24. zalerani dada says:

    ulemu wanu wawa. Mulungu akuthandizeni powunikila za tsogolo la dziko lathu. May God bless you and give more WISDOM

  25. Gift Kayipa. says:

    Zabwino zonse Mr Kamanga

  26. King bwai says:

    Bravo apm and his team, guyz let us help this bwampini to work out the problems currently we are facing, and lets support him and his vision to rebuld malawi.

  27. king says:

    Pamenepa atumbuka ndiye mtima mbeeee kukhala lhomwe nsanje yokhayo.

    Mtundu umenewu shaaa !


    Ikanakhala mbewu tikanangokazinga koma poti ndinu anthu tizikupephelerani kuti muzamulandire Yesu khristu azakhale mbuye ndi mpulumusi wa moyo wanu,pamenepo ndipomwe musiye kunyoza mitundu ina ya anthu ena komanso kukonda dziko lanu.

    1. mabilinganya says:

      Bwezani ndalama za nac alomwe inu!!

  28. What a challenging post take care

  29. BT says:

    This prof chirwa nthawi zambiri amandidabwitsa zokamba zake,akuyenera angobwera ku malawi kuno kudzagwira ntchito osati azikamba mbwerela zakezo nthawi zonse lol

  30. Mr Man says:

    Well done Mr President, At least maintain this, congrats Kamanga,

  31. mabilinganya says:

    Well deserved appointment!!! Osati anyapapi enawa!!!!

  32. Waakulu says:

    Kamanga !! ????? That sounds like a Hlomwe from Nthyolo.

  33. Nnandi says:

    Welcome Boss

  34. Mr Mwafulirwa says:

    poti ndi wakwithu not a peep not a squeek from Danny and the people from North of Jenda… smh

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