I won’t go into politics, says Msosa: Retiring first woman Malawi Chief Justice

A lady of memoir Chief Justice Anastasia Msosa has disclosed that she will not go into politics just like her predecessor Lovemore Munlo, saying her ambition is now just to lead a quiet private life after retiring this month.

Head of Malawi judiciary: Chief Justice Anastansia Msosa: Retiring

Head of Malawi judiciary: Chief Justice Anastansia Msosa: Retiring

Msosa, 65, said she wants a “rest” and as such, does not have the time for politics.

She described her retirement as “normal “and that “there is absolutely nothing out of the ordinary.”

Msosa, who ascended to the office in 2012 after replacing Munlo said: “I am retiring as I have reached the mandatory age limit.”

First Malawi female president Joyce Banda appointed Msosa for the first time a woman head of judiciary position was occupied by a woman.

Chief Secretary to the Government George Mkondiwa said government is working on the succession process at the Judiciary.

Section 111 (1) of the Constitution says the Chief Justice shall be appointed by the president and confirmed by the National Assembly.

Fast Facts

Msosa was the first woman to be appointed judge of the High Court of Malawi and to be a member of the Supreme Court.

She was the first chairperson of the Electoral Commission after Malawi became a multiparty democracy and she is accredited for overseeing the successful 1994 election and performed with distinction when she ably led the team that handled the 2009 elections – the best organised elections since 1994.

Her name appears again in the list of 20 pioneer achievers at the end of History of Malawi Volume 2.

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Mfwethu
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She has indeed achieved a lot, though at personal level. Congratulations indeed for time well spent in your career. However, a critical analysis of her performance esp as head of mec and judiciary will tell us that she has really achieved much. Yes as a woman she reached the levels that only most would just dream of, but she never performed to the standard that was expected. There are so many things happening at mec and in the courts during her time and she would not do anything about it. Yes she is a star among her fellow women, that… Read more »
wangawanga
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Amayi kapumeni ife a MCP sitidzakuiwalani zija mudatichira nthawi ya chisankho cha by election ya ku Blantyre. Candidate wathu mlongoti atasowa

Khuni
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This woman is good-always has been. God will bless you Aunt Anastasia. Wishing you a peaceful retirement. By the way, I think this is the best time for you to start cultivating maungu and chinangwa.

Munthu wa mkulu
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Well done mama go and rest after serving Malawi nation for the whole of your fruitful life,by the way where is Allan your son? I miss him, we were together at St Patricks in Mzedi,he was a good young boy.

Arthur G.M. Mtambo
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IF THAT YOU ARE SAYING IS TRUE, THEN THAT IS A GOOD IDEA, YOU WILL SAVE YOUR MONEY AND ENJOY WITH YOUR FAMILY WHILE AT HOME, A PART FROM THAT YOU WILL BE HAVING NICE SLEEP WITHOUT HEARING DRUMS. BEST WISHES.

Bonkili
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Congratulations and jubilations madam Msosa (Nee MALIWICHI)!!!

Mapwala Mthalika
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zina kambu zina leku, you have done your part. u r a role model.

Penani Unenesko
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Mai ndakunyadirani kwambiri.Mulungu akutsogolereni,kukudalitsani ndi kukusungani.
Mwalimbana nako kulimbana kwabwino.Mukugwira ntchito kwanu mwatichotsa manyazi

inkosi
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words of mouth can not define u…….all the best

where are Malawians?
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Despite all these accolades poured on her, the other question is:

HOW WAS THE PERFORMANCE OF THE JUDICIARY UNDER HER ADMINISTRATION? WAS IT EFFECTIVE? EFFICIENT? RELIABLE? if yes..handsup mama but if the answer is no….then the praises maybe misplaced…..

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