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.
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.
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.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :