Martha Mwangonde is new Ombudsman : Malawi public protector approved by Parliament

Malawi National Assembly has approved the appointment of 36 year old Martha Chizuma Mwangonde as a new public protector the Ombudsman.

Martha Mwangonde: Ombudsman

Martha Mwangonde: Ombudsman

The Office of Ombudsman, which is a public watchdog institution against any acts of mal-administration occasioned by public officials, became vacant on 30th June 2015 following the expiry of the term of office for Justice Tujilane Chizumila retired.

It took about 15 months for Chizumila to take the office after former ombudsman Enock Chibwana retired in 2009.

Mwangonde was working in the private sector as a legal counsel at Limbe Leaf Tobacco Company of Malawi Limited until her appointment.

Sources at parliament said Mwangonde was chosen on account of her wealth of experience.

“She has all the necessary experience,” said Fiona Kalemba the new Clerk of Parliament (CoP.)

Mwangonde holds a Master’s of Law degree in International Economic Law from University of East London in the United Kingdom and a Bachelor’s degree in Law from Chancellor College, a constituent college of the University of Malawi. She boasts of 12 years experience in litigation and adjudicating on cases.

Sheserved as deputy chairperson of the Industrial Relations Court, assistant registrar of the High Court of Malawi and Malawi Supreme Court of Appeal, senior resident magistrate and principal resident magistrate.

The news Ombudsman has confirmed receiving her appointment letter, dated November 19 2015, signed by Kalemba.

“I’m looking forward to taking up the post. I hope to build on the successes of my predecessor in ensuring the office provides excellent recourse for service users,” Mwangonde said.

Ombudsman’s office has also teamed up with National Initiative for Civic Education in order to have cases handled with speed.

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45 thoughts on “Martha Mwangonde is new Ombudsman : Malawi public protector approved by Parliament”

  1. KK says:

    Koma abale zawonekelatu kuti Atumbuka mitu yawo siyimagwila . This woman is not a Tumbuka but she is carrying a mbwenu mbwenu surname because of marriage. Ndimanyazi omwe alibe amvekere wakwithu, wakusambila Koma ku, Malawi dziliko.

  2. allenanjanji says:

    By the way Pepani anzathu atumbuka Martha is not a tumbuka she is from Nkula! Congrates my dear classmate at
    Zingwangwa Secondary School, thats coming! Go! Go! Go! Zingwangwa! Munya muona atumbuka! Kalemba woyeee! Martha woyee!

  3. tuntyufe says:

    congrats Martha. YARO 97 is doing really fine you have made us proud!

  4. kate says:

    Congrats mwana wakukaya. koma Atumbuka mukubwera boooo. School inatikhandiza mweeeeee. We will remain ever shinning. Tawonani mpaka Peter kuganiza zokatenga Mchewa mzake kapena Mchawa at position 3 Fiona Kalemba, kuwopa kuvomera a Mr mkandawire who came 1st position kuli kuwopa atumbuka kuchita dominate all big positions? Koma yaaaa! Anyway Congrats Mai Mwangonde you came the outstanding performance on the interview and you came shinning at no 1. Pofunika kusinthadi ndi poti Mai Mwangonde should be called OMBUDSWOMAN NOT OMBUDSMAN! Zili ngati kunena kuti ‘traffickman wa mkazi’ kkkkkkkkkkkkk

  5. Nabanda says:

    Ndasangalala pomusankha Martha kukhala pampandowu. Chifukwa mwinano atsikana owonano ubwino wa sukulu.

  6. kei khembo says:

    Ai zilibwina apa mau aja oti ndife atsongoleli amawa athera ulewanu martha jerasi siumuna.

  7. Observer says:

    Enock chibwana is seen as the best because he communicated with Malawians what he was doing. He was available to the Press.

    Free advice Martha! be open to the press and let them know your strategy! quick wins and long term achievements!

    If you don’t have a Communications Specialist please create that post immediately.

  8. Dusty says:

    Dziko likachuluka mabulutu mavuto ake ndilikulozana zala even people who are learned starting behaving same way as their fellow brothers or sisters.Tribalism ya chuluka chifukwa cha ubulutu,umbuli.

  9. GRM says:

    I have shared this story with my daughter Martha. This Mrs Mwangonde is a role model. Mwana wamkazi azitero. I WISH HER ALL THE BEST. Go and impress like Enock Chibwana.

  10. waseme says:

    To hero atumbuka this, atumbuka that. Kodi a Malawi tizasiya liti kukumbana mitundi? Zosankhana mitundu ndi zomwe zina zunzitsa anzathu aku Rwanda. Do u want this to happen in Malawi? mundiyankhe inu atsankhonu.

  11. kangoma says:

    Don’t worry ,Martha is HARD WORKING YOUNG PROFESSIONAL. I have worked with her at the High court of MW.

  12. Twambi says:

    get this you dunderhead. Mrs mwangonde did not come 3rd on interviews. she was not picked, she EARNED the position. shame on you and your type
    akakhala bisnowaty ndiye mmbale wanu. no wonder you southrnets would rather be ruled by matchona who are busy syphoning your coffers as you clap hands.

  13. Mjomba Yusuf Jona says:

    Size yabwino, timaonan ngati Ombudsman wamkazi azikhala Ombudswoman.

  14. Charter says:

    We have testimony of what Enock Chibwana achieved in that post. Do we know what Chizumila achieved? Pliz, b4 I judge!

  15. Okay? says:

    Tumbukas, any need for injunctions here? No No No No, so long as there is a Northern flavour in the name. Northerners are the sickest upstairs when it comes to nepotism! If there are traces of northernilism in the name, whether it is by marriage like Abiti Cashgate Ntla Banda, then he / she is a Malawian. Akanakhala Mlomwe or Myao ndiye mukanati thoo, ku Mzuzu High Court kukatenga ma injunction. Shupit zanu.

  16. Hens master says:

    No more asking interviewees their home districts and tribes. It promotes tribalism.

  17. Mzee says:

    Kuphunzira konseko koma bwanji nkhope ngati sasamba. Azimayi ophunziranu chonde tamazoraniko kiwi kumasoko bwanji kodi?

  18. ChizaLi says:

    Congratulations Martha, Malawi definately needs services of people like you. Well deserved appointment and I have no doubt that you will serve the nation with honesty and integrity.

  19. lapukeni says:

    Koma nkaziyu ink nde anamwa, nsanje down. Mvula ikagwa kuchuluka zolilalila

  20. lapukeni says:

    Malita tsopano, putting our country on the map. Kumwa ink osakhala masewela.

  21. nachisale says:

    Another woman at the helm. Praise be to God. Our mothers and great grandmothers are rejoicing in the grave for having toiled only for the fruits of women power to start riping.

  22. Matey U .Mopiiya says:

    Martha Chizuma Mwangonde is from Nkhota -Kota
    Married to Mwangonde from Karonga.
    Her maiden name is Chizuma

  23. Cecilia Mapila says:

    Martha Chizuma is from the Southern Region. Renford Mwangonde, her husband is not Tumbuka but Ngonde from Karonga. But does it really matter where someone comes from? Tizikondana a Malawi. Leaders, please preach unity to the people of Malawi.

  24. Kenkkk says:

    We don’t know whether she is Tumbuka married to a nkhonde or a lomwe married to a nkhonde or a nkhonde married to a nkhonde or whoever to whoever. She is a Malawian first and foremost.

  25. Becks says:

    Congrats Martha. You deserve it

  26. i'm the guy in the ma units video says:

    this kid has smarts

  27. Phaghlani Vwavwa says:

    Please, please, this lady is not a Tumbuka. why are some so obsessed with this tribe, Tumbuka? If the only thing you can think about is a tribe when you see people you must very dull and stupid, and deserves not to live in Malawi. You should throw yourself in the ocean. The tribe you belong to means nothing and nothing. There is nothing in a tribe. Just look at the children of today, do you really see tribal differences in them, all these young stars? They know nothing about what is a tribe. Stupid and foolish people

  28. Phinifolo says:

    Tribalism will not take us anywhere. Look at what happened at parliament being called a Jew. Pure racist kind of thinking. Now and then, I hear about tribal calling such as a Lomwe a Tumbuka, a Chewa, a Chawa etc. I wonder why we welcome people from other countries wholeheartedly; yet we are busy advancing tribalism. When we (same Malawians of different tribes ie Lomwe, Chewa Tumbuka, Chawa) meet in other countries, we behave as one people; yet when we land on the Malawi soil, we start hating each other. What kind of people are we? Foolish fools!

  29. Gadabwali says:

    Wait a minute, who is CoP? Dd I not hear some opposition MP took an injuctiong against her appointment? What is the latest regarding the injuction?

  30. kumwera says:

    kaya ndi mnkhonde kaya ndi mtonga nonse akumpoto ndi akuba,akuda,mahule,anthu onunkha khalidwe ndipo ameneyu muona adzingokondela ambwenu anzake.Viwa tumbuka uchindele wakufikanipo

  31. Mashamase says:

    Congrats amayi

  32. Sembamembe says:

    The truth is that Mwangonde is a Malawian. She’s neither ngonde, chewa, lomwe, Yao, tumbuka, mang’anja, ndale, lambya, nyika, sena, ngoni, Tonga, mambwe,sukwa, or namwanga. She’s simply and proudly Malawian. A great achiever she is. You who spend you energy on defining Malawians on tribal basis will die in misery because Malawi is a community of diverse peoples. The proponents of tribalism are none achievers and live a life of regrets.

  33. mtumbuka1 says:

    There’s no mwangonde who is a tumbuka you fuckers! She is a nkhonde…stop tumbuka this tumbuka that cos they don’t eat at your houses.

    1. Oh says:

      You are the first to Tumbuka this and that. Look at your name.

  34. The Analyst says:

    Wow! The ombudsman at 36? Interesting . . . !
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    Langizo limodzi lokha: . . . . Do not disappoint hence betray us the youngsters. Know that you would be erroneously used as a yardstick for assessing the seriousness n performance of youngsters in general, in higher positions. Just remember . . .
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    “Its not the size of the dog in the fight that matters, but the size of the fight in the dog.” – Mark Twain.
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    As such we expect you to be reasonable but as beastly n fierce as any old beast can be. Know that justice has no eyes and knows no age or emotions (that come with young age).
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    Although many may not admit, JB’s conduct or performance as a woman president will be used to assess suitability of future women presidential aspirants.
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    “Learn from the mistakes of others. You cant possibly live long enough to make them all yourself” – Sam Levenson
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    Its dissapointing when some old-folk CEOs in the private or public sector believe that a young man/woman can’t make a good manager or head. And erroniously use marriage as a yardstick for measuring one’s maturity. As such many a bachelor or spinnister are sidelined. Sometimes even when they deliver.
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    To you, I say “Bravo”
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  35. mtumbuka1 says:

    Can she also please tell us if bingu used taxpayers money at his ndata farm house or not and the hotels he is rumoured to be owning in Portugal, what was the source of money? from there can she investigate as to who is / was benefiting from kayerekera mine cos we hear the money goes to other people’s personal bank accounts in Australia…may she please clear the mist on these two things.

  36. Sir, says:

    Shame on you lomwes. The fact remains same – sizoona kupeleka ntchito kwa munthu wa chitatu kusiya woyamba ndi wachiwiri. Izi sizitengera kuti uyu ndi mtumbuka kapena mchewa olo ,lomwe.

    Chifuka choti uyu watengedwa ndi mtumbuka ndiye atumbuka akhala chete ndi bozaaaaa!!!!!!! In her being picked there has been no story kuti asiya wina wochita bwino (maphunziro). Please think before you comment!!!!!!

    Enanu inferiority complex imakupwetekani kwabasi !!!!!! Even mumakampani ena zayamba kuchitika izi. Kuwona anthu ake opanda nzeru okhaokha . Stop this nosense. We are all Malawians.From what I know ,there are briliant people from all other tribes,but the difference is percentage!!!

  37. TUDZI says:

    inu anthu “OKUDA” kobasi otchedwa atumbuka bwanji simukulemba ma comments anu amanyi mumalemba nthawi zose aja, mwangoona zina loti Mwangonde basi kupindira timichira tanutu, ZIPHWISI ZANU,,,SHUPITI

  38. The real Ujeni says:

    Osangoti Atumbuka Atumbuka chani, did they tell you she came last in the interview? Infact she is more qualified than Fiona Kalemba, her qualifications and experience speaks for themselves she doesn’t need quota for help.

  39. Balamanthu says:

    I am sick of tribalism.People making tribal comments are so shallow that no proper argument can be made apart from tribalism.This needs to stop.What has school done to most of you that post tribal comments on this forum?It is indeed true that you can take people to school to educate them but getting stpidity out of most of us becomes a problem.Tribalism is a serious measure of backwardness and exhibits complete lack of education

  40. mtumbuka1 says:

    With the political climate in Malawi, and with the desperate dpp at the helm the office of the public prosecutor or the anti corruption bureau are just government tools to oppress political opponents. This woman will just be sitting as her office will not be independent cos politicians will be tampering with it. In south Africa the public prosecutor found president Jacob zuma guilty because his family benefited from the security upgrades at his personal home using taxpayers money and she ordered him( zuma) to pay back a portion of the money a something which can not happen in Malawi because you treat presidents as semi gods.

  41. Tina says:

    Poti ndi mtumbuka NDE approval mwansangansanga koma Kalemba kukamtengera injunction. Anthu oipa!

  42. Chimanga says:

    Comentanitu?? Muli ziiii chifukwa Ndi mtumbuka? Anthu oipa inu. Kwa inu no mlomwe deserves a position, it will be nepotism. Useless Nyikalanders

  43. Sean mwangulu says:

    it sound’s as if Mwangonde is from North correct me if am wrong,ndiye atumbuka muziti peter amakondera pali kukondera pamenepa, koma anakakhala waku south ndiye munakalakhula, why are you guy’s so greedy & self centered. shame you Tumbuka’s.

  44. Bwemba Sodyeramchere says:

    Proud of you Martha. Go for it it’s your time. Prove that you can do it. Emulate the pace set by Mr Chileans not the one you have succeeded.

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