Mutharika finally appoints new Malawi chief justice: Andrew Nyirenda SC

President Peter Mutharika has named Supreme Court Judge, Andrew Nyirenda SC as the new chief justice, ending weeks wait for a substantive leader of the Judiciary.

Justice Nyirenda: Head of Judiciary

Justice Nyirenda: Head of Judiciary

Nyirenda is already acting chief justice and head of the judiciary following the retirement of Justice Anastansia Msosa, 65.

Office of President and Cabinet announced on Thursday that the President exercised his powers conferred upon him in the constitution to appoint the new chief judge “with immediate effect”.

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

Nyasa Times understands that the government vetting machinery recommended Justice Nyirenda to the President while names of Justice Maxon Mbendera, Justice Jane Ansah and Justice Dunstain Mwaungulu were shot down.

Ansah reportedly spends most time travelling to UK where her family lives.

Mbendera is was clearly feared that parliament will not approve his appointment.

While Mwaungulu was considered a risk for being unpredictable and rebellious, National Intelligence Services source told Nyasa Times.

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chimutu
Guest

Si uja anakulorani kuba mavoti uyu. Anthu ndinu asatana inu mulungu akakulangani. Chitani manyazi. If we are talking of chisankho issues ndiye amene……. shame

Martin
Guest

This appointment is again by the corrupt gov , how can our country go forward when from the top are all corrupt , no independence for our judiciary Gov interference , they put there as their puppet , our country will never free it’s self from this evil and corruption , shame on you Mr Peter you just as corrupt !!!!!

Mavuto Mangulama
Guest
Congratulations my Lord, Finally someone with intellectual capacity and work ethic has assumed the highest office in the judicial arm of government again. Before your Lordship’s appointment as Chief Justice the lack – or rather total absence – of both intellectual capacity and work ethic was indeed scary to say the least. May the whole of the judiciary now start to emulate the qualities of Andrew Nyirenda after a period of rapid decline which started when Richard Banda left office and in the process regain the respect it lost years ago. Inasmuch as salute you your Lordship, we shall also… Read more »
Najere Chitekwe
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Head of executive: Southerner
Head of Judiciary: Northerner
Head of legislature: Northerner
But still ena akupangabe phokoso. Ndiye mtumbuka ameneyo.

Bishop Chirwa
Guest

Inundated zosankhana mitundu zidzatipindulira chiyani? Let’s look at merit and integrity. Have you already forgotten that at one time we had President, VP & CJ all Southerners and Speaker from Central?

Rudolf Phiri
Guest

ABALE ATHU AKU NYIKA REPUBLIC ALI ZII!! BWANJI? AYI NDITHU TILANKHULENI BASI. YOU SHOULDN`T ONLY SPEAK WHEN THINGS GO WRONG. WHAT ARE YOUR VIEWS ON THE APPOINTMENT OF NYIRENDA SC AS CHIEF JUSTICE? MASUKANI NDITHU…

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Tiyanjane
Guest

My view is that the Executive has started to implement its Reforms Programme which will not comprise MERIT. The Executive has starded to build Malawi wokomela onse and I, a Nyikan as you prefer to label me, (and I proudly accept), I say thank you Mr. President for taking this first step towards building an inclusive Malawi. Of course, we are far from reaching the destination. There are blocks to dismantle – qouta, roads, hospitals, attempts to snatch projects from one region to another, continued ethnic divisions(instigated by a few insecure characters), cashgate etc etc.

Peter Nangwale
Guest

Andrew Nyirenda is good choice

mboma
Guest

it was expected, why civil service reforms have forced peter mutharika to stick to his words and his stand, for the first time i must congratulate peter mutharika, i think now i can take his civil service reforms seriously, if am more senior than others in civil service i deserve automatic promotion thats how i understand civil service reforms!!!!!!!!!!

Yankho
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Congratulations Justice Nyirenda. I was waiting for this time and believes that your maturity and soberness will continue to guide you. I remember the days when you hold the position of Director of Public Prosecution. You demonstrated that you are not guided by envy at all. By that time your principal duty was to see getting convicted. Despite the fact that your job demanded that alot of people with various offences gets convicted you examined their cases with independent minded and made the right decisions that people whose cases lacked evidence did not suffer. You even differed with corrupt Magistrates… Read more »
popapo
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Uyo ndi Nyirenda by name only koma ndi Mu lomhwe

Bongololo
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I am still waiting to hear the chewas, yaos, and lomwes to start crying mfwee mfweee mfweeeeee!

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