4 Malawi judges set to retire: Ansah, Kamwambe, Kamanga and Chombo

Four judges, two each from the Malawi Supreme Court of Appeal and the High Court are expected to retire this year, Chief Justice Andrew Nyirenda.

Chief Justice Andrew Nyirenda SC speaks to the members of the press after the swearing in ceremony of 3 High Court Judges at Sanjika Palace in Blantyre-(c) Abel Ikiloni, Mana

Nyirenda said  the appointment of three judges by President Peter Mutharika  will help to fill the gaps but that the country needed more justice to the bench.

The judges set to retire are Maclean Kamwambe, Jane Ansah, Anthony Kamanga and Esmie Chombo.

Chombo was expected to retire in 2018 but had her tenure of office extended by 18 months  to allow her conclude the K2.4 billion Cashgate case involving former budget director Paul Mphwiyo.

But the K2.4 billion money laundering case which  involves Mphwiyo, former accountant general David Kandoje and some public officers and contractors, has not yet been concluded.

Chombo was in the limelight when she blew a whistle on corrupt lawyers, resulting in the Judiciary transferring over 40 officers— including magistrates, court clerks and accountants—to different registries.

Chapter Six of the Constitution of the Republic of Malawi stipulates that the retirement age for a judge is 65.

Meanwhile, the Chief Justice  commended Mutharika for appointing the three judges who took an oath at Sanjika Palace.

The new justices  Chimwemwe Kamowa, Texious Masoamphambe and Jabbar Alide has brought the number of judges to 37, comprising nine Malawi Supreme Court of Appeal and 28 High Court judges.

Kamowa has been working with the Judiciary for over 12 years as a judicial officer. For the last six years, she has been chairperson of the Industrial Relations Court.

Masoamphambe has served as a resident magistrate, rising through the ranks since 2000 before his appointment as deputy registrar of the High Court in 2018.

Alide, on the other hand, has over 25 years experience as legal counsel in corporate and commercial law.

 

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Gupta
Gupta
10 months ago

Good riddance to Jane Ansah. And let Esmie Chombo go in peaces.They are a Self-righteous bunch who are incompetent and biased . Fools that should never have been on the bench .

rage
rage
10 months ago

Jane Ansah chitsulo chenicheni mpakana Mtambo anapanga yekha retire kkkk .

Vilhomwe Ndivimbuli
10 months ago

Deya Bakha Ali phee ku State House

Vilhomwe Ndivimbuli
10 months ago

Pliz don’t mention Ansah. This legal bitch

Nasingwe
Nasingwe
10 months ago

jeni sitikumfuna. kodi ticite kumulongosola tekha, mulungu yekha ndeemwe ali ndi citetezo cokwanila.

Nyirenda
Nyirenda
10 months ago

The Chief Justice will retire next year. Why did he tell journalists that he is 64 this year and will be retiring next year.

Moya
Moya
10 months ago

If she is retiring this year why was it hard for her to resign? Fear of losing retirement package? If Peter was clean and decisive he could have simply send her to early retirement plus her package but I guess it’s an open secret his hands are dirty. That’s why Peter needs to go, others can serve this nation better within DPP or from the opposition.

Nasingwe
Nasingwe
10 months ago
Reply to  Moya

pension benefits after the big lie that has caused the big mess to the nation
she will live and wall with the stinking citosi pamatako.
what a guilt conscious at the back of her mind wherever she will go.
whatabout the rest of the oldies many nkosi
mgawi
,moffat
and the rest in the wagon,the fake pastors

Forgiv
Forgiv
10 months ago

Koma aChina kipindu ndi anzawo aja anakumvetsani kuwawa
Koma nde mukumva kuwawatu 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

Angoni apaphata
Angoni apaphata
10 months ago

Makamaka Ansah. And don’t extend her tenure. She has nothing to conclude.

Bendulo
Bendulo
10 months ago

Mphale za concourt zatsala ndi zaka zingati? Achule aja angopanga resign

Phiri
Phiri
10 months ago
Reply to  Bendulo

Totally agree. Madeya a ConCourt need to resign. Onse ndi mabulutu okha-okha.

Kholowa
Kholowa
10 months ago
Reply to  Phiri

Mukunya manyi ofiila simunati🤣🤣🤣🤣

CESSPOOL
CESSPOOL
10 months ago
Reply to  Phiri

Even thieves claim for justice. Malawi is on the high seas of political pollution and corruption captained by DPP dunderheads.
Our nation is wobbling. Already the high court bench in the recent appointments stinks of nepotism filling it with judges who will draw comfort in Lhomweism

Nepotism
10 months ago
Reply to  Phiri

Deya ndi uja opanda mano

Vilhomwe Ndivimbuli
10 months ago
Reply to  Phiri

IWE mbuzi ngati APM

DPP is Doomed
DPP is Doomed
10 months ago
Reply to  Bendulo

Wondering why nkhalamba ya zaka 81 ikufunabe u president. Mano anatha kale kale and lost his hearing long ago.

Nepotism
10 months ago
Reply to  Bendulo

Anakumvetsani pain .Pano zakuba forget.Pa 3 July a true new government wl be assured

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