7th cohort of MHRC commissioners take oath of office

The seventh Cohort of Commissioners for the Malawi Human Rights Commission (MHRC) on Friday finally took oath of office after months of legal challenges and wrangling.

Lawyer Sunduzwayo Madise taking oath as MHRC Commissioner
The MHRC newly sworn in commissioners

President Peter Mutharika could not swear in the commissioners soon after they were appointed because of a legal challenge put forward by the Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) who argued that some of the appointments were illegal, citing the appointment of Baldwin Chiyamwaka as an example.

But on Friday, Minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs Bright Msaka witnessed the swearing-in ceremony of the commissioners after the courts clearance.

The swearing-in ceremony took  place Friday afternoon in Lilongwe.

The nine Commissioners are Stella Twea, Sunduzwayo Madise,Boniface Massah,Scader Louis,Reverend Patrick Semphere, Baldwin Chiyamwaka,Law Commissioner Rosemary Kumitsonyo Kanyuka,Bertha Sefu and Ombudsman Martha Chizuma.

According to Section 130 of the Constitution, MHRC has powers of investigation and recommendation as are reasonably necessary for the effective promotion of human rights.

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Pwiya
Pwiya
8 months ago

With cadets inside, we Malawians honestly don’t need you. We have disowned you. Don’t sit there feeling good and cheating yourselves that you are at the service of this wounded nation, we know who your masters are. We don’t count on you folks. Rest in peace.

Tizanka
Tizanka
8 months ago

In other words, nobody should support DPP? What brain dead line of thinking is that a Malawi Anzanga?

truth pains
truth pains
8 months ago
Reply to  Tizanka

no support them koma kukhala cadet into a public service institution ndi ngozi. DPP is destruction and every cadet does not serve malawians koma chipani basi paliponse angakhale

bararabarara
bararabarara
8 months ago

After all the noise, arrogant Martha Chizuma poses with the same crop of Commissioners that she vehemently tried to block. Kambeta kameneka kamayesa boma ndi lamasewera eti? Kaya akanakongola ndiyetu bwenzi kutabvuta!

Gerlie
Gerlie
8 months ago

The Blue eyed cadet (Baldwin) has finally bought his way into MHRC and as usual he is going to bring his concubine June Kambalametole into MHRC like he did at HIVOS. This country is full of shit.

truth pains
truth pains
8 months ago

MHRC is finally compromised and toothless. With Chiyamwaka the DPP cadet, Boniface Massa a DPP sympathiser as Commissioners and David Nungu as Executive secretary another Cadet I dont see this Commission functioning to serve Malawians

truth pains
truth pains
8 months ago

MHRC gone forever with Chiyamwaka the Cadet as Commissioner and David Nungu another Cadet as Executice Secretary the MHRC is gone

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