Chakwera tells Judiciary to resists corruption and help fix Malawi: New judges sworn-in

New Judges poses for a photo with President Dr Lazarus Chakwera -pic by Lisa Kadango (2)

President Lazarus Chakwera has asked the Judiciary to be accountable to Malawians and live up to its responsibility of providing independent and efficient judicial services and an impartial justice system so they help to fix the country for the prosperity of Malawians.

High Court Judge Masauko Msungama poses for a photo with President Lazarus Chakwera-pic by Lisa Kadango
Mirriam Kondowe swears in -pic by Lisa Kadango
Judge William Msiska swears in -pic by Lisa Kadango (2)
Agness Patemba is High Court Judge -pic by Lisa Kadango
Aneline Lidamlendo is a woman High Court Judge -pic by Lisa Kadango
Charlotte Malonda swears in -pic by Lisa Kadango
Mzonde Mvula swears in as HIgh Court Judge-pic by Lisa Kadango
Heally Potani swears in -pic by Lisa Kidding
Ivy Kamanga is New Supreme court judge-pic by Lisa Kadango
Women Judges poses for a photo with President Lazarus Chakwera-pic by Lisa kadango (1)
Supreme Court Judges poses for a photo with the Malawi leader-pic by Lisa Kadango

The President said this at Kamuzu Palace in Lilongwe  on Thursday during the swearing-in ceremony of  four new Supreme Court Justices of Appeal and 12 High Court Judges.

Chakwera said to be a judge it means joining God in to dispensing justice and that  the task of the judges  is to repair the broken legs of the sacred table of justice which include; knowledge,  truth,  courage and  peace.

He  said to be a judge is to join God in his work of serving the poor and lifting yokes from the shoulders of the oppressed.

“To be a judge is to labour for the wellbeing of others more by listening than talking. To be a judge is to serve the people of Malawi as they sit to feast with God at the table of justice,” said the President, a former evangelical preacher.

“Court exists to bring peace so do not allow to be corrupted, so don’t leave the bench unattended,” said  President Chakwera,

He said courts exist as an avenue for the peaceful resolution of disputes, so as to prevent from employing violent means toward that end.

“As such, those who sit on the bench must be men and women who not only love public peace, but also hate  all open and secret enemies of that peace,”  said Chakwera.

The Malawi leader said  another leg that the table of justice stands on is courage.

“Since we live in a fallen world in which many work to frustrate, obstruct, pervert, and subvert justice, it takes uncommon bravery to resist such forces and see justice done. There is a great danger inherent in serving as a Justice of the High Court and Supreme Court, and you must not allow yourself to be intimidated or corrupted. Stand your ground and fight the good fight,”  he said.

Another leg of justice Chakwera mentioned is truth which he said is often obscured by lies, innuendos and errors in testimonies and evidence.

The Malawi leader also urged the judges to study the law so that their knowledge of the law must be the best in the land.

He added: “I count it as a great honour to employ you to attend to these four legs so that the table justice which God invites us to feast with him may remain an upright one in this whole land.”

“Toward that end, I count it my distinguished honour to decree, by the authority vested in me by God and the Malawian people, that God himself should bless you and keep you; may he make his face shine upon you; may he lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace; and may he deal with you, be it ever so severely, if you intentionally pervert the course of justice against anyone who enters your courts,” Chakwera said, ending his speech with “Amen.”

The appointment of the judges was announced on Monday but it is effective October 20.

The four new Justices of Appeal in the Supreme Court of Malawi are Justices Healy Potani, Ivy Kamanga, John Katsala and Charles Mkandawire.

The 12 new judges include Agnes Patemba, Violet Chipao, Mzondi Mvula, Charlotte Wezi Malonda, Justus Asante Kishindo and Anneline Kanthambi.

Other are Vikochi Chima, Simeon Mdeza, Masauko Timothy Msungama, William Yakuwawa Msiska, Maureen Kondowe and Mandala Mambulasa.

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3 years ago

Mr Talk Talk the Hypocrite!

Tonse alliance ikugwa
Tonse alliance ikugwa
3 years ago

Actually corruption has gotten worse under tonse alliance. The judges embrace it wholeheartedly, statehouse is also fully entrenched in corruption, and Mr president you as well are encouraging it.

3 years ago

Ubulutu winawu abale. Anthu akupanga report za corruption. Pitani nanu mukapange report

3 years ago

Wow! This is godly counsel, let he who has ears hear.

Gwede Mantashe
Gwede Mantashe
3 years ago

Lelo ukuwalangiza asamachite ziphuphu
Anthuwa ndiekuti ndi aziphuphudi eti.Ziphuphu ndi ziphuphu,zina podzela mmalonjezano
Monga; ndalama mudzapatsidwaa ndipo mudzakwezedwa maudindo.

3 years ago

How does the Judiciary desist from corrupt practices when you and Chilima basically bribed them? Talk like a pastor and know that God is hearing and watching. Are you not aware that “Mulungu amakatha” maka-maka munthu oti amadziwa mau oyera koma sawatsatira chifukwa chokonda za m’dziko zomwe zimadutsa ndi mphepo.

Savage Appetite
3 years ago

No coronavirus today!

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