Justice Mtegha no more, tributes paid

One of Malawi’s respectable judges, Michael Mtegha, died on Saturday while undergoing treatment at Milpark Hospital in South Africa and tributes have been pouring in.

Mtegha was until his death Commissioner of the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) in Swaziland. He has died at the age of 69.

He had been in hospital for about two weeks after undergoing an operation on December 6, 2011.

Justice Mtegha: Dies

Tributes

While Malawi was mourning to hae lost a true son of the soil, Swaziland was also mourning the death of man described as a “hard worker.”

“We are really sad about the passing away of such a hard working man. He had been with us for only a short time and one could see that he was working hard to achieve his goals,” said Prime Minister Sibusiso Dlamini as quoted by the Times of Swaziland.

Dlamini said the fact that the Swaziland Kingdom chose to hire the services of  Mtegha from Malawi meant he was indeed a hard worker.

“We thank his family for allowing him to come and work with us in the country,” he said.

“They have been very supportive to him while he headed the ACC. We cannot forget the Malawian government, which agreed that he should come and serve in the country.”

Malawi’s solicitor general Anthony Kamanga also confirmed that the death of Justice Mtegha saying Swaziland’s Justice Minister Mgwagwa Gamedze informed the government of Malawu about “the sad news.”

Kamanga said “Malawi government was gravely shocked with the passing away of Justice Mtegha.”

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