Malawi courts suspend non urgent cases over Covid-19 cases rise

Judiciary says courts will now hear urgent cases because of the rising number of Covid-19 cases which now stands at over 350.

Registrar of the Malawi Supreme Court of Appeal and the High Court of Malawi Agnes Patemba

Judiciary spokesperson Agnes Patemba said the decision has been arrived at to protect staff, court users and people from the deadly disease.

“We will now be attending to urgent matters as a measure to prevent covid-19,” she said.

Some of the cases that have stalled include parliamentary election challenges of Mangochi-Monkey Bay, Nsanje south and Nsanje north.

Malawi Law Society president Burton Mhango said the scaling down of operations of the courts will have a huge negative impact on the delivery of justice in the country.

He therefore suggested that the Judiciary, the society and other stakeholders should meet to map the way forward.

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Chakwera Vs Chilima
8 months ago

Munakana lock down, you said kulibe corona

Peter
Peter
8 months ago

Tiyeni nazoni. ..mbuli zama Judge. ..ife tifuna mutenge corona iyaaaa

Peter
Peter
8 months ago

Hypocrisy at its best…Nomwenu ma Judge mukukana za lockdown. ..nkumabweretsa ma china maka kenyette judge. Lero mukuti scaling kuli covid….timve ziti? Panopa judges allowa corruption….ACB tamangakoni awiri atatu asiye zopusazi

Che Peter
8 months ago

Malawi Judiciary either it has been compromised or it has lost direction. How can courts oppose a lock down which is supposed to be one way to prevent the spread of corona 19 virus, and at the same time stop to hear non urgent cases because as they claim, they want to limit the spread. There is a word for such actions, bulshit. The courts should detach themselves from politics if they’re to remain credible for they’re making an ass of themselves. A waste of a good education. |:) (+|

Malawi belong to the citizens

The sleeping government failed to quarantine malawians from other countries.

Banda
Banda
8 months ago

Those cases in many countries that are delayed are civil in nature some Family Law Issues, Criminal matters are heard by Skype or heard in person depending in the charge, election matters would proceed because of importance of the electorates right to the proper representation.

lockdown
lockdown
8 months ago

Paja COVID wa mma court ndi woopsa kuposa wa mma political rallies. Koma ziliko!!

Wawa
Wawa
8 months ago

I cant believe this is coming from the Courts. Urgent cases only to help prevent the spread of Covid? Which Covid? I thot that Wise Judge from the East believed there is no Covid 19 hence the need to continue congregating.

Chikafu
Chikafu
8 months ago

Let them continue! Asasiye kuzenga milandu agalu awa! Mmesa munaletsa lockdown inuyo? Mbuli zama judge!
Mxiew

Omex70
Omex70
8 months ago
Reply to  Chikafu

Stupid comment from a dull cadet

Flamingo
Flamingo
8 months ago

No lockdown anthu amzeru inu, deliver the justice

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