Malawi lawyers have been called upon todesist from multiple sexual partners to avoid contracting the deadly HIV/Aids disease.
The advise was given by Chief Justice Anastansia Msosa on the grounds of the Malawi Supreme Court of Appeal and High Court of Malawi during the annual sherry party to mark the start of a new court session in the judicial calendar, on Wednesday.
The Chief Justice pointed out adultery and prostitution constitutes the leading factors of today’s new infections as the practice of having multiple sexual partners is more common among lawyers today.
She , therefore, called on married lawyers to be faithful to their partners, saying this strategy would go a long way in helping Malawi reduce the prevalence rate of the HIV/AIDS scourge.
“Ebola may only be in West Africa. But we have HIV/Aids in Malawi. I plead with young colleagues in the legal profession, please abstain. Do not have multiple sexual partners. We want you to mature in the profession and God willing reach may age and even beyond,” she said.
The function was attended by, among others, Attorney General Kalekeni Kaphale, Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Mary Kachale, former chief justice Lovemore Munlo, Law Commissioner Gertrude Hiwa, High Court and Malawi Supreme Court of Appeal judges, magistrates and lawyers.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :