The members of the Malawi Law Society (MLS) have elected new president for the body. He is Mandala Mambulasa, who was voted in a democratic and transparent ballot.
The elections were held in Mangochi during the MLS annual general meeting.
Mambulasa replaces John Gift Mwakhwawa who has served as MLS president for three consecutive years of one year term each.
Emmanual Theu is the new Vice President; Felisah Kilembe is the Secretary, John Suzi Banda Treasurer.
Committee Members are Powell Mkhutabasa, Alfred Majamanda and Felister Jumbe.
Disciplinary committee members are Ezra Dzoole and Dalitso Kefere while representatives on the Council for Legal Education are George Mtchuka Mwale and Alick Msowoya.
Mwakhwawa said he was leaving his office a happy person having increased awareness of court processes among members of the general public.
In his acceptance speech, lawyer Mambulasa said he is determined to reunite the Law Society with other professional bodies for the betterment of the country.
Mambulasa is a managing partner in Mambulasa & Company. He is also a human rights lawyer and an advocate of media freedom and freedom of expression.
He has also assured that MLS will push for Access to Information Bill to be passed in the national assembly.