Mutharika says Malawi courts shall be guilty of denying justice, protests ‘unreasonable’ injunctions

Malawian President Peter Mutharika has said people are complaining against  justice delivery which he said is derailed by growing number of injunctions being issued by the courts, which he said some  of them are “unreasonable and irresponsible .”

President Mutharika protests against court injunctions

“One of the major complaints by people against the judiciary is the prolonged delays in the delivery  of judgements.Unless you and those already on the bench improve  in this area, you shall be guilty of denying the people of this country the justice which they yearn to have,” said Mutharika’s Sanjika Palace in Blantyre on Tuesday  during the swearing – in of Justice Thomson Ligowe and Justice Jack N’riva as Judges of the High Court of Malawi.

Mutharika said there are times when government is not able to surge lawful responsibilities because of “unreasonable and irresponsible ” injunctions.”

He said: ” These injunctions are destroying this country and contrary to the spirit of patriotism.”

Mutharika persuaded the new judges to be “guardians of justice” and that the country expects them to be “patriotic.”

“I am certain that the two judges will contribute to the reduction of the case backlog as well as assisting the nation in the delivery of justice. The nation expects that you will examine cases, approach work with seriousness and integrity and above everything else, serve the nation with patriotism,” Mutharika said.

Before the present portfolios, Justice Jack N’riva was the High Court of Malawi and Malawi Supreme Court of Appeal Registrar while Justice Thomson Ligowe was Deputy Registrar of the High Court respectively.

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4 years ago

This issue of patriotism, you were supposed to be in the fore front promoting it. But if we see you and your party pocketing money from the already struggling City Councils which was meant for service delivery to be used for party activities, we really doubt if you are serious about. A leader is supposed to live by example.

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