Forced Retirement of Malawi's Chief Justice Withdrawn By New Govt

Just days before the June 23 presidential elections, hundreds of Malawian lawyers took to the streets to protest against interference with the judiciary, after then-president Peter Mutharika placed Chief Justice Nyirenda and Justice of Appeal Edward Twea on leave. Nyirenda led the Supreme Court decision which rejected Mutharika's bid to overturn a landmark ruling quashing his controversial re-election in May 2019.


Malawi lawyers demonstrate in Blantyre against government interference in the judiciary on June 17.

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