His Excellency the President, Dr. Lazarus Chakwera has appointed seven new Judges to the High Court of Malawi. The newly appointed judges include the following:
- Justice Gladys Gondwe;
- Justice Chimbizgani Kacheche;
- Justice Dick Sankhulani;
- Justice Patrick Chirwa;
- Justice Rosemary Kayira;
- Justice Bruno Kalemba; and
- Justice Gloria Namonde.
The appointments are with effect from 28th February 2022 and puts the current number of High Court Judges at 43. This is against a total number of 78 High Court Judges as per current establishment of the judiciary which was approved by the Government in 2020. There is also 1 post for the Judge President of the High Court and 20 posts for Judges- in Charge which are yet to be filled.
In a related development, the Honourable the Chief Justice has appointed His Honor Kondwani Banda as Acting Registrar of the Supreme Court and the High Court of Malawi.
His Honor Kingsley Mlungu will now act as the Senior Deputy Registrar and His Honor Innocent Nebi is now acting Deputy Registrar