Malawian Lawyers and Judges today took a solitary March in the main Cities of Blantyre,Lilongwe ,Zomba and Mzuzu to petition against the government decision of sending Chief Justice Andrew Nyirenda and his assistant Judge Twea on a forced leave pending their resignations.
In Lilongwe the HRDC chairperson Gift Trapence was among the demonstrators said that civil society organizations and Stakeholders joined the lawyers in solidarity March to protect the constitution.
“A generation that we are in, is a generation that no one can trample upon,” saysTrapence.
Trapence stressed that Malawians will not stand aside and watch the Executive arm of government undermine the functions of the Judiciary.
Other notable faces on the marching for Judiciary independence in Lilongwe demos were Dr.Chikosa Silungwe, Khumbo Soko, Khwima Mchizi, Grace Malera and Sylvester Ayuba.
In Lilongwe, the lawyers marched towards the Lilongwe district court registry. They sang the National Anthem before they began the march.
Senior Counsel Allan Chinula advised fellow
lawyers to remain professional and abide by the
rule of law especially now when the country’s
judiciary is going through troubled waters.
He warns those lawyers that are siding with violators of the law that they will have a rude awakening when everything they are holding on to comes to an end.
Chinula has also urged Judges to execute their
duties without fear or favour.