Malawi:There will be no change to the rule of law-not soon

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By Eutychus Yamikani:
The judiciary does not have the mandate to change or review laws in Malawi.
That duty rests with the Malawi law commission,” said judicially spokesperson Mlenga Mvula.
There is a far cry from different sectors to review the laws of the country.
This was also evident during the recent labor’s day celebration as there were calls to review the child labor laws.
And with issues of witrchcraft, homosexuality storming the house of parliament for hearing, it is just a matter of time until people gets advantage of these loopholes.
The constitution of the republic of Malawi got into effect in 1994 after the fight of democracy finally beared fruits.
However since then there has been contradiction in the western adopted constitution with other sub legal papers.
The penal code which is more detailed to do with penalties regarding wrong doing, besides the constitution of the republic being supreme.
Most of the time there has been contradictory statements with some sections in the constitution which was inaugurated as democratic one, with section of human rights got its place at the dawn of democracy.
Meanwhile until the ‘commission’ sees it as the correct time to review the laws, those able enough will continue manipulating poor, lay Malawians of their rights.

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