The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Malawi, 64, has been forced into retirement on account of age albeit not reaching 65 the retirement age.
Andrew Nyirenda is the judge who annulled that country’s latest election citing widespread irregularities and fraud forcing the country to go for a rerun election slated for the 23rd of this month.
President Peter Mutharika had narrowly won the May 21, 2019 vote.
The development was announced in the government’s public notice which reads:
PROCEEDING ON LEAVE PENDING RETIREMENT
Government wishes to inform the general public that the Right Honourable Andrew K. C. Nyirenda, S.C., Chief Justice of Malawi, will proceed on leave pending retirement with immediate effect.
The Honourable Chief Justice has accumulated more leave days than the remainder of his working days to retirement date.
in accordance with the Constitution, the most senior Justice of Appeal will act as Chief Justice until such time as His Excellency the President will appoint a successor.
Lloyd A. Muhara CHIEF SECRETARY TO THE GOVERNMENT 12th June, 2020