President Lazarus Chakwera has urged the newly appointed Supreme and High Courts judges to execute their duties with honesty at all cost.
Chakwera gave the advice during the swearing-in ceremony of the newly appointed judges in Lilongwe on Thursday.
“To be a judge is to save the people of Malawi, to render that service it is critically important to see it as your task to repair broken legs of the table of justice,” Chakwera said.
“To distinguishing truth from falsehood is not an easy task.”
He advised the judges not to be intimidated and avoid being involved in corrupt practices.
“There is a great danger in serving as a justice of a high court and Supreme Court, and you must not allow yourself to be intimidated or corrupted stand your ground and fight a good fight,” he said.
In the exercise of his powers Chakwera appointed four justices of the Supreme Court of Appeal and 12 High Court judges.