President Dr. Lazarus Chakwera has described former Chief Justice Lovemore Munlo as “a man who shared values of patriotism and selflessly served his country.”
Munlo, died in the early hours of Thursday at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital.
In a statement seen by this publication Chakwera said: “Munlo dedicated his entire life working for the betterment of our country” having served in different capacities including Attorney general, Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) and Minister of Justice.
“Malawi has lost a person whose life of service will forever be missed,” added the President.
Munlo was appointed Chief Justice of Malawi in 2007 by the then President Bingu wa Mutharika.
He served as Chief Justice until he retired in 2013.
Before he was appointed Chief Justice, Munlo served in various portfolios in government such as Minister of Justice and Attorney General (1993 to 1994), Justice of the High Court of Malawi (1990 to 1992); Director of Public Prosecutions (1984 to 1987); Senior State Advocate (1980 to 1984) and State Advocate (1976 to 1980).
Munlo will be laid to rest this coming Saturday.