Leader of Opposition Kondwani Nankhumwa who is also Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Vice President for the South has expressed shock over the passing of former Chief Justice Lovemore Munlo, SC who was also Malawi Congress Party (MCP) member.

Munlo died this morning at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital in Blantyre.

Writing on his official facebook Nankhumwa described the death Munlo as a big loss to the nation.

“With deep sorrow, I have learnt about the death of the Honourable Chief Justice Lovemore Munlo, SC, RETIRED, who died at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital in Blantyre on Thursday, August 19, 2021. His death is most disheartening and disturbing because it comes just a week after the death of his blood brother, Isaac.

“The late Honourable Munlo had a distinguished career as a lawyer. Apart from private practice, he also served the nation in various high positions, including those of Minister of Justice and Attorney General, Chief Justice, and Director of Public Prosecutions. In 2005, the late Honourable Munlo was appointed by the United Nations (UN) Secretary General as Registrar at the Special Court for Sierra Leone,” wrote Nankhumwa.

He added: “Malawi has certainly lost one of its greatest lawyers and sons who contributed immensely to the democratization process, social, and economic development of this country. I, therefore, wish to extend my heartfelt condolences to the Munlo family, and the entire nation for this great loss. My prayers are with you.”

Munlo will be laid to rest this coming Saturday.

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