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Chief Justice

Richard Allen Banda, chief justice. 1st Malawian appointed senior counsel after independence, President Malawi, 1972. Member Olympic and Commonwealth Games Association Malawi (chairman since 1986), Footbal Association Malawi (chairman 1988-1992).

Background

Banda, Richard Allen was born on November 20, 1937 in Nkhata Bay, Malawi. Son of Duncan Stewart and Matilda Mwase Banda.

Education

Graduate in Law, Inns Court School Law, London, 1966.

Career

Legal aid advocate Malawi Ministry Justice, Blantyre, 1966-1967, with traditional court committee, 1967-1968, state advocate, 1968-1969, minister justice Lilongwe, 1974-1976. Senior resident magistrate Malawi Judiciary, Blantyre, 1969-1970, chief resident magistrate, 1980, judge high court, supreme court appeal, 1980-1992, chief justice, since 1992. Director public prosecutions A.G. Chambers, Zomba, Malawi, 1970-1972.

Minister Malawi Minister Local Government, Lilongwe, 1974-1976, Minister Parliamentary Affairs, Lilongwe, 1975-1976.

Membership

Member Olympic and Commonwealth Games Association Malawi (chairman since 1986), Footbal Association Malawi (chairman 1988-1992).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Golf, soccer, law tennis, athletics.

Connections

Married Dorothy Mhango, January 1960 (divorced 1982). Children: Stanley, Etta, Ian, Susan. Married Joyce Hilda Mtila, January 23, 1983.

Children: Kambe, Njaliwe.

father:
Duncan Stewart

mother:
Matilda Mwase Banda

spouse:
Dorothy Mhango

spouse:
Joyce Hilda Mtila

child:
Stanley Banda

child:
Etta Banda

child:
Ian Banda

child:
Susan Banda

child:
Kambe Banda

child:
Njaliwe Banda