Malawians regain trust in judiciary: Afrobarometer report

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By Earlene Chimoyo

The country’s judiciary is being perceived as one of the most  impartial public institutions, a recent afro-barometer survey has established.

The survey which was conducted from November to December 2019, weighed public perceptions on the local justice system light of the just ended presidential election results court case.

According to the findings of the survey Two-thirds of Malawians saw the country’s courts as neutral bodies “guided only by law second from the  Malawi Defence Force at 78%.

Then barometer report comes a day after five High Court delivered a landmark ruling in the elections case.

The case is said to have saved the judiciary from an earlier public perception that they are one of the most corrupt as reported in a Transparency International Index report from last year .

Other findings of the survey include that three-quarters (76%) of public hold strong options that the president must always obey the laws and courts, even if he does not trust their judgment.

The survey was conducted by the Centre for Social Research of the University of Malawi.

 

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