The body of Judge Nyakwawa Usiwausiwa, who died in a car accident in Lilongwe on Thursday, will be buried at his home village in Mulanje on today , a spokesman has confirmed.
Judiciary spokesperson Mulenga Mvula said the body will be transferred from Kamuzu Central Hospital to Mulanje via Blantyre on Friday.
Mvula said Usiwausiwa body will be buried at Matipwiri village in the area of Traditional Authority (T/A) Mthiramanja.
The newly appointed judge died in a car accident on the Lilongwe Bypass Road on his way from Mzuzu where had just been posted recently.
Mvula said the judiciary is very concerned with the death of Usiwausiwa, saying he was a very humble man with zeal to improve justice delivery in the country.
An eyewitness said that Usiwausiwa’s vehicle hit a pavement before landing in a nearby field on all tyres.
Before he was appointed judge, Usiwa-Usiwa served as Chief Resident Magistrate Court in Blantyre.
He was known for passing maximum sentences to convicts, including the 14 year jail term for gay couple Steven Monjeza and Tiwonge Chimbalanga, who were later pardoned by President Bingu wa Mutharika.
He was later promoted to Registrar of the High Court and Supreme Court of Malawi.
Usiwausiwa, after graduating from the University of Malawi, worked with Times Group but later returned to Chancellor College to study law.
Usiwausiwa was appointed judge to replace George Bakuwa who died a month after his appointment in October last year.