Maxon Mbendera, Malawian judge, Died at 57


Justice Maxon Mbendera was born on November 4, 1958, and died on August 18, 2016.

He was a judge of the Malawi Supreme Court of Appeal and the chairperson of the Malawi Electoral Commission.

Judge Mbendera was born in Malawi’s Central District of Ntcheu.

Maxon Mbendera held an LLB (Hons) degree from the University of Malawi and an LLM in International Trade and Investment Law.

During 1981, he would be admitted to the Malawi Bar and work for Savjani & Co. for 13 years and would later set up his own law firm which he would lead for 15 years until he was appointed Judge of the High Court in 2009.

During his time at the bar, he served as both Secretary of the Malawi Law Society between 1993 and 1995 and its President between 1999 and 2001.

He would further serve as Malawi’s Attorney General from 2011 to 2012.

Maxon would appointed Judge of the Supreme Court of Malawi at the end of 2012.

In that same year, he would be appointed chairperson of the Malawi Electoral Commission.

Maxon Mbendera term as chairperson was expected to end in October 2016.

Maxon Mbendera was survived by his wife and four children.

He died in Lilongwe.

Maxon Mbendera passed away at 57 years old.