Death Sentence in Malawi is Unconstitutional-Supreme Court Rules

The Supreme Court of Appeal of Malawi has made a landmark ruling that death sentence in Malawi is unconstitutional.

According to a panel of seven judges of the Supreme Court of Appeal, death sentence is unconstitutional because it abolishes a right to life.

The court that also ordered that all prisoners who were sentenced to a mandatory death sentence will how now be given a chance for re-hearing in order to be re-sentenced.

This follows an appeal by Charles Khoviwa who was convicted of murder and sentenced to death.

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