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Moslems Refuse To Abolitate The Death Penalty.

The Muslims Association of Malawi (MAM) has stated that it does not share the views of other stakeholders in the country who advocate for the abolition of the death sentence. These other stakeholders' recommendations can be found here.

Sheriff Kayisi, who serves in the capacity of regional secretary for the association in the southern region, has stated that doing away with the death sentence will turn the nation into a breeding ground for murders because people will no longer be terrified of killing one another.

It would appear that the people in this country do not comprehend the concept of the death punishment. Let's take a look at the countries who have done away with this provision; those countries have seen a significant increase in the number of homicides. According to him, our opinion is that this clause ought to serve as a deterrent for anybody who are interested in engaging in murder.

According to Kayisi, when the provision of the death penalty was applied during the era of Kamuzu Banda, there were very few cases of murder because people were afraid to murder one another. This is in contrast to the current democratic leadership, under which the country is recording a significant increase in the number of murder cases.

According to Kayisi, the parties involved need to additionally refer to the teachings of the Quran and the bible in the areas where the provision was applied.

"This is exactly what God planned. However, as a result of the provisions for human rights, we support those individuals who kill one another in the name of right to life. Nevertheless, from an Islamic point of view, there is no requirement to get rid of or get rid of the law, he stated.

Speaking in Blantyre, which is where the legal committee of parliament held its last public consultation for the southern region on the death penalty, the vice chairperson for the committee, Makcdowel Mkandawire, said that ever since the public hearings were rolled out in all three regions of the country, stakeholders have indicated that they are prepared to have the death penalty abolished or repealed.

According to what he had remarked, "the majority of stakeholders, with the exception of one or two, feel that the law was intended for the federal government and not for multiparty democracy where human rights are safeguarded."

Mkandawire went on to say that the majority of stakeholders believe that the country's parliament has the authority to change certain provisions of the constitution without having to necessarily call for a national referendum. This is something that is recommended by other stakeholders, such as the law society.

"If resources allow it, we will go down into the constituencies in the rural masses to seek comments from the chiefs, religious leaders, and others," he said. "If resources allowed it, we will go down into the constituencies in the rural masses."

According to him, the purpose of the nationwide consultation meetings was to collect people's perspectives on the issues surrounding the death sentence, and afterward, a report will be presented to the ministry of justice for evaluation.


According to amnesty international, Malawi has not executed anyone since 1992, however the organization reports that there are currently 27 individuals awaiting execution in the country's jails.

On April 28, 2021, the Supreme Court of Appeals reached the decision that the death sentence violates a person's right to life and hence is in violation of the Constitution of the country.


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