Malawi’s dreadlocked AG refuses to take oath with Bible or Quran

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Malawi’s Attorney General Chikosa Silungwe is trending having taken an oath of office on Friday in a different fashion.

Silungwe took a nonreligious oath as he did not hold the Bible or Quran and omitted religious the religious phrase “so help me God” during the process. The legal expert raised his right hand in the course of swearing.

This has sparked a debate among people on the internet. Others have faulted the law expert while others believe he is justified to follow his choice.

“Work without God is a recipe for failure. There is no way he is going to be fruitful in his service delivery,” said Delipher Gombwa.

While Isaack Chinyati said there is no connection between being religious and being fruitful.

“We are after his service and not his beliefs status. People have taken religious oaths only to end up plundering government resources.”

The dreadlocked Attorney General was Vice President Saulos Chilima’s lead lawyer in the elections case. He has succeeded Kalekeni Kaphale who was serving in that capacity during the Democratic Progressive Party regime.



3 Responses to Malawi’s dreadlocked AG refuses to take oath with Bible or Quran

  1. I think this man is driven by conviction not the threat of eternal damnation that drives your average holder of public office. Whn people who have sworn by the Bible or Koran have turned out corrupt, no one asks how they were sworn into office. Well done Mr Silungwe. I’m extremely impressed by this.

    July 12, 2020 at 10:12 pm

  2. Why do you want someone to do what others do? Most of you go to church because that is what all the neighbours do. You have no conviction you just want to be in step. You need to sit down and reflect upon your numerous decisions in life. Do you know why you do things in a certain way? Just because that is what everyone does is being stupid.

    Higher Taller
    July 13, 2020 at 12:28 am

  3. If only there was no covid-19 I would have made a trip to Malawi to meet this man. He’s brave and straightforward. The kind I like in public office. A very rare breed.

    July 13, 2020 at 3:31 pm

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