Malawi Law Society (MLS) secretary Bright Theu has resigned from his position with effect from Monday, less than four months after he was voted into the position.
Theu, a former law lecturer at University of Malawiâ€™s Chancellor College, has landed a new job in The Gambia, as a litigation lawyer at the Institute for Human Rights and Development in Africa (IHRDA).
Theu confirmed his resignation on Monday, saying the institute is private and focuses on human rights issues in Africa.
MLS executive director Paula Caetano disclosed in a brief media statement that following Theuâ€™s resignation, MLS president John-Gift Mwakhwawa becomes the official spokesperson until the position is filled.
Reads the statement: â€œMr. Theu has found a job in The Gambia and we wish him all the best in all his endeavours.â€Â
Theu was voted secretary during MLS Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Mangochi in February. He took over from Jabber Alide who did not contest for the position.
IHRDA is an pan African non-governmental organisation, whose primary work is provision of pro-bono legal counsel to victims of human rights violations. In its litigation mandate, IHRDA represents victims of human rights violations in cases before national courts and African regional human rights instances.