The Magistrates bid farewell to Magistrate Mariam Ng’hwani (second left) and pose for a souvenir photo with Chief Justice Rony Govinden (center)

The Judiciary of Seychelles bid farewell to Magistrate Mariam Ng’hwani last week as she concluded her time serving the Magistrates Court since she was first appointed in March 2011.

In an intimate gathering held on Friday 9 April at the Palais de Justice, fellow Magistrates were able to say a few words to Magistrate Ng’hwani and wish her well in the next chapter of her life. They also presented her with a farewell gift on behalf of all of them.

Chief Justice Rony Govinden also thanked Magistrate Ng’hwani for her immense service to not only the Judiciary, but to the people of Seychelles as a whole, noting that she is always welcome back whenever the opportunity may present itself again.

Magistrate Ng’hwani has over 15 years of  legal experience as a magistrate with knowledge of substantive criminal and civil law procedures and Rules of evidence. She was appointed to Primary Court Magistrate in 2003, Resident Court Magistrate 11 in 2008 and later to Resident Magistrate 1 stationed at Dodoma Resident Magistrate Court in Tanzania. She served eight years in the Judiciary of Tanzania before joining the Judiciary of Seychelles.

From March 2011, she was appointed as Magistrate with the Judiciary of Seychelles. In 2016 she was appointed a Chairman of the Juvenile Court. She still holds this position to date.

On 14th December 2018, she was admitted as an advocate of The High Court of Tanzania, a position which allows her to practise before the High Court and the Subordinate Courts of Tanzania.

Magistrate Ng’hwani holds a Bachelor of Laws (2006), Diploma of Law (2002) and Certificate of Laws (2000) from Mzumbe University, Tanzania.