CHAPTER 17:01
PROMISSORY OATHS

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

   SECTIONS

   1.   Short title

   2.   Forms of oaths

   3.   Person to take and tender oaths

   4.   Avoidance of unnecessary repetition of oaths

   5.   Consequences of not taking prescribed oaths

   6.   Affirmation allowed in lieu of oath

   7.   Oaths to be recorded and attested

   8.   Saving

26 of 1966

An Act to provide for Administration of Promissory Oaths

[6TH JULY 1966]

1.   Short title

   This Act may be cited as the Promissory Oaths Act.

2.   Forms of oaths

   The several oaths required to be taken under this Act shall be in the forms set forth in the First Schedule.

3.   Persons to take and tender oaths

   Subject to section 6 (1) of the Republic of Malawi (Constitution) Act, the several oaths set out in Column 1 of the Second Schedule shall be taken by the respective persons named in Column 2 of that Schedule, after their appointment to or acceptance of office, and shall be tendered by the respective persons specified in Column 3 of that Schedule.

4.   Avoidance of unnecessary repetition of oaths

   Notwithstanding section 3, no person shall be required, upon appointment to or acceptance of office, to take any oath if he shall on any previous occasion have taken such oath within Malawi, either in respect of the same or any other appointment or office, unless the President shall otherwise direct.

5.   Consequences of not taking prescribed oaths

   Nothing in this Act contained shall render, or be deemed to render or to have rendered invalid, any act done, or which may hereafter be done, by a person holding a public office in Malawi in the execution or intended execution of his official duties, by reason only of the omission by such person to take any oath which under this Act such person should take or have taken:

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