Oaths, Affirmations and Declarations Act
- Assented to on 21 December 1967
- Commenced on 1 February 1968
- [This is the version of this document at 31 December 2014.]
- [Note: This version of the Act was revised and consolidated in the Fifth Revised Edition of the Laws of Malawi (L.R.O. 1/2018), by the Solicitor General and Secretary for Justice under the authority of the Revision of the Laws Act.]
Part I – Preliminary
1. Short titleThis Act may be cited as the Oaths, Affirmations and Declarations Act.
Part II – Oaths and affirmations
2. Persons by whom oaths and affirmations must be made
3. Authority to administer oaths and affirmations
4. Commissioners for oaths, etc.
5. Penalty for holding self out as commissioner for oaths without entitlement and suspension from practising
6. How oaths and affirmations may be administered
7. Effect of irregularitiesNo omission to make any oath or affirmation, no substitution of any one for any other of them, and no irregularity whatever, in the form in which any one of them is administered, shall invalidate any proceeding or render inadmissible any evidence whatever, in or in respect of which such omission, substitution or irregularity took place, or shall affect the obligation of a witness to state the truth.
8. Rules relating to duties of commissioners for oathsThe Chief Justice may make rules prescribing the manner in which a commissioner for oaths is to perform his duties.
Part III – Statutory declarations
9. Statutory declarations
Part IV – Miscellaneous
10. Jurat, etc. to state where and when oath etc., takenAny commissioner for oaths before whom any oath, affirmation or affidavit is made or taken and every person before whom a statutory declaration is made shall state truly in the jurat or attestation at what place and on what date the oath, affirmation affidavit, or declaration is made or taken.
History of this document
01 February 1968
21 December 1967