| 18 August 2016, Lilongwe, Malawi|Maxon Mbendera Wikipedia
Justice Maxon Mbendera SC (4 November 1958 – 18 August 2016) was a judge of the Malawi Supreme Court of Appeal and the chairperson of the Malawi Electoral Commission. Mbendera was born in Malawi's Central District of Ntcheu. He held an LLB (Hons) degree from the University of Malawi and an LLM in International Trade and Investment Law. In 1981, he would be admitted to the Malawi Bar and work for Savjani & Co. for 13 years and would later set up his own law firm which he would lead for 15 years until he was appointed Judge of the High Court in 2009. During his time at the bar, Mbendera served as both Secretary of the Malawi Law Society between 1993 and 1995 and its President between 1999 and 2001. Mbendera would further serve as Malawi's Attorney General from 2011 to 2012. He would be appointed Judge of the Supreme Court of Malawi at the end of 2012. During that same year, he would be appointed chairperson of the Malawi Electoral Commission. His term as chairperson was expected to end in October 2016. Mbendera died on 18 August 2016 in Lilongwe. He was survived by his wife and four children.