APM elevates Kaphale, 4 judges to ‘Senior Counsel’ status

President Arthur Peter Mutharika – APM- has promoted Attorney General Kelekeni Kaphale, Minister of Justice Samuel Tembenu and others  to the rank and honour of Senior Counsel (SC).

Kaphale: Now gets Senior Counsel status

Kaphale: Now gets Senior Counsel status

The title is conferred on any lawyer who has rendered exemplary service to the legal and public service for over 15 years and is of high professional integrity.

Kaphale confirmed that he has been “notified” by Solicitor General Janet Banda about the “appointment.”

He expressed delight to the conferment of SC rank.

According to Solicitor General, the President made the elevation on February 11 2016 in exercise of the powers conferred upon him by Section 89(1) (c) of the Constitution “to confer and honour the status of Senior Counsel”.

The solicitor general has also been conferred the SC status.

Others who have been appointed to the rank of SC include lawyers Mayer Chisanga, Patrice Nkhono and Allan Chinula after the applied for consideration.

The SC status has also been given to four Judges. They are Justice Anacklet Chipeta, Justice  Lovemore Chikopa, Justice Dunstain Mwaungulu and Justice Frank Kapanda.

Banda said Kaphale’s appointment by the President comes “on the recommendation” of the Advisory Committee on the Appointment of Senior Counsels which is chaired by Chief Justice.

The Solicitor General informed that Ministry is in a process of arranging a formal ceremony where President Mutharika will grant Kaphale “letters patent” signifying his appointment.

Kaphale has made enormous contribution to the country’s legal system, as an academician; and that he has practiced as a lawyer for more than 20 years, heading top legal firm in the process.

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19 thoughts on “APM elevates Kaphale, 4 judges to ‘Senior Counsel’ status”

  1. Brian Hudson Kachiwanda says:

    Congrants Mr.Chisanga you really deserved this and I saw it coming. We ‘re proud of you!!

  2. Edward Jaimon says:

    Congratulations my fellow Chiradzulu Sec Sch allumin, Kalekeni Kaphale SC.

  3. Maximin says:

    Congrats Mr.M.Chisanga. You really deserve it

  4. Maximin says:

    Congrats Mr M. Chisanga. You really deserve it.

  5. BEst says:

    Crop inspection yachani? Inu nomwe muyamba kumunena kuti akuononga ndalama kuyendera minda! Mbuli za pa Malawi simudziwa kuyamika zabwino bwanji? Kaphale ndi Attorney General oyamba kuwinitsa boma milandu. Chiyambireni boma lakhala likumaluza milandu ngakhale nthawi imene wanuyo mukuti Kasambarayo ali pa Mpando! Koma onani chikhalireni Kaphale attorney general, boma lawinako milandu pafupi yonse ya cashgate! Ndipo tiwona ambiri akumangidwa masiku akubwerawa. Well done APM! Congrats Kaphale. afinyeni anawa mpaka ache madzi! Kikkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk! APM woyeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

  6. kuwala says:

    Priority thinking is missing in our presidents strategic mind.I think its high time i have to change from trusting somebody but only myself.Prof,Prof,Prof wa Law sangathandize dziko.Why is he missing the obvious that there is looming hunger this these guys who have been promoted will demand high salaries to match their status their by widening the gap btwn the richer and the poorest.I do not know people are easily fooled by qualifications from Universities hoping for change.The only problems most of the theories which we are given at schools are only practical in USA,American.This is because of of the magnitude of their economy.e.g their is a billionare in US who sells hair removals why is he a billionare the country is too big than small Malawi.

    This Mad Musician sang this song and I quote…
    Babie am sorry
    Ndinakunamiza kut ndine wa pa poly
    am sorry ndinakunamiza ndine wa paralero

    bla bla bla we are easily fooled thats malawian culture.

    How many Profesors do we have in America,UK,China compared to Malawi?

  7. Nyangabira says:

    Winayu anakondera mlandu wa angolongoliwa(ta)komabe wapangidwa apilu.Mfumu yakatangale,yosaphunzira ngati iyo,ntcito ziphuphu basi.

  8. Jane says:

    there are many lawyers who have practiced for more than 15 years, reputable and disciplined but they are not selected for the SC, really what do you look into, we have lawyers like Mr Makono, Mr Mvalo, Mr Kadzakumanja, the list is endless

  9. Tiloti says:

    Rt. Hon Kalekeni Kaphale SC, Mwamaliza masewera. Chatsala ndi chani sopano bwana. You have always been humble ndipo you don’t forget friends

  10. Doom says:

    Hahahaha promoting lawyers and his Traditional Authority Ngonholiwa that’s all he can do instead conducting a crop inspection tour to appreciate the status of the current crop in the fields in order to appreciate the looming hunger this year? Let’s get our priorities right please!

  11. Lupwito says:

    Zakuthako basi, Kaphale has been appointed on political grounds basi osati zopusazo u r black mailing apa.

  12. Mphwiyo says:

    Hahahah this is political but I will not say much as I am also looking at my cases now… it looks like its over for me but it’s not

  13. Mytake says:

    I am happy that Justice of Appeal A.C.Chipeta has been honoured. He is one of the best judges- one of the few who has never delayed judments.

  14. Nyamakumutu says:

    Kodi aliponso ena ma SC ifetu we just know about Kasambala as SC

  15. amez says:


  16. Yankho says:

    Is the current President He or Her? Please Nyasatimes improve your English. Shame.

  17. Simeon says:

    This is insane. Malawi is hungry…… Tell us what the president is doing to help Malawians

  18. Moya says:

    Political appeasement…soon all lawyers who have been practicing for more than 15yrs will be senior council…zalowa china and lost its value. We need to review all cases handled by these lawyers from election time something fishy what are they being compensated for..i cry for dunduzu chisiza, Aaron Gadama, Masauko Chipembere, kanyama chiume, Rose chibambo, Rev chilembwe, Hon Chakufwa chihana probably Hastings Banda..the brave soldiers who called a sped a sped despite the dangers…we are living in the days of cowardice.

  19. Abwanoni Ntata says:

    A Mtambo nanga awasiyilanji poti ngakumpoto? Nanga Marry Kachale bwa, poti mimzimayi?

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