Malawi Judiciary warned of corruption: Face disciplinary action

Malawi’s Chief Justice Anastasia Msosa warned the country’s Judiciary to desist from acts of corruption for the public to have trust and confidence in the legal profession and system.

High Court and Supreme Court Judges at the sherry party

High Court and Supreme Court Judges at the sherry party

Chief Justice Msosa inspecting a guard of honour

Chief Justice Msosa inspecting a guard of honour

Police band at the sherry party

Police band at the sherry party

Chief Justice Msosa warned the Judiciary during the annual sherry party held  on the grounds of the Malawi Supreme Court of Appeal and High Court of Malawi to mark the start of a new court session in the judicial calendar.

“We have heard of stories of perceived corruption in the legal profession mainly from the media. It is such perceptions of corruption that will make the public lose trust and confidence in the legal profession and system,” Chief Justice Msosa said.

She appealed to Law Society of Malawi and Attorney General Kalekeni Kaphale to ensure that the profession is corrupt-free.

“I do not believe that stiff competition for business existing in the legal profession should be recipe for corruption. Let me call upon the Honourable Attorney General and the Malawi Law Society to put together their concerted efforts in making sure that we have a legal profession free from corruption,” she said.

She said the Malawi Law Society should put in place punitive measures to all those who will not behave in an appropriate manner.

“I call upon the Attorney General and the Malawi Law Society to make sure that disciplinary action is taken against those lawyers who professionally misconduct themselves,” she said.

“On our part, I promise that you a Judiciary, we shall also strive to have a corruption-free institution that earns the trust, respect and confidence of the public, ” she said.

She disclosed that an integrity committee was set up in the Judiciary to work hand in hand with the Anti-Corruption Bureau to ensure that a corrupt-free environment.

Cases of highly connected lawyers conniving with judges in what is termed ‘judges shopping’ have been rampart in Malawi with some lawyers opting to have their cases handled by certain judges.

Attorney General  Kaphale urged members of the Judiciary to desist from corruption and corrupt activities, saying any member of the jury who will be caught in corrupt practices will face the long arm of the law.

The Sherry Party was also marked by the Chief Justice’s inspection of a guard of honour parade mounted Malawi Police Service B company.

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Kenkkk
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This shameful and very embarrassing legal and judiciary practice set ups in Malawi. The judiciary is corrupt to the core , money is the only justice to these judges. So Mrs Msosa you are wasting your time by talking to stones!!! The AG shouldn’t even be talking and giving advice on corruption, any where in the world he would been fired or forced to resign due to his previous direct involvement with some of cash-gaters and on the other hand with the current government prosecution of the cash-gaters. I don’t think any of the judges or lawyers the AG is… Read more »
Dandaula
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Dear Madam Chief Justice Hon. Msosa I have read the article in the Nyasatimes column where you are warning your staff basically on CORRUPTION. May Lady, you have issued the same warning to your staff on many occasions and my question is do these Judges and the supporting team on the ground adhere to such STERN WARNING or they simply laugh at you in the DRINKING PLACES. Of – course corruption in judiciary system world-wide is highly practiced BUT Malawi Judiciary System is CHAMPIONING as this is evidenced by many Lawyers whose names are withheld as a matter of respect… Read more »
Bola Mafumu basi
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What a shame! The police lost a golden opportunity to arrest this bunch of crooks and thugs(a.k.a judges) all at once and throw them in prison where they belong. None of the Cashgate thieves will be convicted, mark my word, if any does, it will be on suspended sentence. These bigots are a waste of tax payers money for nothing, you can buy each of them with a half a loaf of bread, that’s how cheap these crooks are!!! Kenyata Bendera, hah, these are people?

TSAKHO LIMENELO
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oh oh oh my God CORRUPTION in LEGAL PROFESSION no no no they must be fired shame on judges

Peter Mathanyula Wakuba, formerly known as Obanda Joyce Ntilen
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Peter Mathanyula Wakuba, formerly known as Obanda Joyce Ntilen

Iweyo how come you sound surprised. The Malawi legal profession is riddled with corruption

Achimidzimidzi
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And Mrs Msosa shouted and said, “all lawyers attention!! you thiefs of this country. Incompetent as we are! Don’t convict your fellow lawyer or judge!! Poise as intelligent and credible people. Then the AG, Kalekeni Kaphale, chipped in.”Law shall never be used on fellow lawyer or judge. We are all stupid and no one trusts us anymore.” and stole a glance at Mrs Msosa and continued, “Mbendera did a good job during general elections, Ralph had done it at Capital Hill and Wapona is doing fairly good.And soon, I will be redepolyed, may be to become the vice president.” Then… Read more »
Abiti Mtila
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Lets see if the cashgate cases will be handled professionally! What we here is adjourned blur, blur why? Money have exchanged hands!

Imraan Sadick
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It takes one to know one

loveness
Guest

YOU PEPO ARE TOOOO CORRUPT. SHAME ON YOU!!!!!!

Arthur G.M. Mtambo
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CORRRUPT —————–FREE

BUT BUILDING CORRUPTION TOOLS IN THE RING, CORRUPTION IS MOTTO THERE AND WILL NEVER END.

original KK
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Kodi avala madresi ofila wa ndi ndani

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