Attorney general calls leaks of documents from his office silly

Attorney general Chikosa Silungwe has described as silly, immature and nonsensical leaks of sensitive documents from his office.

His comments today on the matter follow State House press secretary Brian Banda’s revelation yesterday that president Lazarus Chakwera has ordered an investigation into the leaks.

Malawi Congress Party (MCP) so called media team has taken up in various social media for to accuse the attorney general himself of the leaks.

But writing on his face book wall, Silungwe said in his 24 years career as a lawyer, he has never leaked any document.

Malawi Attorney General, fed up with leaks.

“I have 24 years post qualification experience; with 23 of those years as a member of the Malawi Law Society of good standing.

“As an attorney, I have provided counsel to individuals, Malawian and international organizations respectively by providing them with bespoke advice.

“Indeed in the past 24 months or so, I was one of lead counsels in what is perhaps the most important case in Malawi’s history – the 2019 Presidential Elections Case.

“In the 24 years as a lawyer, I have never leaked work I have done for my client. In the 9 months or so that I was lead counsel in the Presidential Elections Case, I and my colleagues in our team never leaked any work that I did for my client,” he says.

He says it is unprofessional, silly, immature and nonsensical to leak documents.

“I have never dabbled in the idiocy of leaking professional work. I will not suddenly start such buffoonery just because I now work from Capital Hill,” he says.

Chikosa is infamous for giving controversial legal advice to president Lazarus Chakwera which contradicts that from other government officials including the secretary to the Office of President and Cabinet.

Among other controversial legal advice, he advised president Chakwera against firing two Malawi Electoral Commission commissioners Linda Kunje and Jean Mathanga.

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Phaloni
Phaloni
12 days ago

Malawians voted for Chakwera and Chilima to lead the nation and Chakwera appointed Silungwe to help him. Silungwe should work in harmony with the vision of C and C or he should simply resign if his vision is different from that of the person who appointed him. That’s what people with integrity do worldwide. He shld not hold the government at ransom. He is the best AG for DPP stooges because he is siding with them. A case in point is that of Kabambe (the AG thinks he shld be paid billions of our tax-money SMH), Linda and Jean.

Cairo
Cairo
12 days ago
Reply to  Phaloni

Phaloni, iwe nde mbuzi yamunthu. Its not about working in harmony, its about following ethics and making the right advice to the President. Its the other way round, if the President doesnt want to listen to Silungwe, he should resign, period.

mtete
mtete
12 days ago

One thing is certain: Leakages of are from within and no one, other than personal assistants or messengers know where confidential information is. Please don’t forget that there are cadets everywhere masquerading as loyal Tonse Alliance supporters.

Cairo
Cairo
12 days ago
Reply to  mtete

Mtete, its not about cadets, when MCP was in opposition, where there no leakages? Mbuzi iweyo. Leakages are always there and during past MCP rule, where there no leakages? Ma cadets analipo? Chitsenda iweyo.

Kalonga Gawa undi
13 days ago

I am surprised that you are saying he gives controversial legal advice. How so ?kapena all of a sudden meaning ya controversial yasintha ?ku Malawi kuno timaganiza mwachilendolendo sure .reporter I’m sure you’ve been paid to do a smear campaign against Sulungwe ndithu. But we’re watching

Dan Wood Chirwa
Dan Wood Chirwa
13 days ago

Lessons are learnt in various forms, Chikosa Silungwe is a very smart lawyer who learnt his lesson from his predecessor Kaphale regarding the consequences of listening and taking directives from the government instead of him providing legal advice. As such he doesn’t want to repeat the same mistake. He was employed to provide legal advice and not to endorse directives from OPC. He has stuck to his job and his boss is not happy why? Do you want him to be a merely rubber stamp who end result are always the needless firing and compensations at the expense of tax… Read more »

Baba Tunde
Baba Tunde
12 days ago

Well said. Those accusing him dont even have any legal acumen. They think Chikosa will be a boot licking Attorney General. Others are just jealous of the learned Dr

Keen Observer
Keen Observer
12 days ago

Well spoken comment

Opportunist
Opportunist
13 days ago

Chikosa is one of genius AG this will have.Big up AG u are not alone in this struggle

Nyekhwe Ntalika
Nyekhwe Ntalika
13 days ago

Silungwe giving controversial legal advice to the President? Are you sure Owenv Khamula? It should read giving right and credible legal advice to the President which he ignores, choosing controversial and embarrassing bush advice from Zangazanga Chikhosi and Nkaka instead.

Simpungwe
Simpungwe
12 days ago

It is young dynamic individuals like Silungwe who can lead Malawi to prosperity. Chakwera will do better to listen to and heed the advise of this AG for in doing so Chakwera will save himself. Well done Silungwe you and people like you are the leaders of tomorrow. If Chakwera continues like his village idiot behaviours than my advise is for you to resign and let the nation know why! Chakwera should be made to regret.

Last edited 12 days ago by Simpungwe
Nsomba Mkumutu.
Nsomba Mkumutu.
12 days ago
Reply to  Simpungwe

Am i missing something here? advise to the president or leakage of information?

Keen Observer
Keen Observer
12 days ago

Tell him Sir.

Nkholopanja
Nkholopanja
12 days ago

Mapwiya Nyekhwe….tell them they dismiss Chikosa at their peril. Mwene Chikosa ndi wosankhika kuti akonze zinthu…..business unusual. Thanks bwana Chikosa…bring sanity to these amateurs.

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