Judiciary fires Magistrate for soliciting bribes

Third grade Magistrate Maxford Gandali who was suspended for allegedly demanding money from court users has now been  fired by Judiciary Services Commission.

Mvula: Confirmed the dismissal

Judiciary spokesperson Mlenga Mvula confirmed the dismissal, saying the Judicial Service Commission decision si with effecr from February 6, 2017..

He said Gandali was  stationed at Liwonde Magistrate  Court un Machinga but his misconduct was committed at Zomba Magisrate court.

Gandali was accused by  Chief Resident Magistrate [CRM] East that he was soliciting  money from court client.

According to CRM East Agness Patemba, she on several times summoned and verbally warned Gandali about his “unbecoming behaviour of soliciting money from court users” before officially writing him a warning letter.

Patemba also complained to the registrar that despite warning the magistrate, her office continued to receive queries from court users about Gandali’s conduct of soliciting bribes.

Within one year, the CRM East has transferred Gandali to three different courts, but reports of his demanding bribes from court clients have not ceased, according to the Judiciary.

Gandali has been with the Judiciary since November 2009 when he was appointed as third grade magistrate.

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Kuno ku Thyolo Boma Court ndiye Nyanyi


Kuno ku Dedza anyaata akutakata kwabasi mu judiciary.

chief mpango

ndi ambili anyani amenewa even in Lilongwe.




is he the only one? There is a court clerk at your Blantyre magistrates courts (Short wamatama wadanzi ) who is fond of forging documents. he goes around in pubs kunamiza anthu kuti ndi magistrate.

I will post his name tomorrow afufuzidwe ameneyo

am compiling a case against him personally


Yes he issues fake marriage certificates for people in diaspora


Malawi land of no law

Kingsley Jika

If this were a police officer or some primary school headmaster, I bet this article would be thrice as long & the illustrating photo would carry the face of the ‘solicitor’ himself or even the IG. I bet there would have been no time for warning & transferrings, et cetera. The judiciary have everything their own way; ‘independence’ in the true sense of the word.

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