Law expert warns Malawi Law Society losing its relevance, ‘captured’

A highly respected professor of law at Chancellor College, a constituent college of the University of Malaw, Garton Kamchedzera has warned Malawi Law Society (MLS) of losing its relevance and dependability as a profession body of lawyers.

Prof Garton Kamchedzera

 Kamchedzera says this amid concerns in various social media platforms that MLS is now perceived to be serving the interests of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP).

Writing in his Facebook wall, the law professor  hits at MLS over its letter entitled ‘Management of electoral complaints and the determination of electoral results concerning Malawi presidential elections of 21 May, 2019.

“If indeed the society has written the letter…I am still in agony. It is agony for me to read the society’s letter to six financial and business offices requesting their ‘preliminary and urgent expert evaluation on the short and/long term economic and financial implications to the nation of the political impasse that has gripped the Republic of Malawi following the presidential elections of 21 May, 2019,” says Kamchezera.

MLS says it wants this for what it says develop further strategies and proposals for managing the situation in accordance with the law as it seeks to protect the people of Malawi as a whole.

In its earlier statements, MLS said it wants to prosecute organisers of the anti-Jane Ansah demonstrations.

“Really? The letter is dated 30 July 2019. The deadline for the six offices to provide such information is 1August 2019.

“I shudder to witness the Malawi Law Society losing relevance and dependability as a professional body of lawyers,” says Kamchedzera.

This comes at a time MLS president Burton Mhango has come under intense condemnation for driving the professional lawyers’ body to advance the ruling DPP agenda.

Mhango is young brother to the DPP director of Legal Affairs, Charles Mhango.

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apwiya
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apwiya

Kamchezera is pro MCP and was waiting for u minister of justice under MCP kuti asiyane nacho chalk chomwe akhala akugwira for over 30yrs. He has lost substance at chanco and better he goes on retirement now

Ambuje Kukaya
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Ambuje Kukaya

Akulu, tangoneni nkhani yomwe muli nayo kusiyana nkunyoza munthu. Look at what he is saying then make your analysis based on those facts.

Tozer Tsono
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Tozer Tsono

MLS ought to refrain from acting as a substitute prosecutor. Regarding representing the likes of Rev. Mgawi or any victim of vandalism., the Police have the mandate to investigate, apprehend crime mongers and prosecute vandals. The MLS ought to work with PAC, parliament and other stake holders, to address Gaps in the electoral laws, the so callef quota system (what is it doing to the country as a whole), ethics and standards in the delivery of health services, standards regarding motor vehicles plying roads (certifying fitness), Food standards, looking into transanctions between, farmers and Admarc, inquire with ACB why former… Read more »

Njolo mpilu
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Njolo mpilu

aha!!!! am not a lawyer and do know nothing about law. nut we all know ansah messed up eerything that is why we have this malawi today. because of too much lying and lies from the educated peole like these. ansa and team preached pre election chapters a malawi azanga.she was on every paper,radio, you name it am sure she enjoyed her popularity on this-her voice on air. queen jezebel. we know most law pepole have been abroad for various reasons and am sure had a chance to read high rayed newspapers , watched news, watched 24/7 parliament discussions live… Read more »

Innoxy Charles
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Innoxy Charles

MLS publicly serving DPP instead of Malawians.Let me agree with somebody who commented by saying that if these are kind of Lawyers produced from Malawi University, then we better just close it because Malawians won’t gain any goodness from such nosense and MLS must be closed as well.

Sikweina
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Sikweina

I personally cannot have answers to date that is our University Of Malawi teaching these Lawyers to STEAL. Believe you 95% of type of Lawyers we have in Malawi are thieves. Swindling clients money, stealing cars, plots etc and one cannot admire this profession these days because its a butch of CROOKS. I met one lawyer yesterday outside court crying citing the reason that A JUDGE WAMUBERA K30m ANKATI A WINA NKHANI YAKE KOMA WALUZA. He is trying to meet the Chief Justice and seek the solution. Kkkkkkkkkkkk! I laughed on top of my voice kuti WABERANA OKHA OKHA. So… Read more »

Tippex is king
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‘Corruption shall Prevail’

Mwini. Dimba
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Mwini. Dimba

Kkkkkkkkkkkk. !! Paja Chakwera anawalonjeza uminister of Justice a Kamchezera.

M'Malawi
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M'Malawi

For those who dont know Garton Kamchedzera, he is very level headed and has issues of human rights. He has worked (full-time) and consulted for the UN at local and international levels. Judge him by the substance of what he is saying in the context of the MLS and it’s behaviour recently. Werengani kalatayo before throwing stones at the Professor.

joseph Banda
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joseph Banda

The Expert, I guess in Law beats me. I guess he has taught what is called “SUBSTANCE OVER FORM”. He may wish to reread this in one of the text books. What and How the Law Society says is immaterial but its INTETIONS is to ensure that INNOCENT PEOPLE like Rev. Mgawi do not lose their properties or suffer unnecessary injuries etc. Now the Learned Expert wants to make us believe that Law Society has lost relevance because it wants to promote peace? Ai Bwana mwalakwa apa!!!. You are alone making these worrying assertions while the Law Society is a… Read more »

Tippex is king
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‘Corruption shall Prevail’

Demo Kayende
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Demo Kayende

We better just consider closing the law school if these are the kind of lawyers we are producing.

Mwe'ene
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Mwe'ene

@Demo Kayende
I think you are onto something here. Perhaps we should indeed close this “MCP Law” School; and to be sure, we should open up a new one. Afresh, and untainted by the likes of Makchedzera.
We badly need a non partisan law school around here: and in that vein, the current one does not cut it.

Kadzanja
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Kadzanja

DPP has destroyed everything, full stop. They have infiltrated organisations which were there even before they came into being. All that is being done using tax payers’ money. But they will not last, Malawians will last. Intentions for creating such organisations were very good, to remind those in power that Malawi is bigger than an individual. It becomes dangerous to see those organisations siding with crooks like DPP top brass. I dont know what more do they want from Malawians after accumulating so much wealth that even if they stopped working, they will use that money for the rest of… Read more »

Godfrey Mvuma
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Godfrey Mvuma

Thumbs up for Kadzanja. Well said and Excellent stuff. I am so shocked that people do not love the beautiful Malawi. They have been so preoccupied with being in power and and getting filthily rich, at the pretense that they are serving Malawians yet it is at the expense of the ordinary poor Malawian population. True Religious Leaders, please declare a Fast and Pray that Wicked Leadership should fall for the good of Malawi.