Lawyer Mbeta discharges himself in Chaponda corruption-related charges

One of the lawyers representing former Agriculture Minister George Chaponda in a case of the dubious purchase of maize from Zambia, Frank Mbeta, has discharged himself from the case.

Mbeta: Lawyer for Chaponda dumps the case

Mbeta filed the notice of discharge Thursday morning, leaving the defence team with Jai Banda, Tamanda Chokhotho, Madalo Banda, Madalitso Mbeta and Lusungu Gondwe.

The lawyer said he has “very tight schedule in other courts.”

Despite being one of the prominent lawyers, Mbeta is controversial as he is projected in bad light as a justice shopper.

An interesting aspect in the recent court judgment, Judge John Katsala ruling says: “Months went by without hearing anything from the first defendant on the progress of the case against the third party. Upon being pressed, the first defendant lied that his lawyer, Mr (Frank) Mbeta, had left the country for the United Kingdom for his graduation before filing the case in court. When asked to instruct another lawyer, he refused, saying that he could only use counsel Mbeta because he knows how to bribe judges in order to win cases.”

The ruling indicates that lawyer Mbeta is expert in judge shopping.

There were similar allegations involving Mbeta in the Khato case on Lake Malawi water project against Malawi Law Society.

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Yussuf Sambo
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Hatrage hatrage and jealousy, leave Frank alone you haters, Frank is a good lawyer with or without bribes, and one thing you must is that bribe is part of the game and add value to anybody’s professional these days, even you haters you have been bribed to write bad things about Frank but that will not change Frank and Frank will remain Frank and as good as Frank. Mwanawakwathu Frank ukwapsyesa anthu mitima chifukwa cha ukadaulowako pazamalamulo, more fire Frank kuti ma haters azipsya mtima. God will never make you people great if you don’t appreciate your friends capabilities, I… Read more »
Hernes
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When it’s hot, you get out of the kitchen. Period

Zeze
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I am not a lawyer but I am just an educated fool… With my little education if I were Frank Mbeta I would have asked Judge John Katsala to provide the names of the judges I have bribed b4 discarding my credentials in a ruling like this… Also if I were Judge John Katsala, I would disclose the names of the Judges who are being bought in order to prove this allegations about Frank Mbeta. If I were the Malawi law society I would demand the same…. But like I said…. I am not either of those three… But as… Read more »
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I don’t know but I thought the judge is quoting the defendant in that statement? Is he the one making the allegation? I don’t think so

Zeze
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“The ruling indicates that lawyer Mbeta is expert in judge shopping”

Zeze
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So Judge John Katsala just admitted that Malawi Judges can be bought… In other words corrupted…. Wow…. I cry for my beloved country….

Zude
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Useless lawyer. Ma judge amene akugudwa kwambiri Ku Malawi kuno,top of the list is Kenyatta Nyirenda.he is the most corrupt judge in the land.Tikupempha Mulungu achite naye judge ameneyu komanso this useless lawyer ndi ma judge komanso ma lawyer onse akhalidwe monga limeneli monga momwe anachitila ndi lawyer wina uja Raphael Kasambara.Amen!!!

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