Lawyer Musopa denies representing Ansah: Documents show duly licensed

It has emerged that Blantyre –based NBS Bank lawyer identified as Mapopa Daire Kumwenda Musopa had a valid practicing license which Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) chairperson Jane Ansah used for him to administer an oath for sworn statement in the bid for an order suspending a Constitutional Court judgement that nullified the presidential election.

Lawyer Musopa: I didn’t represent Ansah
Lawyer Musopa’s licence

Lawyer Musopa came in the limelight after lawyers representing Vice-President Saulos Chilima wanted MEC’s application thrown out because he had no practising licence.

He said the processing of his licence renewal was delayed due to technicalities at Malawi Law Society despite paying before the January 31 deadline.

Nyasa Times has seen an ‘annual legal practitioner’s license’ by  Musopa, dated 11 February 2020, issued by the Malawi Law Society (MLS) coupled with a receipt number 5293, dated 31 January, 2020 also issued by MLS, a confirmation that  Musopa is duly licensed.

Musopa was merely commissioning the affidavit of Ansah in his capacity as a lawyer or commissioner for oaths and not as an employee of NBS Bank.

He has denied representing neither Ansah nor MEC in the case, which has seen the Constitutional Court dismissing MEC’s application of a stay order.

“At no point have I represented Justice Ansah. I came in because (MEC’s privately hired lawyer] Tamando Chokhoto’s office is closer to my office, hence, commissioning of this document is done by us and ours are done by his office. I undertook the assignment as commissioner of oaths, not as an employee [of NBS Bank],” he said.

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PHIRI
9 months ago

NDIYE WHAT IS YOUR PROBLEM IF HE REPRESENTS ANSAH?SHAME NYASATIMES IMAGINE MCP IN POWER WHAT PROPAANDA WILL BE THERE? TIMES PRO MCP, MBC THEN WILL BE PRO MBC ZBS PENANDIPENA PRO MCP KAYAaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

A Dzonzi
A Dzonzi
9 months ago

Mwana anakana nsasi

Chimulirenji
Chimulirenji
9 months ago

who cares??

Phwethulani
Phwethulani
9 months ago

Zinavuta basi

Mbonga Matoga
Mbonga Matoga
9 months ago

Does it really matter now? The truth of the matter is that he had no license at the time he administered that oath because his license was still in process at MLS.
And what difference does it make now?

Mpweya zii
Mpweya zii
9 months ago
Reply to  Mbonga Matoga

Eti inu??? Aaaaaaa

Kumzy kumzy
Kumzy kumzy
9 months ago

Way to go bigman

Kambewa chisale
9 months ago

Foseki we know that you back dated to cover your self up
A banch of crooks

Sahara
Sahara
9 months ago

Kkkk he had to distance himself form evil Jane Ansah

jogoda
jogoda
9 months ago
Reply to  Sahara

understand what a commissioer of oath is all about. u can even get it at Dc office. Even magestrates can do. that doesnot mean ur alawyer representing some one . the oath is about what u are saying is true nothing else. that where it ends. this ensures that affidavits are indeed coming from u with evidence from the commissioner kuti indeed ths staments or arguments are urs that even without u appearing in court . the court can use it as evidence or can thought ur availability in court to explain further or cross examined.

jogoda
jogoda
9 months ago
Reply to  jogoda

in short the commissioner ndi mboni chabe kuti ur the outher of the document being presented to court . not the lawyer thats why the document was presented to court by another. his job end after signing. the court might need him in case is author is deniying that is not aware or its fake. that when he will be needed to clarify

Nil
Nil
9 months ago

Palibe chikumveka. If it is dated 11th February ndekut patsiku umasainilayo as commissioner of oath unalibe licence coz the 11th February came utasainila kale it came too late to be incorporated

Lungwedwe
Lungwedwe
9 months ago

5 judges are busy intimidating other lawyers to take up the case cos they ered in their judgement and anadya zambiri maka maka Madise from.opposition

Mpweya zii
Mpweya zii
9 months ago
Reply to  Lungwedwe

Hahaha linyazi bwanji ndi ma bodza amenewa Baba???

Reporter
Reporter
9 months ago
Reply to  Lungwedwe

osachita manyazi aku bwanji!!

Reporter
Reporter
9 months ago
Reply to  Lungwedwe

Have some shame when bringin comments here, kumachita manyazi.

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