Lusungu Gondwe risks being bent lawyer: Magistrate Chitsakamire faces Judicial Service Commission

The High Court says it has reported the Zomba principal magistrate Benedicto Chitsakamile to the Judicial Service Commission for disciplinary action following his dubious cancellation of a warrant of arrest for finance services business mogul Thomson Mpinganjira.

Lusungu Gondwe: Faces Malawi Law Society disciplinary action

High Court registrar Agnes Patemba said the Judiciary just obeyed the court order issued by Judge Dorothy Nyakaunda Kamanga.

“We simply had to obey the High Court order, so yes, we have reported the magistrate to the Judicial Service Commission,” said Patemba.

Chitsakamile dubiously cancelled a warrant of arrest for Mpinganjira midnight, raising eye brows as to how and why a different court cancelled a warrant of arrest issued by another court.

The High Court also observed that lawyers for Mpinganjira were not in court in Zomba when the arrest warrant was cancelled.

The judge admonished lawyer Gondwe for his “improper” and “unethical” conduct

Meanwhile, Malawi Law Society (MLS) says it has reported lawyer for Mpinganjira, Lusungu Gondwe to the society’s Disciplinary Committee for obtaining the arrest warrant dubiously.

Martha Kaukonde said the disciplinary committee will investigate the matter and hold its hearing on the matter.

Gondwe risks losing his practising licence.

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Malawi belong to all who leave in it

To young lawyers of Malawi please don’t destroy our courts credibility becoz of money.The love of money is the root cause of all evil.It looks like the law school of Malawi is not good at all at chancellor college,tifufuza bwino bwino.za school of law at the chancellor college, lawyers don’t follow steps or guidance to take bails for their clients at any court in the country. Even the ACB leader complained that the whole high court judge stopped the ACB guys to investigate an individual on a certain case . This is not good for the country.Judges and lawyers of… Read more »

Mtete
Mtete
10 months ago

Fortune seeking lawyers, very unethical and a disgrace to the otherwise respected profession.
This is one of those lawyers who go hunting for judges.
Shame.

Angoni
Angoni
10 months ago
Reply to  Mtete

I concur with you Mtete. And this is not the first time that the Zomba Magistrate has had questionable dealings. In 2012 Lusungu obtained a bail for Kasambala while the judiciary was on strike; at the time the time the question was asked “how is it possible to obtain bail while the judiciary was on strike?”. The Zomba Magistrate seems to be a playground. I am in my 4th year studying law in RSA and it pains me that the honorable profession of law in Malawi is being dragged through the mud by unscrupulous lawyers.

Citizen
Citizen
9 months ago
Reply to  Angoni

You could have just said it pains you to see the law profession in Malawi being dragged though mud without having to say you are studying in RSA. The point would still have been made. This is just pointless showing off.

Chimanga Wathu
Chimanga Wathu
10 months ago

A lawyer represents a client whose introductions he carries out. So the client being Mpinganjira it is he who instructed the lawyer to carry out illegal actions for which both Mpingagira and the lawyer are guilty. Just as the magistrate is to nullifying the arrest order. Corruption, bribery and unlawful actions by all 3.

wa Nyau
wa Nyau
10 months ago

ma lawyer amasiku ano

Hon. Nyaphapi One
10 months ago

Lusungu, chitsakamile, duncan, deputy minister, officer in charge, agnes, and the rest! Today is your worst day.

Mpumulo wa Bata
Mpumulo wa Bata
9 months ago

Waiwala Chimululilenji

ZAKEYU.
ZAKEYU.
10 months ago

Lusungu ndi mbuzi ya munthu kwabasi, Chilandeni License yache. Chimwana choyipa maganizo chimazitenga ngati kukhala Lawyer akhoza kumaopseza anthu pa town pano kapolo wadziko ameneyu. CHIMVE MTEDZA KUMENE

Mr Truth Pains
10 months ago

Awa anyapapi ma Lawyers ndamene akutiluzitsa Milandu muma Court umu yowina wina koma kamba ka dyera kama Lawyers ngati ameneyu ndi magistrate wake ngati ameneyu Chisakamile sawona malamuro ayi poweluza Milandu koma kuti pali zingati??

Both of them should pay dearly for this.

Gwamula
Gwamula
10 months ago

These other young lawyers stink corruption. Am sure even Mpinganjira must have been advised by APMs lawyers too. Crooks

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