Magistrate Chitsakamile interdicted: Process to discipline lawyer Lusungu Gondwe in motion

Zomba principal resident magistrate Ben Chitsakamile has  been interdicted by Judicial Service Commission (JSC) in compliance with an order High Court of Malawi Judge Dorothy NyaKaunda Kamanga, for “unprocedural” quashing of  a warrant of arrest the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB), had obtained for business mogul Thomson Mpinganjira.

Lusungu Gondwe: Faces Malawi Law Society disciplinary action

High Court of Malawi and Malawi Supreme Court of Appeal registrar Agness Patemba  confirmed Chitsakamile has been interdicted.

Chitsakamile issued an order at midnight on January 22 2020 to have Mpinganjira walk to freedom in the case he is accused of attempting to bribe the five-judge panel of the High Court sitting as the Constitutional Court in judgement over the presidential election petition case.

In her review of Chitsakamile’s order,  Justice Kamanga found it to be irregular and illegal on the basis that it was made without sufficient information, missing documents and that the magistrate did not scrutinise the same.

Meanwhile, Malawi Law Society (MLS) has said disciplinary proceedings for private practice lawyer Lusungu Gondwe  is underway as the High Court had also ordered  the same for his lawyer in violating several procedures in the midnight quashing of Mpinganjira’s arrest warrant.

Justice Kamanga found that  it was a kangaroo court as there were no records that lawyers appeared before the magistrate Chitsakamile; hence, ordered that lawyer Gondwe and the legal firm Ritz Attorneys should no longer represent Mpinganjira in the criminal case.

Solicitor General Gertrude Hiwa is chairing the  disciplinary committee.

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8 months ago

YANDISANGALATSA KWAMBIRI MPHEPO IKUOMBA PANOYI. MPHEPO IMENEYI NDIKUONA KUTI WINA IMUTSALIRA. TIYENAZONI

Likoma
Likoma
8 months ago

Zikatere DPP yathana naye. Used and dumped. Ana ndi mkazi wako ndi abale ako zawo zada chifukwa chofuna kusangalasa nkhalamba ya dzaka 85. Ukamufunse ana achepa. Ana lira chokweza DPP itamuiwalako. You are true definition of a fool. Hope you have learnt your lesson. Ben Botolo, Kiswell Dakamau, Simbuleta, Itaye, et al anthu tikukuonanitu. Read your time

Mwana wa Anabanda Ku Joni
Mwana wa Anabanda Ku Joni
8 months ago

Most Lawyers in Malawi are a pack of wolves and nobody could stand up against them until lately. Cleanse up your profession. And it seems there are signs the gates are no longer left open. Very good development. Kick out all rudy characters and professional thieves masquerading as lawyers. It’s about time!!

GRM
GRM
8 months ago

Kholo linzunzitsa ana dala ili. Sometimes when we are making wrong decisions influenced by greed at our workplaces pochita katangale ndi ziphuphu we should stop and think that we are parents first before anything else and that we are accountable first to our children before our bosses

Nyusensi
Nyusensi
8 months ago

More RESPECT to the Judiciary, Landilani ulemu wanu!

Nsikidzi
Nsikidzi
8 months ago

Looks like the legal fraternity is serious. Despite professionalism, I am seeing the top dogs in the legal set-up biting back. It is a “Don’t-fuck-with-us” kinda scenario.

Judge
Judge
8 months ago

A very compromised Society…we have talked about the Ralph Kasambara issues for sometime..No action has been taken even having written you..There are lots of outstanding issues to do with so many lawyers ..

Tuntyufe
Tuntyufe
8 months ago
Reply to  Judge

Selective justice umufunse uyu judge wa ku mzuzu yu uyu

monosile
monosile
8 months ago

Tiyenawoni agalu amenewa ndi amene akuononga democracy ya Malawi

batkis
batkis
8 months ago

nthawi yonseija asadamuchose ntchito? koma odakakhala oba nkhuku bwezi atalowa kale mchitokosi.

Katonde
Katonde
8 months ago

Make it harder for him to come back to practice.

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