Malawi law don Sunduzwayo Madise obtains PhD: Congratulations pour in

University of Malawi (Unima) law lecturer Sunduzwayo Madise is receiving many congratulations on social media on successfully defending his doctorate degree with the University of Warwick in the United Kingdom (UK).

‘Mfundisi’ attains doctorate status : Dr Sunduzwayo Madise

Madise has been studying with the university and attaining his PhD on Wednesday to become Dr Sunduzwayo Madise aka Mfundisi

Many Malawians took to Facebook to express delight with Madise’s achievement in attaining the prestigious doctorate degree.

Former Chancellor College lecturer and now Malawi High Commissioner to South Africa, Stella Ndau led the congratulations: “Hearty congratulations Sundu… well done.”

The congratulatory messages poured in from politicians, legal experts, academicians, journalists, friends and family.

Private practice lawyer Noel Chalamanda posted his comment: “ Damn! Dude! You done it! Hearty Congratulations.”

Human rights activist and disability campaigner Mussa Chiwaula, the former director of Federation of Disabled Persons in Malawi (Fedoma) and celebrated artist wrote:” Congratulations to you Doctor.”

Pastor Dokani Ngwira posted: “Congratulations are in order big brother. You have always inspired us from secondary school days. Keep pushing the boundaries.”

Before  practising law, Madise was much into football administration. He once was chairman of football powerhouse Nyasa Big Bullets, then went to be one of the founders of Super League of Malawi (Sulom) and once served as Football Association of Malawi (FAM)  boss.

Malawi football legends Ernest Mtawali and Meke Mwase were among people who added their voice of congratulations to Madise.

Madise initially studied Physics and Mathematics at Chancellor College and earned himself a Bachelor of Science degree. He went back to the same College more than a decade later to read law and obtained his LLB (Hons). His academic performance earned him a teaching post in the Faculty of Law at the institution. He went on to study for an LLM which he graduated “cum laude” at the University of the Western Cape in South Africa, and is now PhD holder in law.

While pursuing his legal research at the University of Warwick, Sundu also enrolled for another course and was warded a Postgraduate Award in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. He was admitted to the Higher Education Academy as a Fellow.

His younger brother who is a Judge of the High Court in Mzuzu, Justice Dingiswayo Madise also took to Facebook to offer his congratulations.

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