Malawi Law Society says election case was divisive amongst members

Malawi Law Society (MLS) has conceded the Constitutional Court presidential election case was a great challenge to the lawyers mother body because it sharply divided opinion and views among its members.

Burton Mhango: This was very challenging

MLS president Burton Chindongondo Mhango said this in Mangochi at the end of the association’s annual general meeting.

“This was very challenging to have our members on the opposite sides, giving partisan opinions and views,” he said.

MLS joined the case as friends of the court.

He said the lawyers who were involved in the case for Dr Saulos Chilima and Dr Lazarus Chakwera as petitioners and President Peter Mutharika and Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) are all members of the MLS.

Mhango said the challenge for the MLS was now to balance the opposing views and opinions of its members in the case.

Mhango himself received bashing in social media platforms over his alleged partisan pronouncements on the case.

MLS president Mhango is blood brother of Charles Chindongondo Mhango, one of the lawyers for Mutharika, a former Attorney General in the Mutharika administration and currently Democratic Progressive Party legal advisor.

The Constitutional Court annulled the May 21, 2019 presidential election results, saying they were marred with irregularities and anomalies which were widespread, systematic and grave that the results of the poll were seriously compromised.

A fresh presidential election is slated this May.

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Its a New Day
Its a New Day
1 year ago

What the case did was expose the brilliance of some Lawyers who hold their moral/ethical obligation to the T, lawyers who showed the world why people in this profession should be held to the highest esteem. The case also exposed some not so good Lawyers whose ethical obligation does not matter to them, Lawyers who are driven by greed and blind loyalty.

Malawivoters
Malawivoters
1 year ago

For somebody to be a LAWYER is not someone to be God

Hmariwa
Hmariwa
1 year ago

It does not matter whether they come from what and what BUT MLS could not have represented MEC and its team. Cont.lawyers did an excellent ruling over the matter and surely the Mhangos were totally ashamed.
There was no way blood brother lawyer could have gone astray.Their aim behind and their sister was to shame the learnt Judges. To show the public that they are lawyers who know the law much better than the Judges. It was good for the MLS remain quiet on the matter.

Peter Mithi
Peter Mithi
1 year ago

That is why MLS made a kindergarten presentation of the case. Infact, MLS should have just kept quiet on then case, The WILSA outshined the MLS. MSL was compromised.

Munthu
Munthu
1 year ago

Two Lawyers from the same family. Brains.

Nyirenda
Nyirenda
1 year ago

Chigondongo, not Chindongondo. Mbanabakwithu pa Mwale apo, just after Phwezi.

Buhaha
Buhaha
1 year ago

Because the 5 judges received bribes and erred in their judgement by overreaching to 50+1. Speaker Gotani saved them from embarrassment but the worst is yet to come.

Keen Observer
Keen Observer
1 year ago
Reply to  Buhaha

Why have you started alliences if the worst is yet to come???????

KKKK
KKKK
1 year ago

My foot, fresh election this May 2020? That won’t be possible, no matter what?

Mtete
Mtete
1 year ago

Chindongondo Mhango did not fair well as Attorney General by acting as DPP lawyer besides being civil servant. We have not forgotten

Fake Petros
Fake Petros
1 year ago
Reply to  Mtete

If he removes his blue-tainted lens he will realise it is not divisive at all. It shouldn’t. Reality and facts never change, opinions do.
Just imagine Jezebel without shame blatantly denying she had never celebrated election results with DPP cadets and that she doesn’t know how cadets look like because she does not watch TV. Yet there pictures right there.These morons bizarrely believe everyone is gullible to buy in their strange reality. This is what they call divisive.

MR Tipex
MR Tipex
1 year ago
Reply to  Mtete

So what will you do?

Nematodes
1 year ago
Reply to  Mtete

He had to make money. Fast. Easy.

Malawivoters
Malawivoters
1 year ago
Reply to  Nematodes

That is taxpayers money mind you.

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