Malawi Police arrest Magistrate Chinangwa, lawyer Ndhlovu over forgery and fraud

Malawi Police has confirmed the arrest of First Grade Magistrate Kondwani Chinangwa and private practice lawyer Patron Ndhlovu over allegations of forgery and fraud.

Magistrate Kondwani Chinangwa arrested

National Police spokesperson James Kadadzera confirmed the development in an interview.

He said Magistrate Chingangwa was arrested on Friday by the Fiscal Police department.

Kadadzera said the Magistrate will be taken to court to be formally charged and a bail bid be heard.

“Our officers are still investigating the allegations,” he said.

Chinangwa, who is also spokesperson of Association of Magistrates in Malawi (AMA),was arrested following allegations by lawyer Ndhlovu that he forged his signature for a garnishee order to an account of a defendant with Standard Bank of Malawi.

A garnishee order is a court judgement that authorises a creditor to seize and access money held by any person or institution on behalf of a debtor, according to a law expert.

But Fiscal Police fear the Magistrate was acting in cohort with lawyer Ndhlovu and that there is no forging of a signature.

But when Patron was brought to confront Chinangwa, he maintained the signature was for the Magistrate.

The lawyer, Nyasa Times understands, produced a text message showing communication he was having the Magistrate to meet and share the loot.

Malawi Law Society (MLS) disciplinary committee chaired by Solicitor General Janet Chikaya Banda, who is also Principal Secretary for Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs recommended for the disbarment and prosecution of lawyer Patron Ndhlovu for swindling clients’ money totalling to K11.9 million.

Another lawyer who the committee has recommended to disbar and be prosecuted is Kajani Banda who also received K1 million on behalf of his client but failed to remit it the client.


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Zambian maize

I said it ooooh. I am busy praying. God expose them all. If anything use the right misiles, ie, BP, stroke, cardiac arrest, kidney failure etc.

Dumakuve Thom

Vuto la ti ma lawyer tapa Malawi they are fond of tima status tabodza kwabasi.They want to be treated like small gods as if they are the only people who went to school.Kwachuluka ndikuba to fund the lifestyle they cannot afford with genuine money.Kwinaku kwachuluka ndikubera ma client. Amenewa ndiye ofuna kuwamanga nthawi yayitali coz they know the laws azikaseva ndi mzawo Kasambara. Shame indeed.


Pls help iam in a similar position need interview with any paper my number 0997076477



Nazi Party

My Classmate Patron, whats the matter?


kkkkkkkk hahahhahaha Abiye you really are having sleepless nights because of chaponda? i mean this is a different article, what’s chaponda got to do with this? please man get a life, you’re boring.


Another prominent lawyer who has swindled malarians a big deal is chaponda. Why is he still a free man. There is enough evidence but why is he lector scort free to even travel abroad. A kadadzera james please explain to us why?


Bravo Police. These Liars called Lawyers are a menace. There are several others where these two come from.
Keep it up.


Its a surprise kuti amapereka chopereka on church services kupusitsa anthu a pa dziko …….kodi mesa mumati God sees whatever we do on earth?………God forbid ……I will go to church when all lawyers in Malawi are prosecuted….. Not now.


mmakhotimu sizili boh. one ndazionapo. paliso wins third glade wakunkhamenya kukasungu plz anyasa ndipezeni umboni ulipo. tithwtse khalidwe limeneli

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