Mhango elected new president of Malawi Law Society: Mpaka veep, Kaukonde secretary

Malawi Law Society (MLS) has elected Burton Mhango as its new president for the next year  during elections held at the end of their two-day annual conference and general meeting at Nkopola Lodge in  the lakeshore town of Mangochi.

Burton Mhango as the new president Of Malawi Lawc Society

Mhango as the new president has replaced  Alfred Majamanda who did not seek re-election.

During the Saturday elections, Mhango, who served as treasurer in the previous team, got 148 votes. Tadala Chinkwezule, who was his vice president , the only contender amassed 128 votes.

Patrick Mpaka was voted in as Vice President after polling 186 votes against Felista Dossi’s 71. Dossi has served in the society before as committee member. The third candidate Rally Nita withdrew from the race.

Chrispin Ngunde will keep the custodian of the Society’s coffers after he floored corporate lawyer James Kaphale by 189 votes against 29.

A seasoned practitioner Martha Etta  Kaukonde went unopposed on position of secretary.

The committee members include Robert Mthewa, Edwin Mtonga and Vitumbiko Gubuduza. They will be joined by Mwai Msungama, Madalitso Kausi and Wesley Mwafulirwa who were elected as regional representatives for the South, Centre and North.

James Masumbu was elected as member of the disciplinary committee.

Among others, MLS  is a world recognised bar association in the provision of quality services, fostering advocacy and the rule of law.

Meanwhile, Mhango pledged to instil public trust in the legal profession by ensuring that lawyers conduct themselves in a professional manner.

 

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Man of Principles
Man of Principles
2 years ago

MLS is full of crooks, drunkers and womanizers they just watch the government victimizing people. If u make ask them what have they benefited Malawians so far? of course the answer will be drinking beer, sex & defending battybwai business of civil societies. Since Albinos started to be killed & those with direct involvement in the killings also being killed in this country this Society has never spoken anything…..

Hlabezulu Ngonoonda
Hlabezulu Ngonoonda
2 years ago

Congrats James Misty Masumbu as member of the disciplinary committee! congrats Burton Mhango! congrats Patrick Mpaka …Chrispin Ngunde …!!

Gas Machine Head
Gas Machine Head
2 years ago

Bola bungwe lija la agalu lija. The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. MLS toothless! What do they do besides just having this annual drink up at the lake!

Ndendeuli
Ndendeuli
2 years ago

Na ngati kuli bungwe very useless in this country it’s Malawi Law Society. A gathering of crooks and lawless individuals!

Ndata Albino Auction Floor

Industrial Relations Court is not doing its work effectively and efficiently. Why should people wait for decades without cases being heard. The other courts are a disgrace too. The courts start sitting at 11 am. When it comes to strikes they cry out for money like babies. The courts are not delivering justice. This is very bad.

Hlabezulu Ngonoonda
Hlabezulu Ngonoonda
2 years ago

Spot on, Ndata. It is rumoured that court clerks are the ones who see to it that those that have paid them “something” often see their cases listed for hearing. Those who have not paid “something” they often expect their cases to rot on the shelve or even missing. The electronic file has not solved the problem. If anything, it has exacerbated it. In serious circumstances, the court clerks deliberately make sure that the cases for which they have not received “something” is brought before the court in absence of the person who filled the court summons. The practice is… Read more »

CHIPYELERO
CHIPYELERO
2 years ago

Congratulations Burton!!! Those who may wish to know, Burton Mhango is a direct brother of former Attorney General and former Malawi Law Society President Charles Mhango

Belekanyama
Belekanyama
2 years ago
Reply to  CHIPYELERO

So what? We dont even wish to know anything about this crooked and failed organization. All they know is showing off and womanising shupit!

Gas Machine Head
Gas Machine Head
2 years ago
Reply to  CHIPYELERO

Ndiye! Useless body that defends corrupt judges and lawyers. I’d rather support the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

Nambewe Sokosi
Nambewe Sokosi
2 years ago
Reply to  CHIPYELERO

iiiiiii ZIBALEZO ZUKUGWILIZANA CHANI NDI POSITION YA MUNTHUYU? ZA NTIIIII

Karim Mbava ya Chimwenye.
Reply to  Nambewe Sokosi

Atumbukatu ndi choncho. Ngati ali pa chibale ife tiduphe. Za ziii

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