Mwiza Nkhata elected new president of Malawi Law Society

An associate professor of law at Chancellor College, a constituent college of the University of Malawi (Unima), Mwiza Nkhata, has been elected as the new president of Malawi Law Society (MLS) during the elections held at the end of a two-day conference at Nkopola Lodge in Mangochi.

Dr Mwiza Nkhata: The new president of Malawi Law Society

Nkhata, who is also an influential legal commentator in Malawi media, has replaced  Khumbo Soko who did not seek re-election after serving for one term.

According  to official results, Nkhata emerged winner of the polls after defeating two other challengers. He polled 77 votes against private law practioner Gift Nankhuni’s 40 while Edwin Banda did not get any vote despite and was not present during the elections.

The positions of honorary secretary and treasurer went unopposed to Michael Goba Chipeta (retained) and Burton Mhango respectively.

Mhango took over from Felister Dossi who competed on the position of vice president but lost to Alfred Majamanda by 49 votes to 74.

Committee members are Tadala Peggy Chinkwezule, Martha Etta Kaukonde and Chipiliro Chitsonga.

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Phaghlani Vwavwa

As usual when two or three names from the north appear in an organization’s hierarchy it raises issues of regionalism. Why is it so? Why are northerners so hated? And why do people from south or Centre think that there is only tribe in the north, Tumbuka? Why does this ignorance not go away? This was an election, no one was appointing people into positions. Please stop hating people based where they come from

Hlabezulu Ngonoonda
Vwavwa, the answer is prejudice. Their coming to other regions has caused a stir. Jealous has sprouted against them for what they do, and has paved way to hatred which is passed on from parents to children, from one generation to another. Remember, it was the colonialists who employed the “divide and rule” that entrenched ethnicity. When Malawi became independent in 1964, Kamuzu espoused merit and never mind where one came from but gave aspirant jobs to perform for mother Malawi, as for people up north they did not disappoint. However, Kamuzu was undone after “propaganda” infiltrated his ears. Purging… Read more »
Prof. Mweta

Iwe Mlomwe, za anthu anzeru izi inu simungazithe.


Congrats to Mr Nkhata. It was gonna be a travesty of justice to have either Mr Banda or Nkhuni as president of the very body that previously sanction them…remember their cases of defrauding clients.


Kkkkkkk Northern Region Law Society kkkkk koma guys….where is its headquarters. …


Atumbuka okhaokha ???? Ndekuti kunalibe Quota ?


Mbuyache tiyeni tiwasiyire izi palibe tidziwapo ife


Is this the Malawi Law Society or Law Society of the Northern Region?


Your first task should be to clean and flush out all corrupt judges, migistrate, court staff. Currently your professional is number one corrupt professional. Even Senior councel are much corrupt.

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