Prominent lawyers in Malawi fight on forum over corruption, politics: ‘Judge shopping’ allegations  raised

Two prominent lawyers have taken it on Malawi Law Society WhatsApp forum to fight each other over corruption and politics with David Kanyenda accusing Gift Mwakhwawa of bribing judges to win cases.

Makhwawa: Accused of misconduct
David Kanyenda: Accused of being errant lawyer

In a lengthy leaked conversion, Kanyenda is daring Mwakhwawa to declare his political allegiance so that they could engage openly.

In response, Mwakhwawa responds: “I am yet to be sure. One thing I know is that (the ruling Democratic Progressive Party) DPP is thieving. Because if they were okay why fix it when it is not broken?”

But Kanyenda suggests that even other parties, including the Malawi Congress Party (MCP) and the United Democratic Front  (UDF) have been thieving too.

Things started getting out when Mwakhwawa said: “The president of the DPP  and the party are being accused of thieving, you are not a thief but have been arrested twice on kindled allegations …”

Mwakhwawa said if lawyers had proper peer discipline, Kanyenda’s practising licence would have been revoked.

“David, you stole from clients, you are a thief, that’s a fact. You he belongs to jail. You only are safe because the justice system broken. You only have your licence because the disciplinary process is broken,” said Mwakhwawa.

Kanyenda then hit back, accusing Mwakhwawa of offering money to lawyers, whilst he was at Malawi Law Society, to settle cases after bribing judges.

“You may not have been arrested but that doesn’t make you clean,” said Kanyenda.

The conversation went personal as the two lawyers revealed each others children born out of wedlock.

Former Attorney General Kalekeni Kaphale’s request for a ceasefire was not adhered to.

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Chimzimu Chonyasa
3 years ago

How can we have a professional legal system if the whole governing team is rotten?

Mawa
Mawa
3 years ago

Malawi Law Society has asked parliament to have in place the impeachment procedures for president, can the Law Society also put in place procedures to have these corrupt lawyers and others disbarred. Judges should be put in jail too.

Gwamula
Gwamula
3 years ago

Mongokumbutsana, K145 million ikukambidwayi inapita kwa APM yemweso ndi lawyer. Komaso tisaiwale kuti Dr Chaponda otchuka ajaso ndi lawyer. Kaliwo amasokoneza ku Kongelesi ujaso ndi lawyer
Zikomo

Zam'tonda
Zam'tonda
3 years ago

Yes whatever kanyenda may say he’s a broken reed he must not parade as the DPP spokesman in order to gain camouflage he is in the ranks of common criminals DPP might be a rotten onion in terms of corruption I don’t think DPP would dine with kanyenda on the same table the DPP diners would use the longest spoon just to make kanyenda doesn’t stain the rotten apple. Kanyenda is a dismal failure he is corrupt he inspires corruin all those around him

#DzukaniAmalawi
#DzukaniAmalawi
3 years ago

If Malawians had any doubt that the justice and criminal systems have collapsed…..here is the evidence. In fact, have we ever wondered why no wealthy people are in prison right now despite the fact that they commit the most hideous crimes in Malawi. Have we ever wondered why lawyers, prosecutors and the legal minds, within political parties, all act as imbeciles…….here we are. Two prominent lawyers revealing their true colours. This is indicative of the quality of lawyers we have in Malawi. If indeed we had a disciplined Law Society of Malawi; it would suspend these two lawyers for putting… Read more »

Minority vote president
Minority vote president
3 years ago

Why fixing when it is not broken……stupid

Minority vote president
Minority vote president
3 years ago

Kabwenzeni ndalama zama clients …full stop

Awize
Awize
3 years ago

Nanga ngati anthu aza malamulo ali busy ndi katangale, ndiye anthu osauka ofuna chilungamo alowera kuti? Dziko lomvetsa chisoni kwambiri. All systems completely rotten. Road Traffic, Police, Public hospitals, Courts of law, etc.

Waku Gauteng
Waku Gauteng
3 years ago

The truth is Malawi has no legal system that can be relied upon. Our lawyers are a bunch of satanic agents who suck blood even when the last drop has dried. This goes for the judges who turn a blind eye on justice. You will all pay a price for exposing and subjecting the vulnerable to extreme poverty by thieving to enrich yourselves. In fact most of them can never make it as practising attorneys in the first world because they simply lack ethics for the profession. You are conmen in gowns. I have no respect for Malawian lawyers, most… Read more »

Wanthu
Wanthu
3 years ago

Malawi Law Society is CORRUPT.

Ngalawa
Ngalawa
3 years ago

Our judges are corrupt and lawyers are the worst thieves and CROOKS. The entire Malawi Law Society is corrupt. And yet they put out statement about impeachment procedures.

Awize
Awize
3 years ago
Reply to  Ngalawa

Zimadabwitsa milandu kutenga zaka zambiri isanagamulidwe ndi ma judge, ma magistrate koma anthu mwezi ndi mwezi akulandira malipiro from the same taxpayers’ money. Ndiye chonchi tiziti: Maizegate inayenda mwachilungamo, Dr Chaponda alibedi mlandu woti ayankhe, Foster Mlumbe, Zameer Karima among others?
Anthunu mukulakwa kwambiri

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