Solicitor General refuses to withdraw Lusungu Gondwe on errant lawyers’ list

The demand by  private practice lawyer Lusungu Gondwe to be removed  on the list of  dubious lawyers who fleece their clients’ money and charge exorbitant legal fees to enrich themselves has been rejected by Solicitor General Janet Chikaya Banda.

Dr.-Janet Banda: Puts her foot down on errant lawyers’ list

Gondwe was recently included on the list which was released by Malawi Law Society (MLS) disciplinary committee chaired by Banda, who is also Principal Secretary for Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs.

But the lawyer protested the inclusion of his name  and demanded  that MLS withdraw his name.

Through his lawyer Bright Theu, Gondwe argued that the naming and shaming of the lawyers was “unprocedural and in bad faith.”

However, the Solicitor General  has  strongly said Gondwe’s name cannot be withdrawn.

She said MLS were supposed to publish “all the cases we have dealt with and how we have dealt with them.”

The committee recommended suspension and prosecution for the young and upcoming lawyer Gondwe.

“Mr Lusungu Gondwe received K26,862,855.00 on behalf of his client but failed to remit K9,833,453.07. However, he subsequently remitted the money to the client,” reads the finding of the charge.

The committee has recommended for the disbarment and prosecution of lawyer Patron Ndhlovu for swindling clients’ money totaling 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.

Two lawyers Mapemphero Manda and Lucious Kwakwala will be reprimanded for conducting themselves in a fraudulent and improper manner.

Veteran lawyer and legislator Edwin Banda received money on behalf of a client and underpaid the client and the committee has recommended that the disgraced lawyer pay back the balance and that he should be suspended.

Golden Mwangulube charged his client exorbitant legal fees and as a result the committee recommended that he should be reprimanded for this act.

A social analyst who did not want to be named described the development as just a tip of the icerberg.

“There are too many other lawyers who are involved in these kind of deals and many clients out there are suffering while they drive in expensive cars at the expense of the clients. MLS should dig more, they will find that half of these lawyers are crooked,” he said.

 

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be humane
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simple issue here. anthu akubera ma clients ndalama zawo akawayimilira mulandu. imagine mutakhala inu after that long battle kuti mulandire chipepeso chanu pangozi yomwe left you without both legs wina nkulandira chipepeso chonse nkukudyerani mungamve bwanji?

nkhani zinazi tiyeni tizisiya maganizo athu a ndale kapena a tribalism and comment objectively. its unfortunate that nyasatimes tolerate everything on this page which is strange. in other online publications such comments cannot appear

zebede
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they are genius people and you are jealous of them,oh yes you are,that is why you brought claster system.kodi gearge chaponda ndi mtumbuka?.Si nkhani ya tribe apa,this is nonsense

misozi banda
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nA YUY SALIMU NA NSUNGWANA KAUKONDE MARTHA URI NA.SHA KWIBA .BAKUMANYANA BANTHU AWA

Loyde Chamba
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Lucious Kwakwala kwaks the Polytechnic law lecture in the faculty of commerce has refused the allegations against him in an internal academic email battle with Teveta board chair Gilbert Chilinde. Even fellow law lecture Mumba came to his support rubbishing the report. Poly has five law lectures and to date its only Mumba and Scottish Mfutso Bengo who has not been involved in scandals.

mtete
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WWII done Solicitor General

njoka
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atumbuka ndi akuba, sazakhala president

MWENDANATO
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A SOLICITOR GENERAL REFUSES TO FOLLOW AN ORDER! IS SHE A MALAWIAN OR FROM BURUNDI. IS THE CHIEF JUSTICE AWARE OF THIS AND THE CHAIRMAN OF MLS? INDEED THATS WHY HONOURABLE JESSIE KABWILA IS FINDING STRENGTH TO PROCLAIM THAT THIS COUNTRY IN RUNNING ON AUTOPILOT. WAKE UP MALAWI, SEEMS SOME PUBLIC SERVANTS HAVE TAKEN MALAWI AS THEIR OWN ESTATE. THIS STINKS KUNENA ZOONA AND NGATI TILI NDI CHIEF JUSTICE AKANAMUNA TIMVA NDITHU. APA NDI WAJUMPHA DANGO WALUTA

PatronWakuba
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Koma nkhaniyi mwaimvetsetsa inu a Mwendanato? Which Order are you talking about? The guy made a request. The Solicitor General doesn’t need to honor that request. There is no Court Order here. And even if there was a Court Order, the Solicitor General can appeal that Order. Bwanji osangokhala phee ndi umbuli wanuo.

PIDO
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ATUMBUKA NDIOKUBA

From the North, but NOT Tumbuka
Guest
From the North, but NOT Tumbuka

In other words, all Mbwenumbwenu Liars (aka Lawyers) are crooks.

kk
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Mbava izi. Check their qualifications as well

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