Zomba Magistrate in bribe claim, suspended

Zomba third grade magistrate Maxford Gandali  has been suspended for soliciting bribes from court users in exchange for  favoured justice, Judiciary spokesman Mlenga Mvula has confirmed.

Judiciary spokesman Mlenga Mvula: Gandali suspended for soliciting bribes
Judiciary spokesman Mlenga Mvula: Gandali suspended for soliciting bribes

Mvula said Gandali is still reporting for work “but not handling any court cases.”

He confirmed that Gandali has received several warnings, verbal and written over official complaints lodged against him by court users that he solicits bribes.

Gandali reportedly tell court users he could make a case disappear in exchange of money.

“Following allegations from your Chief Resident Magistrate [CRM] East that you solicit money from court clients, I write to suspend you from exercising your duties and functions of your office sd third grade magistrate,” reads a letter of suspension signed by Judiciary’s controller of human resources Evans Lora.

Despite being warned by Chief Resident Magistrate several times, Gandali is said to have not changed his bribe seeking behaviour as her offices constinue to get complaints despite bineg transferred to three difference courts within one year.

Mvula said Gandali who has been with the Judiciary since  November 2009 will wait to hear from Jusicial Service Commission to provide the direction on the matter.

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JOJO
JOJO
4 years ago

They can not fire him because they are all part of the system. They fear to be exposed too. Magistrate in Phalombe (Banda) is corrupt to the teeth that is why they transferred him from Balaka. Their solution is transfer. Fosheki.

Boko
Boko
4 years ago

Gandali ndi mHlomwe, m’bale wa Pitala. This tribe is full of thieves.

gringo
gringo
4 years ago

dzina loti gandali ndi chigawenga take cover

Adzonzi
Adzonzi
4 years ago

and transferring him

mumuma
mumuma
4 years ago

KODI CHITHUNZICHI NDI CHA BLACK AND WHITE? KOMA YES

near far
near far
4 years ago

so let me get this straight…the court received official complaints that he is receiving bribes but all they did was to warn him? seriously? just a warning??

Gundumulani
4 years ago
Reply to  near far

The syndicate is from the top and difficult to control, so just a warning sure? Just fire him.

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