Chakaka hires Kaphale, two others to represent govt in Chizuma’s interdiction case review

By Chisomo Phiri

The Malawi’s Attorney General Thabo Chakaka Nyirenda has appointed former Attorney General Kalekeni Kaphale, lawyers Chancy Gondwe and George Kadzipatike to represent the Chief Resident Magistrate (Lilongwe) in a judicial review case to do with the interdiction of the Director General of the Anti Corruption Bureau Martha Chizuma.

On Monday, Malawi Law Society sued Prosecutor Levison Mangani, the Chief Resident Magistrate (Lilongwe) and Secretary to the President and Cabinet Collen Zamba over the interdiction of Chizuma and sought permission for judicial review.

Kalekeni Kaphale

According to a notice of appointment of legal practitioners by AG to the High Court this publication has seen, the appointment is made in pursuant to section 98 (2) of the Constitution and section 3 (2) of the Civil Procedure ( Suits by or against the Government or Public Officers) Act Cap 6:0 of the Law of Malawi.

Chizuma was arrested in December last year following a complaint from the former Director of Public Prosecutions Steven Kayuni that the ACB director, in the leaked audio, described him as compromised and corrupt.

On 31 January this year, Secretary to to the President and Cabinet Colleen Zamba interdicted the ACB boss because of the allegations she is facing and said the suspension will remain in effect until conclusion of the court case.


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