The Law Society of Zimbabwe (LSZ) has warned members of the public against engaging 23 listed lawyers who have no practising certificates for various reasons.
Of the 23 lawyers listed, 16 of them are from Harare.
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The LSZ said the lawyers are not allowed to carry out any legal work without prior written confirmation from the society.
This means the lawyers cannot appear before any court, prison, police station, or lodge any documents before the Deeds Registry.
In a recent interview with State media, LSZ secretary Edward Mapara revealed that registration to get a PC is $21 000 for 12 months. He said:
The Law Society of Zimbabwe (LSZ) wishes to advise that the following members did not hold practising certificates as of 14 June 2021.
… Bekithemba Mlauzi, (no pc unattached), Harare, Bothwell Ndhlovu (no pc) Bothwell Ndhlovu Attorneys (under curatorship) Harare, Elinah Gandzi (no pc resigned) Mutare, Felicity Cleopatra Sibanda (no pc resigned) Bulawayo, Fortunate Daniel Molokela Tsiye (no pc unattached) Harare, Goodwill Chikukutu, (no pc firm under curatorship) Harare, Guni Guni (no pc) Guni and Guni legal practitioners) Harare, Liberty Mandiveyi (no pc unattached) Harare, Lovemore Mungeni (no pc Mungeni and Muzvondiwa legal practitioners) Harare, Martin Chasakara, (no pc), M Chasakara law firm, under curatorship), Harare, Muyengwa E Motsi (no pc M E Motsi and Associates) Harare, Nobert Muhlolo (no pc Muhlolo legal practice), Harare, Reason Mutimba (no pc) Nyikadzino, Simango and Associates) Beitbridge, Sibusisiwe Sithole (no pc unattached) Chegutu, Tendai J Mupangwa (no pc unattached) Harare, Thabiso P Munyanyi (no pc T Munyanyi and Associates) Masvingo, Tinashe Thomas (no pc unattached) Harare, Tinei Oncemore Dodo (no pc Dodo and Partners) Harare, Trust Machaya (no pc unattached) Harare, Victuals Mapepa (unattached Mapepa and Associates legal practice), Harare, Clemence Matimba (no pc unattached) Bindura, Mlweliwenkululeko Ncube (no pc unattached) Bulawayo, Governor Pendei (unattached) Harare.