|Tribunal deregisters three corrupt lawyers|
|Monday, 30 July 2012 00:00|
Daniel Nemukuyu Senior Court Reporter
Warren Makunike of Makunike and Associates and Blessing Nhambure from the register of legal practitioners, notary publics and conveyancers in Zimbabwe.
The Law Society of Zimbabwe had recommended that they be struck off the register.
Mr Chivhinge, who was registered as a lawyer in September 1992 after completing a Bachelor of Laws (Hon) degree, was taken to the LPDT over allegations of funds embezzlement, failing to pay Zimra dues on behalf of the clients and failure to pay commission to an estate agent after a transaction.
They alleged that the property was sold, but they did not receive their share as agreed and that even Bridges Real Estate that facilitated the sale did not receive the agreed commission.
Mr Charles Mare also complained to the LSZ that Mr Chivhinge had not paid on his behalf US$750 capital gains tax to Zimra after selling his Avondale property.
Mr Makunike made headlines in the Press after he allegedly publicly wrestled with his clients outside a city bank over a trust funds dispute.
In 2001 he was suspended over complaints that he had abused his client’s trust funds and withholding payment of trust money without lawful cause.
They allegedly corruptly facilitated a marriage at the courts. She was convicted of soliciting or accepting a bribe. The LSZ is seeking an order for deletion of Mr Chasakara from the register of legal practitioners on allegations that he used a fake High Court date stamp on a notice of opposition prepared on behalf of a client. Mr
Chipere is facing allegations of abusing trust funds.