HH 351-18 LAW SOCIETY OF ZIMBABWE versus TAPERA SENGWENI

LAW SOCIETY OF ZIMBABWE

versus

TAPERA SENGWENI

 

 

 

HIGH COURT OF ZIMBABWE

CHIKOWERO J

HARARE, 30 May 2018 & 27 June 2018

 

 

 

Opposed Application

 

 

 

Adv T Magwaliba, for the applicant

D Mwonzora, for the respondent

 

            CHIKOWERO J: The parties have been on each other’s throat since 2012.

            Their efforts have yielded three High Court orders. The Legal Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal weighed in with one more, a de-registration order.

            This judgment is the fifth in the series.

            On 18 October 2013 the Legal Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal, acting in terms of s 28 (1) (a) (i) of the Legal Practitioners Act [Chapter 27:07], ordered that respondent’s name be deleted from the register of Legal Practitioners, Notary Publics and Conveyancers in Zimbabwe.

            This was pursuant to disciplinary proceedings wherein respondent was found guilty of unprofessional, dishonourable and unworthy conduct. It had been alleged that he embezzled trust funds.

            On 2 November 2016 this court granted him condonation for late filing of an application for review of the de-registration order. He was allowed five days from the date of the granting of the order within which to file his application for review.

 

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