Thursday 22 September 2022


Harare top lawyer, Mr Norman Mugiya, has been suspended from his law firm following allegations of malpractice, including criminal conduct.

His partners at Mugiya and Muvhami Law Chambers have since written to the Law Society of Zimbabwe advising it of the suspension and requested for the withdrawal of his 2022 practicing certificate.

Messrs Tafadzwa Muvhami and Arshiel Mugiya, in a letter addressed to LSZ said their decision was to pave way for investigations into the allegations to be carried out. Mugiya, is in trouble after he allegedly helped a client to forge a will of the late Jonah Shereni.

The complainant is the late Shereni’s son, Lawrence (18).

It is alleged Shereni was once married to Durai Marble Dick, the mother of the complainant and his three siblings, Amanda, Tavonga and Rutendo.

They later divorced. Shereni died in a car accident in October last year.

After his death, Mugiya’s alleged accomplice Yolanda Mututuma hatched a plan to defraud other estate beneficiaries and approached Mugiya, and they forged a will in respect of properties with a potential value of US$100 000.

On May 3, 2022, Mututuma went to the Master of the High Court, Harare and registered the estate of Shereni under DR 1414/22.

On May 11, 2022, Mututuma went back to the Master of the High Court and filed the forged will with intent to defraud other beneficiaries of the estate.

Mututuma has already appeared in court on a fraud charge. 



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