HARARE lawyer and Senior Partner at Coghlan Welsh & Guest, Wellington Magaya has been elected president of the Law Society of Zimbabwe.
Magaya will be deputised by Rumbidzai Matambo.
In a statement, Law Society of Zimbabwe said the two were elected at the first Council meeting of the year on Monday 1 February 2021.
“The new Law Society of Zimbabwe president takes over from Councillor Thandaza Masiye-Moyo who stepped down after serving his full two-year term. Outgoing President Councillor Masiye-Moyo said he was leaving the Society in very capable hands and was confident the profession’s future is guaranteed,” reads part of the statement.
Councillor Magaya will serve a two-year term to December 2022.
Magaya said he was humbled by the trust the fellow Councillors of the Law Society had bestowed on him.
The new president is expected to promote the integrity of the profession.
The new president said he takes over leadership of the Society at a time when the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the world and the profession had not been spared.
He added that Council under his stewardship will strive to improve efficiencies at policy and operational level. – ZBC 🔺