Thyolo Tailor Pleads for Legal Representation in K29m Claim

I want private lawyers to help me to access justice-Akim I want private lawyers to help me to access justice-Akim - pic by Luka Beston

A Thyolo-based tailor, Henry Akim, has asked private practice lawyers to assist him in legal representation in a case he is claiming K29 million of damages at the High Court from the Thyolo District Council.

Akim has made the plea while accusing the Legal Aid Bureau lawyers that are handling the matter of not engaging or updating him at will in a case where the defendant had let his tailoring and electronic shop at Thyolo flea market vulnerable to thieves after sealing it off over unpaid rentals in 2017.

He alleged that since 2018, the Bureau's lawyers have been snubbing him when he tries to link up or go to its regional offices in Blantyre to follow up, hence a call for the private lawyers to come in for help.

"Since 2017, I have gone through a lot in a course of seeking justice including that lawyers from Legal Aid Bureau do not tell me what is happening. So other interested private lawyers can come in to assist me; all I want is justice on my matter," Akim pleaded.

Meanwhile, Legal Aid Bureau spokesperson, John Namalenga, has asked for more time to find out on the matter.

But Zodiak Online has been established that the matter is at mediation stage and lawyer who handled the matter last, ceased to work with the institution.

Akim claimed that the thieves broke into the shop a day after the council locked it up where sewing machines, customers clothes and other electronic appliances were stolen.

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