HARARE prominent lawyer and senior partner at Coghlan Welsh and Guest, Mr Wellington Magaya, has been elected President of the Law Society of Zimbabwe (LSZ).
He will be deputised by Ms Rumbidzai Matambo.
The two were elected at the society’s first council meeting of the year on February 1, 2021, that followed the election of councillors at the 2020 Annual General Meeting in December.
The new LSZ president takes over from Mr Thandaza Masiye-Moyo, who stepped down after serving his full two-year term.
Mr Masiye-Moyo said he was leaving the society in very capable hands and was confident the profession’s future was guaranteed.
In his acceptance speech, Mr Magaya said he was humbled by the trust fellow members of LSZ bestowed on him.
He will serve a two-year term to December 2022.
Key amongst the responsibilities Mr Magaya targeted to deal with was maintaining the integrity of the profession.
He said he took over leadership of LSZ at a time when the Covid-19 pandemic has disrupted the world and the law profession has not been spared.
Mr Magaya said LSZ under his stewardship will strive to improve efficiencies at policy and operational level.