Saturday, 25 January 2020

Meet the Legal Team

Name: Professor Welshman Ncube 

Position: Managing Partner, Advocate, Notary Public and Conveyancer

Education: BL (Hons) LLB MPhil (UZ), DPhil (Hon) (UO)

Areas of Expertise: Constitutional Law, Corporate and Commercial Law, Labour, Family Law, Criminal Law, Litigation and Arbitration.

Experience

  • Prof Ncube has extensive academic experience in law. He has taught diverse subjects including Constitutional Law, Human Rights Law, Contract Law, Company Law, Commercial Law and was external examiner in various universities including Universities of Botswana and Swaziland. He was visiting scholar at Stanford University (USA), University of Oslo (Norway) and the University of the North (South Africa).
  • Professor of Constitutional Law and Family Law -University of Zimbabwe (1986-2000)
  • Specialises in corporate commercial legal transactions; labour law; commercial, corporate governance; commercial takeovers. Prof Ncube has a keen interest in the commercial sector and acts as advisor to numerous medium to large corporations in Zimbabwe, assisting in company formation, due diligence, compliance issues, applications for licences and capital sourcing, among other services.
  • Advocate at Advocates Chambers- Harare (2000-2009)
  • Member of Parliament (2000- 2013), Minister of Industry and Commerce (2009-2013), and in that capacity Prof. Ncube chaired the Comesa Council of Ministers (2010-2011), was a member of the SADC Council of Ministers (2009-2013) and the ACP –EU Council of Ministers.
  • Prof. Ncube has served in several Boards including the Law Development Commission of Zimbabwe; Derelict Land Board (1995-2000); Council of Land Surveyors (1990-1996); Provisional Council of legal education (1989-1991) and the Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights.

Name: Dumisani Dube

Education: BL (Hons) LLB (UZ)

Area of Expertise: Commercial and Corporate law, Litigation and arbitration. 

Experience

  • Cheda and Partners- Legal Practitioner (January 2010-Apil 2015)
  • Bulawayo Welfare Society (March 2005-March 2007)
  • Founder and Chair of Save Matabeleland Coalition
  • Chair of United Nations Post 2015 Development Agenda in Zimbabwe
  • Former Youth Chair of the National Association of Non -Governmental Organisations
  • Legal adviser to the Zimbabwe Youth Council
  • Intergovernmental negotiator – led to the adoption of Sustainable development Goals by the member states of United Nations for beyond 2015 Campaign
  • World Economic Forum Global Shaper with Bulawayo Hubs
  • Trustee of Matabeleland Fund
  • Legal Advisor of Vuna Mineral Resources

Name: Khulekani Sibanda

Education: LLB (Hons) SA

Area of Expertise: Commercial, Civil and Criminal Law

Experience

  • President- SPES BONA Law Students Association (2012-2013)
  • Moot Court participant (Jan- Sept, 2012)
  • Winter Intern – Johannesburg State Attorneys (2011)
  • Chairperson- Black Lawyers Association- Student Chapter (2011- 2012)
  • Street Law facilitator
  • Unisa Law Clinic (Student Lawyer programs)

Name: Sifisosethu Nkomo

Education: LLB (Hons) UZ

Area of Expertise: Corporate Law, Labour law, Civil litigation and Criminal Law

Experience

  • Professional Assistant at R. Ndlovu &Company (2013-2014)
  • Professional Assistant at Mweli Ndlovu &Associates -2014
  • Non- executive Director at Solartech Africa -2014
  • Bulawayo Magistrates Court (July- August 2011)
  • Intern- Job Sibanda &Associates  (June- August 2012)
  • Member of Zimbabwe Law Students Association

Name: Thembalethu Dube

Education:  LLB (Hons) UZ

Area of Expertise: International legal transactions, International Human Rights Law and Corporate Law.Mergers acquisitions, takeovers, schemes of arrangements, Business rescue proceedings, Capital maintenance and Corporate Finance. 

Experience

  • Mcijo Dube &Partners Legal Practitioners - Lawyer (2014- Jan 2016)
  • T. Hara and Partners Legal Practitioners  (2011-2014)
  • Coghlan and Welsh Legal Practitioners- (2010)
  • Tredgold Magistrates Court -2008

Name: Prince Butshe- Dube

Education: LLB (Hons) SA, Masters in Labour Law SA, Bachelor of Management in Industrial and Labour Relations (ZOU), Diploma in Labour relations (IPMZ), Prosecutors’ Certificate.

Area of Expertise: Criminal and Labour Law 

Experience 

  • Mcijo Dube &Partners  (Aug 2014-Jan-2016)
  • Lazarus and Sarif  (Jan 2014- July 2014)
  • Labour Consultant Arbitrator (2012-2013)
  • Group Human Resources Manager –Astra (2008-2012)
  • Designated Agent- National Employment Council for the Engineering, Iron and Steel Industry (2007-2008)
  • Area Public Prosecutor- Min. of Justice, AGs office (1992-2000)

Name: Thulisiwe K. Mathwasa

Education: LLN (Hons) SA

Area of Expertise: Civil and Criminal Law

Experience

  • Muzvuzvu & Mguni Law Chambers – Intern (July-Sept 2014)
  • ProNono.Org –Constitutional Hill- South Africa – Intern (Feb- Dec 2013)

Name: Nomakhosi P. Sandi

Education: (LLB) LAW (Northampton University), Higher National Diploma in Legal Studies (Blackburn College East Lancashire Institute of Higher Education)

Area of Expertise: Debt Collection, Civil litigation, Commercial Law and Criminal Law

Experience 

  • Masawi & Partners Law Chambers –Legal Practitioner (Sept 2015)
  • Phulu and Ncube Legal Practitioners- Legal Practitioner (2012- 2015)
  • Zimbabwe Women’s Lawyers Association – Volunteer (Sept- Oct 2012)
  • D.P Foundation, Zimbabwe – Information Officer (2005- 2007)
  • Zimbabwe Women’s Lawyers Association (Mar – Sept 2006)

Name: Swally Nayunda Munherendi

Education: LLB (Hons) SA

Area of Expertise: Debt Collection, Family Law, Commercial Law, Conveyancing and Litigation

Experience

  • Masawi and Partners Legal Practitioners- Professional Assistant (2015)
  • Nissi Global – Head of Credit Department  (2014)
  • Quadrite Trading – Office Administrator/ Legal Adviser (2010)

Name: Busisiwe Dube

Education: LLB (Hons) UZ

Area of Expertise: Civil, Family law, Property law, Labour and Commercial Law

Experience

  • Ndove, Museta & Partners Legal Practitioners- Lawyer (May 2016- Oct 2016)
  • Cheda &Partners – Lawyer (Jan 2011- April 2015)
  • Job Sibanda and Associates- Student intern (Jan 2010- March 2010)
  • Bulawayo Magistrates Court – Student Intern (Aug 2008- Oct 2008)

Name: Abigail Masawi

Education: BL (Hons) LLB (UZ); Certificate at Procedural level on the use of International Human Rights; Norms and Standards in Domestic litigation (ZLHR); Certificate in Financial Management at a Provincial level (ZIPAM); Certificate in Disciplinary Procedures (Business School of Botswana)                                                     

Area of Expertise: Criminal Law, Civil litigation, Family Law and Debt Collection

Experience

  • Attorney, Notary Public and Conveyancer.
  • Principal Magistrate- Botswana (March 2014- July 2016)
  • President- Small Claims court Southern Region Botswana (March 2011- Feb 2014)
  • Ben Baron &Partners (January 2007-June 2007)
  • Managing Partner Masawi & Associates (Jan 2003- Dec 2006)
  • Lazarus & Sarif (Jan 1998- Dec 2002)
  • Editor Ngwenya & Partners (Jan- Dec 2007)
  • Magistrate Zimbabwe (1989-1996)

Name: Abednico Ndebele

Education: LLB (Hons) UZ; Magistrates Admission Certificate- Judicial College of Zimbabwe; Certificate in Personal Management- IPMZ

Areas of Expertise: Criminal Law, Civil Procedure, Family Law

Experience

  • Resident Provincial Magistrate- Western Commonage Magistrates Courts, Bulawayo- October- December 2016
  • Acting Regional Magistrate- Western Division
  • Resident Provincial Magistrate- Tsholotsho Magistrate Court – Tsholotsho- 2014- May 2015
  • Resident Provincial Magistrate- Tsholotsho Magistrates Court- Tsholotsho- 2005- 2010
  • Resident Magistrate- Tsholotsho Magistrates Court- Tsholotsho – 2003- 2005
  • Magistrate- Plumtree Magistrates Courts- Plumtree- 2003
  • Magistrate- Bulawayo Magistrates Court, Bulawayo- 1997-2002

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