The supreme Court of Appeal on Tuesday this Week ordered the family of the late Professor Bingu Wa Mutharika to pay K3.5 billion to a Law firm that processed  Letters of Administration after his death.

Judge Richard Chinangwa made the order on Tuesday that the law firm was at liberty to enforce the Commercial  Court order that the Mutharika’s daughters pay the legal fees as demanded.

The Supreme Court dismissed the application filed by Tapiwa and Duwa  which sought to stop paying K3.5 billion payment, being the five percent of Mutharika’s deceased estates.

In November last year, the Supreme court granted Mutharika’s stay order that  effectively stopped payment of the K3.5 billion legal fees, pending inter-parties hearing.

The law firm( Francis & Franklin and company) was represented by Francis Ndege while Mutharika daughters were represented by Lawyer Frank Mbeta.

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