Court has all records intact in Mphwiyo shooting, cashgate cases

There is no case for alarm. This is an assurance coming from Deputy Registrar of the High Court Justus Kishindo who has said the Judiciary has all information and records records on the shooting of Malawi’s former Ministry of Finance budget director Paul Mphwiyo and money laundering (cashgate) intact despite a court clerk claiming she has been robbed of the recorders and other documents.

On Tuesday afternoon, a High Court clerk Mrs Paida Jerewas robbed of recorders and other important court documents that contained several Cashgate cases as well as testimonies in the ongoing Mphwiyo attempted murder case.

Mphwiyo:  Case to go into logical conclusion

Mphwiyo: Case to go into logical conclusion

According to Jere, the robbery took place at Crossroads complex as she left the Lilongwe High Court at lunch.

However, Kishindo explained that the court has its back up case files for Mphwiyo and cashgate cases intact in computers.

“We have gone through court records and we have verified and confirmed that all records are intact,” Kishindo said.

Kishindo said the case is going to continue up to its logical conclusion.

Judiciary spokesperson Mlenga Mvula said said the robbers got away with duplicates and the matter was reported to police the same day.

Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Mary Kachale said in Lilongwe that the state was facing “peculiar” circumstances.

“We might not be experts of mafia-like operations, but it looks like we are dealing with mafia-like operations,” Kachale said.

Mphwiyo shooting suspectes includes former minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs Ralph Kasambara who  is answering charges of attempted murder and conspiracy to commit murder alongside Macdonald Kumwembe who Mphwiyo identified as the shooter, Dauka Manondo, Pika Manondo, Robert Kadzuwa and Osward Lutepo. Lutepo is yet to enter his plea while the other suspects have pleaded not guilty.

The Mphwiyo shooting case was last week adjourned to March 30 when the defence is expected to continue  cross-examining police investigator Kankwaila Chilinda who has put across damning evidence linking several of the accused persons in the shooting of Mphwiyo at the gate of his Area 43 residence on September 13 2013.

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choyamba tidziwe komwe mayi pauda jelemusi amachokera.mwaona nokha a malawi
kuti mbava si paul nkhwiko yekha.zamanyazi,satana walusa


prophetess mayi kachale amanena kuti ms mafia alipo pa nkhani iyi. siiiizi nanga

Che mulomwe Matera

i wish this lady was arrested straight and asked why she was robbed?? who knew that she took the files to crossroads? and amakatani nawo? am happy now to hear that there is backup in court compurters. ngat inali deal mwalephera poti backup ilipo….Mulungu si James ndikuuzeni. olo mutapanga ma tactics anuwo kma chilungamo chioneka. God loves Malawi. talira kokwanira ndalama zathu munaba>>>> anthu oipa inu.

Citizen X

u people handling these cases should be smart now, these people will not stop trying and mess up these court cases. watch out now cause they will try again and stop giving these useless women high positions and dont trust women coz theyr easily manipulated. time is up close these cases, get our money back and lets move on please judges.

Arthur G.M. Mtambo



the court clerk should be fired for negligence of the highest order! amafuna adzikatani nawo ma file wherever she was taking them? leave classified documents at work.

kela mwampita

I hate kasambara. But I am sure somebody who has worked in the courts for over 20 years should kno that courts keep back up files, so why would he steal from the clerk? This could be an ordinary theft


Shaaaaaaaa koma abale mpaka kuba ma file kaya

mitsubishi honda

They have to start with this bloody Peter mathanyula,the big thief and lier

james makawa

kasambala let govt take all his property in return and freeze his accounts.

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