Judge Mtambo revokes bail of Kasambara: Orders his remand to prison

Judge Michael Mtambo has revoked lawyer Ralph Kasambara’s bail on conspiracy charges and ordered that the former justice minister should be remanded to prison immediately.

Kasambara: Stepping out of police car when he was  arrested

Kasambara: Stepping out of police car when he was arrested

Mtambo sitting at High Court in Lilongwe ordered revocation of bail  angered by Kasambara application for the judge to rescue himself from the case of shooting former budget director Paul Mphwiyo, saying it was just a delaying tactic.

The Judge also said Kasambara and co-accused MacDonald Kumwembe were threatening the judge himself and state witnesses hence his revoking the bail on security grounds.

Kasambara was cleared of the charge of attempted murder; however the judge had allowed the charge of conspiracy to commit murder to proceed.

The Judge however said the State has made out a prima facie case against attorney Kasambara on conspiracy to murder which the lawyer needs to defend himself.

Kasambara has applied for stay order that his confinement should start on Friday as he has “some personal issues” before then.

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101 thoughts on “Judge Mtambo revokes bail of Kasambara: Orders his remand to prison”

  1. donnex says:

    apite muchitolokosi basi.. amaonga ngati naye smart guy ngati Jason Stateham…..

  2. charles says:

    Alowe amuneyu anayamba kutidyera tili ku KCN nthawi maya Matipate anyuwani kumapangitsa tima workshop tabodza kungobera ma donor. Apa kubera dziko. Alowe basi. Mufinyeni!! I pray to God Alowe basi!!

  3. Naliyela says:

    Koma mkuluyu sakugonesani tulo a Malawi…monse munayamba kumutukwana osabweresa umboni ngati wa a Lutepo mkumumanga bwanji? The case is now personal between Judge and Ralph…….pavuta!.

  4. Hens master says:

    Principles of natural justice have not been followed by both the DPP and Justice Ntambo. If RK was a threat to the security of Mtambo DPP should have brought the matter before another judge. Here Mtambo is both a prosecutor and a judge in a case involving his interests eg security and cv.

    Mtambo has confined that he is both a prosecutor and a judge in this trial of the trio. It’s no longer a secret before all of us that they will not get fair trial.

    A call for mistrial is worth mounting by all learned lawyers.

  5. Kasambala ndi pamene wa wonekera kuti ndi loya panja wasaganiza , iwe ngati umaona kuti Judje Mtambo amadana nawe ndi pamene ukanaonetsa kugonja ndi kupemba kwako kwa iye bwenzinso Mulungu weni weni osati wa habala atakupanga vindict. Koma ukudziwa kuti ndi mdani wako matukutuku umachita kuyamba naye poyamba ndi judge shopping yako. Amene umafuna iweyo akanakhala wofooka koma Mulungu anasakha yemweyu mwinanso pazimene munayambanazo unali wolakwira nzako ndiwe waphunzira pa menepa nkhonya yobwenzera kuwawa..siya tsopano Kukhulupilira maprofet ,udzilore ,uzivomere kuzichepetsa.. Mulungu poti wamuzuzitsira anthu ake chilango chachikulu udzachilandira. Parole simukaiona ngati muzika behave mwamatama. Taona macoment almost onse achikuwawe ndiwe munthu wotani iwe. Udzifufuze udzisakatule.

  6. chivwamba says:

    Correction. Mtambo if from Mulanje. Kasambara from Nkhatabay. They are not both tumbukas

  7. Rodriguas says:

    Is it ‘rescue’ or recuse? Please, shaa!

  8. rachel says:

    Amangidwe Pamodzi Ndi Amayi Akewo Osawanyengerera Otumbwa Ameneyo Eti! Time Up Basi

  9. Munthuwamba says:

    From the comforts of an SUV to the back of a tattered 4 x 4 Toyota Land Cruiser. This world!!!

  10. Sec-specialist says:

    Kasambara wayamba kuyaluka tsopano. Mpaka : ‘Bwanji musandimange kaye muzandimange lachisanu nkayambe ndakonza zina kake kunyumbaku? kkkkkkk Stupid!

  11. Kasambara started on a high note and now ending up in prison. You are a very brilliant person who lacks wisdom. You have not used your time and intelligence wisely. How do you now feel? From your humble origins. You worry parents, brothers, cousins, sisters, friends and now children and wife.

  12. Nyika justice says:

    Infrigment of an accused’s rights.A request against a judge’s wish can cost ur freedom. malawi a jealous land.

  13. KARU UNITED says:

    Chiri ku mzako,nkumati, chigwire nyanga. Ena amati chaona mzako chapita, mawa chiri kwa iwe, ndamanga zinazi, tidziyamba taganiza. Remember “speak finish, finish, Namnkhumwa took to himself!” ki, ki, ki, ki!

  14. GRM says:

    Kasambara want to buy time. Alowabe basi. No one will win cashgate or cashgate related case. Amalawi Tagwirizana

  15. reasonable man says:

    is there appearance of likelihood of bias in the judges conduct?
    what do you think?

  16. Boyd Kilembey says:

    This bastard had even the gumption of wanting to start jail time on Friday because he had some personal issues to sort out. What type of lawyer is Kasambara, he reasons like a person high on viagra.

  17. machine amphepo says:

    Mtambo deserves to judge kasambara’s case, Nyani ameneyu watiwonjeza akaseve basi

  18. mavuto says:

    Mtambo should look at the case professionally. Currently Judge Mtambo is taking the Kasambala case very personal I am not a lawyer but this is not fair to Kasambala whos bail was granted by the Supreme court.

  19. Stane says:

    God knws how best to catch criminals and hold them responsible

  20. chefourpence says:

    kkkkk koma makape a Ralph mulipo ambiri!

  21. How many judges should recuse from Kasambra cases.Go ahead Justice Mtambo.Nobody is above the law.

  22. Gman says:

    Good show

  23. Chimani. Game says:

    Mtambo,will be no more by the end of the year if kas stays in jail.mark my words

  24. Napunch says:

    just kill this idiot

  25. mavuto nsato says:

    lamulo liposa mphavu kasambala cannot escape jail afune asafune akalowabe basi

  26. Husper says:

    Mumangeni

  27. Alfred Newmann says:

    Mwakipiki at 44 used the correct word. It’s “recuse”, not “rescue”.

  28. Miko says:

    Raph is not a best lawyer.umboni wanga wayamba kuwoneka utsilu sagawana.

  29. Press Freedom says:

    Who can fault Mtambo here? You must be mbuzi zotha ntchito. The Judge has done the needy. We cannot allow some idiot to treat the Malawi Judicial System like his wife’s undies

  30. Mulupale says:

    Mtambo ndi Kasambala ambwenumbwenu okhaokha…shupiti zipitani kwanu ku mpoto…ku Nyikaland

  31. Muhehe says:

    Kasambala from NkhataBay…Mtambo from Chitipa onse atumbuka okhaokha asiyeni…Mtumbuka sadzatheka basi…

  32. Fuckwell Chakumbuyo says:

    Those that are in the know, could you please edukweti us whether one can postpone their day of going ku chitokosi. I find this very strange and may set a bad precedence. I didn’t read law but just thinking aloud wanting to be edukweted.

  33. chepetsani says:

    Why do most of you say Peter muthalika ndiwakuba. KODI ANABWELA CHIYANI? I DO NOT SEE IT. THIS IS THE FIRST TIME FOR HIM TO BE A PRESIDENT. IF YOU SAY HIS BROTHERS. BUT HE IS GONE. SO, GUILTY BY ASSOCIATION? IF THIS IS TRUE, SO PLEASE SHUT UP OR BRING FACTS. JB YES WE KNOW. JETGATE, MAIZEGATE, ETC

  34. Manyetera says:

    Kasambala vuto ndiloti amazitenga dziko ngati lache. Aliyense wachuma kaya osauka akalowe. If this was the case of wosauka pano atapatsidwaso death sentence ndithu. No justice for the poor in this world. As much as I am aware that the judge needs to remain neutral I believe his life or something is threatening his security. I would not dismiss that.

    Komanso uyu akuti REASOBABLE MAN walemba mwambayu ndi nthumwi zuonekeratu kuti watumidwa ndi kasambala camp.

    All in all he needs to go in pano wayamba kunamizira chalitchi ndi nzake wa bodza PROFIT MEJA 1. Zankutu!!!!

  35. Bwanankubwa says:

    Anakwela Hammer kkkkk

  36. chepetsani says:

    KOMATU A MALAWI MU KUCHULUKA MZELU
    NGATI NONSE NDI MA JUDGE OR LAWYERS. I CAN ASSURE YOU THAT RK MULANDU WAKE ADZAWINA. MARK MY WORD. ACCORDING TO THE LAW JUDGE WALAKWITSA. MILANDU IMENEYI IMUTEMBENUKILA JUDGE. NDINE WAKUMWELA. MWINA MUYAMBE KUMANANA AS USUAL KUTI NDINE TUMBUKA. This is selective JUSTICE. WHICH HAS NO PLACE IN A JUDICIAL SYSTEM.

  37. Bubu says:

    Any judge who can pronounce a death sentence on these people will be my hero. Go Mtambo, these people are not even feeling 1% pain of what they caused this country. I will even support the judge killing them himself.

  38. Fake Lawyer says:

    Bravo Judge Michael Mtambo.
    ka small Lawyer ko has been upstaged.
    lets look at his background.

    a failed private practice lawyer
    a non performing lecture
    a floppy minister of justice and attorney general malawi has ever hired
    a mercenary lawyer for cashgate suspects
    a pervert lawyer for a fake prophet
    a conspirator in a murder case

    Judge Mtambo flush these fake lawyers out of the malawi legal system.

    Maggie whatsapp me on 666 666 666 6 – Major 1. i should make you pregnant before he comes out

  39. Kapamba says:

    Yes! Ma lawyer ayamba kuLowa! Zili bwino! Next is Yambani Mulemba, Wapona Kita.. Mwinanso a Mayor…koma Ena sindiulula mungathawe! Mumayesa kuba kuchangamuka. Simukalimba kundende, kuli ena munawanjatitsa aja. Mwatizunza apumbwa a Bachelor of Arts inu! Nde mwakwera ya Bushiri tsopano? Mudzipopa ikuyenda.

  40. Chidantere says:

    I Want To See The Big Fish Here Not This Nosense!

  41. wachisoni says:

    mmmm zaoo izii alekeleni..

  42. kwekka says:

    pempho langa akafele kuremand komweko choooooonde

  43. reasonable man says:

    I think there is more to what we read and see. Here is a judge who wants to act as prosecutor and at the same time as a judge. judgè mtambo nowhere in this world can a judge conduct himself in this manner. ma temper akuonekeratu. let the state do its job and focus on yours. I am of the view that you are being played hard. At first they forced u to issue contempt of court on kasambaras friend and you did it without seeing it. Your emotions are overshadowing your reasonableness as a judge. don’t you think by contempt of court you gave kasambara room to prepare himself. Now you are at it again ,yes he will be there in remand on Friday and on saturday he will be out. Somehow Ralph knows u are emotional and he is using it as a tool to take advantage of you. Just wait till he embarrasses you big time. He is a genious and that is why he z going to get away with this before your very eyes. state prosecutor DPP to me seems relaxed and instead you are doing everything on their part and that will be difficult for you to sit as a judge and prosecutor .all this gives Ralph a step ahead. search me Malawians.
    all what we want is uninteruptive way of recovering moneys stolen. plz don’t blow this for Malawians with your emotions or personal grudges with Ralph. He is a lead to other big kahunas if he really participated. long live justice

  44. nanga major1 zamukhuzila pati abaleeeeeeee zinazitu abalebwino

  45. Pat says:

    Prophet bushiri ndiye titani pamenepa? Mmene mumampanga hire Kasambala simunampange capture in spirit kuti apita kundende?

  46. Mayi a Priscilla says:

    I’m sure “Major 1” saw this coming on his iPad . Let’s wait for a miracle now, and behold, Kasambara will be a free man by this coming Sunday and we will be together at the Mzuzu ceremony . Kikiki .

  47. Akhakhi says:

    Mtambo V Kasambala. Tsopano zikuwoneka kuti Mtambo wakwiyiratu ndi zibakera pamenepa Kasambala akuwoneka kuti watopa. Zikafika pamenepa Kasa amatha kuluma.

  48. buyache says:

    Ha ha ha ha….Kasambala z jst a suspect and deserve a fair trial..sometimes the judges must understand the power of precedence in there ruling…Judge Mtambo feel ashamed..

  49. Ndatopa says:

    I’m no lawyer or an expert at law but my gut feeling tells me if Kasambala can establish that the judge has acted on emotion throughout the proceedings in the court he could ask for a mistrial . Judges are custodians of justice and therefore must exercise fairness in every ruling. As someone already said here a defendant has every right to ask the judge anything if they feel their case is being jeopardized. I am not here to back Raph or anyone as a matter of fact whoever is guilty know it in their heart and they can evade justice here on earth but can never do so before God. A defendant has right to employ every tactic in court that could help them out. We are talking of life and death here, and yes Malawi prisons are death traps. Am I right here you experts at law?

  50. Omex70 says:

    Bravo Michael Mtambo. Malawi needs judges like you to move forward. All along Kasambara has been wrongly thinking that he is bigger than Malawi. He thought he is untouchable and wiser than anyone in Malawi. Ralph wants everyone including God to fear him. I love this judge in the name of Mtambo.

  51. DOBO says:

    Judge Mtambo!! Oh yes, a tough and no nosense

  52. Lofesi Mchacha says:

    Raphael, tsogola ku Maula prison ukakonze malo ofikila JB, Mphwiyo ndi ena otero. Bravo to Judge Mtambo you are a judge and half, Malawi needs strong and unwavering judges like you to move forward. Money can work to certain limit beyond that justice shall prevail.
    Iwe Charles Mchacha look at Kasambara and learn a lesson.

  53. CHIVWATI NTCHI? says:

    When emotions overtake your personal thinking,you tend to reason wildly.Tamuonani .

  54. Naphili says:

    No 24 you are right| Mkaidi mpaka kusankha yekha tsiku lokalowa ku ndende| Only in Malawi

  55. pyola says:

    A Ralph vimahala vinandi. Kweni umafia

  56. Phwado says:

    Hahaha!Keep it up Jugde Mtambo.You are the man!Next must be Bakili Muluzi’s corruption case on your table.Mukumva bwanji atcheya mthupi?

  57. Mwakipiki says:

    The decision by the judge is based on emotions, not professional. He’s just angered that Kasambara asked him to recuse himself, a right that anyone answering charges can make if they feel the one presiding over their case is compromised. Mtambo already has a guilty verdict on Kasambara and crew. But as judge he ought to be neutral. But here is a judge who asked the state to find out if he himself could move to revoke Kasambara’s bail. I’m not saying Kasambara is clean, no. But he innocent until proven guilty without reasonable doubt. So let the justice systems work as supposed to. Not going personal about it

  58. Bails can be denied.its not new.he still can come out if he proves himsel not guilty.the problem is he has since being big mouth.nevertheless i dont see anyone connected to cashgate surviving.

  59. Mphondo says:

    Apapa achita katondo

  60. musisipala says:

    Let justice prevail. Kasambala must be remanded in jail. Innocent people are languishimg on remand.r,why kasambala
    ,, he is a terrible mafia. He misled JB

  61. MaiMai says:

    But RK should really have behaved himself other than fighting with judges . You can’t do that and expect all judges to just look on. Shame. I wonder how this tiny girl Maggie Namizinga calls Mafia like RK husband? ???? This lady must be a mafia also. Kayatu some times you don’t feel sorry for him.

  62. Chile1 says:

    Personal issue zimupwetekesa Kasambara. Politics at its center place.

  63. Peter Mathanyula Wakuba says:

    Ask Bushiri to pray for you. Let him capture you as a free man in the spirit then walk with you on air out of jail

  64. Mucracker_2 says:

    H K,
    Is this a personal vandetta? Were you shared the cake? So H K you are crying for spilled milk? Pitani muzikadyera ku Prison konko nonse.

  65. rough masambara says:

    Raphal umazitenga nngati wa nzeru za malamulo ndiwe wekha ana akuyalusatu. The late Bingu was right to say that you are a croooooooooook!

  66. Tati Kalongonda says:

    Amazolowera ameneyo, akasungidwe! Kukula mtima, amazithemba ngati ndani?

  67. Only Democrat Left says:

    Malawi is now in such a mess that only the very Judiciary that was busy killing off democracy by granting injunctions to MP’s who prostituted by crossing to ruling party, can now give oxygen to democracy to survive by bringing to account all the looters including THIEF NO 1, Peter Mutharika!

  68. Prodigalson says:

    Hey,nkhani yonse ikambidwe ndipo ithe alikundende komweko asapasidwenso bail.

  69. Charombanthu says:

    Orange necktie. I read something in that attire…

  70. His Excellency President Mkango Lion Chivomorezi Chisokonezo Manthakanjenjemereza says:

    Amangidwe mbolo ameneyo ndi ku mamukhwekhwereza

  71. Ralph Kasambala says:

    Pepani bwana Michael Mtambo….ine chigamulo chanu ndalandira ndipo ndikuvomera kupita ku ndende…kokko..maaaaa (stumering) ndimamapeepempha kutiiitii ndi kkaaakalowetsedwe pa Friday cozzzziz I have family issues to sort out.

  72. Ameneyi amadana ndi ine ndithu. Choncho ndili wokondwa kuti ameneyi akhale ku ndende munthu woipa uyu. Fotseki

  73. ASIYATU says:

    PITALA UNJOYEREPOTU

    NAWENSO UZALOWA NDI ANZAKOWO

    AKUKUPUTSISA NDI DZIKO ILI

    LIMATEMBENUKA !!

  74. Lululu Mata akutheradi. Kutamika iwe kwambiri mmalo mozichepetsa unali tukumu. Pano ndi pamene umudziwe Mulungu weni weni amene amayenda pa madzi osati za satanic umadziwa zija zoyenda malele ndi za iPad kkkk. WA ona nyatwa uloya wonse bala wakumana nao ma loya anzako. Kkk siunati Nanga akati zaka 15. Ukanakhala chete siukanapusa ndiyenso kuti chitsiru chamai chibwere chidzapereke umboni ndiye liti . Jb ndi amene atakukhaulitsitse kwambiri chifukwa ndi Mai oipa mtima sabwera. Bushire apange miracle mupezeke kuti muli kunyumba.

  75. VYOTO says:

    Surely, Kasambara judgment was wrong to represent himself in a case like this one. His professional judgment got so compromised in the processes to the extent that he could not even read between the lines that his mere engagement with the judge in a war was a losing battle. One does not have to be a lawyer to have correctly read the situation. He(Kasambara) crossed the line. Period. There are also some pointers in this case that judge Mtambo and Ralph might have some old issues to sort out amongst themselves.

  76. Jobe says:

    Justice Mtambo, do not be influenced by politicians. Follow logic and facts. You will quote me again in 8 months time. Get my word.

  77. salanje vs bushiri says:

    nyansaland palibenso. mkayidi kuchita kusankha yekha tsiku lokalowa ku nzande?

  78. symon says:

    nonsense

  79. Truck says:

    GOOD WORK JUDGE MTAMBO IF YOU FEEL SORRY FOR CASHGATERS THEY WILL END UP KILLING YOU CASHGATE JUDGES MUST GO AND ROT IN JAIL ITS WHERE THEY BELONG JUST LOOK MALAWI GOVERNMENT DONT HAVE MONEY BECAUSE OF THIS EVIL PEOPLE CHISONI CHNAPHA NKWALI KIKI!

  80. Peter says:

    Pepani

  81. Jabulosi says:

    He should have been locked up long time ago!!!! So crooked in his conduct beyond human being!!!!!!

  82. H. K. says:

    Mphwiyo is one of the big fishes but he is being sheilded for unknown reasons while the judges are waisting money on cases of no importance as conspiracy of murdering a criminal as Mphwiyo. You think donors are happy with the way you are conducting these cases. You can go on personal vendetta but the truth will come out one day.

  83. Obanda says:

    Tiyenazoni Big man Mtambo,Azafa imfa yowawa.

  84. Chathunya says:

    Kkkkkkkkk zikatha sasekana abale nthawi yamukwanila.

  85. balala says:

    Apa nde yalakwatu, kodi khotinso limalo litagamula kumupasa masiku munthu asanakalowe muchitokosi? Kapena akufuna asowe.

  86. chimuponho says:

    if u cannot beat him just join him otherwise kasambara sakuthekaso apo.

  87. Tchaka says:

    Paja munkati kasambara yekha saatheka? Siuyu akutsika mu galimoto yokutha matayala iyi- ambwe boma pake siili aliyense amene akudziwa kuti ananyambita zokuba ndibwino kungozipereka kkkkkkkkkkk- more fire our justice kkkkkkkkkk

  88. Nchonde says:

    Maggie Kasambara up for grabs

  89. citizen says:

    dance ya fika pa chimake d j akufyantamula nyimbo

  90. lizi says:

    Kunyada konse kutheratu

  91. Masharubu says:

    Don’t worry Bwana Kasambara . Prophet Bushiri is coming to Maula Prison very soon while “walking on air” to snatch you from the prison cell .

  92. Therere says:

    its now time for the big fish

  93. ANICHE says:

    Koma zafikapodi mpaka Kasambla kukamulowetsa, amatumbwa kwambiri ngati kuti ma judge onse ndi mbuzi, nthawi yakwana yokha, nyengo yakwana amfunse mzake walowa dzana uja chief cashgate. Nkhawa yanga tsopano ndiyoti woyang’anila akayidi alemera kwambiri, anthuwa ali ndi mabillion ndipo achita chilichonse kupha mitu ya woyang’anila iwo powafumbatitsa ka MK100 000 kokha basi ndiye kuti azikhala ngati ali ku nyumba kwao komanso ngati sakonza njira zoti amenewa aoneka ngati athawa

  94. What are you saying Malawiyano? Kodi ndiwe Muhinya kapena ndani? Do you Arthur Peter Mutharika? If you don’t, you will.

  95. mapapaya says:

    Ife timaganiza kuti a Kasambara amaposa lamulo

  96. nyamsambara says:

    maji afika mkhosi eeeh ehh, ulendo uja ndi umenewu. u mafia watha .

  97. njuli says:

    apite ku maula ameneyo munthu wokupha ndi wokuba ndalama zumisonkho zathu, judgement should be delivered soon amsatire Lutepo anthu wopanda chifundo ndi dziko lawo

  98. Malawiyano says:

    You were once a DPP in the government of DPP and a Minister Of Justice why can’t you revile the MWK577b which will disturb the Peter DPP government ? DPP is sitting on an explosive it needs someone to set fire and once it explodes Peter will be brought to zero.

  99. Lake Malawi says:

    Heheheherdeeehhhh zavuta zinthu; matama onse balala more fire Judge Mtambo

  100. Sure says:

    Nanga Kalonga, Mphwiyo and chapaphewa atengedwa liti?

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