Kasambara accuses state of intimidation tactics in Mphwiyo shooting case

As the continuation of the trial in which six accused persons are answering charges of attempted murder and conspiracy to commit murder of former Ministry of Finance budget director Paul Mphwiyo, the defence accused the state on “deliberate intimidation” to some of the accused persons.

Defence lawyer and accused person Ralph Kasambara accused the State of deliberate intimidation

Defence lawyer and accused person Ralph Kasambara accused the State of deliberate intimidation

During the preliminary deliberations  in Lilongwe High Court registry before Blantyre-based High Court judge Michael Mtambo, lawyer Ralph Kasambara who is representing himself said the state is applying tactics aimed at tarnishing the image of some accused persons.

“My Lord, I want to put it in record that the state is deliberately arresting some of the accused persons to deliberately tarnish their image not only in court but also to the general public,” said Kasambara in reference to the arrest of Dauka Manondo.

Nyasa Tmes reported last week that Dauka was arrested recently on suspicion that he wanted to kill witnesses and prosecutors.

In response, Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) Mary Kachale said her office has nothing to do with the arrest of Dauka.

“The police did not act on any instruction from the office of the DPP for the arrest of anyone let alone Mr Dauka Manondo,” she said.

Kachale is also on record accusing the defence team in the case of employing ‘mafia-like operations’ to intimidate State witnesses.

The court continued with lawyer Wapona Kita cross examination of the lead investigator Superintendent Kankhwala 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.

The six accused persons answering charges of attempted murder and conspiracy to commit murder include former minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs Ralph Kasambara, businessperson Pika Manondo, Macdonald Kumwembe, who Mphwiyo identified as the shooter, Dauka Manondo, Robert Kadzuwa and Osward Lutepo.

Lutepo is yet to enter his plea but the rest pleaded not guilty.

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41 thoughts on “Kasambara accuses state of intimidation tactics in Mphwiyo shooting case”

  1. Mendulo says:

    Some of the ways to get away with a crime is to discredit witnesses (or eliminate them), alter evidence by making ficticious claims and introduce new suspects all to distort or confuse the case. The State must wake up to these tactics and counter them

  2. mike bumbwe says:

    there is no case here.the useless police prosecutor cant talk sense in court rubbish

  3. Currently 2 suspects represented by kasambava have lost their cases and are rotting in jail.So kalekeni ka ralph kachale akapanga tembenu muona.

  4. ZACHIBWANA says:

    PROVING BEYOND REASONABLE DOUDT, HEARSAY UPON HEARSAY, PERJURY, MAFIA VS MAFIA, WHO CONSPIRED TO KILL, WHO ATTEMPTED TO KILL, WHO SAW WHO ATTEMPTED TO KILL, WHO REALLY FIRED THE GUN, RIFLE OR WHAT, WHO IS FOOLING WHO, USING HOW MUCH TAX PAYERS MONEY, UNTIL WHEN??????????????????????????????????????????????????

  5. milandu iyi yitha zakazaka,ngati ya bakili,

  6. JB says:

    hahahaha haters of kasambara simuzatheka….cant you see the prosecutors are finding it difficult to come up with tangible evidence against kasambara????….He its not kasambara who is delaying the case but Mrs Kachale (DPP) is deliberately doing it. Some of us are following this case and sometimes its good to comment on issues you have knowlege of. Muzafa ndi BP when kasambara is walking free in this case.

  7. kamale says:

    The way of truth and love has always won, there have been tyrants and murderers who for a time seemed invincible, but in the end they always fall. Kasambara and team, behold the ides of your fall!

  8. GRM says:

    Trend has been set. NO ONE WINS CASHGATE OR CASHGATE RELATED CASE. Amalawi Zikomo. TIWAFINYA AMENEWA

  9. khwimazgambo says:

    upedwe bwa woyamba iwe

  10. mashabera says:

    panic mounts and mounts. From a mound to a hill and going to a mountain soon. Cashmbala and Looterpol and manualdoor have all some thing to tell.

  11. Please do not mix stories. We wanted to read on how the state intimidates people. The cross examination of the lead investigator a Mr Chilinda by Wapona Kita should be another story.

  12. Alungwana says:

    Kasambara will get richer very soon

  13. Khalika says:

    Truth will out

  14. njolomachipilingu says:

    Why has death forgotten Kasambala?

  15. CHEKUCHEKU says:

    Akasambara Munya Muona..

  16. Waya waya says:

    We need those serious cases dealing with Cashgate first not za Mphwiyo izo.

  17. Kape Ntata says:

    Mbava zimenezi zikalowe : ndinena uyu mtumbuka Kasambara ndi azakewo

    1. Mtumbuka Kapena Kasambala says:

      Pachifukwa chotchula za mtundu, ine ndipemphelela mtumbukayo. Muzingokhalira kunyoza mitundu ya innocent people! Mtumbukayo awuwina mulandu ngakhale ndikudziwa kuti he has a case to answer. Koma chokhalira kunyoza mtundu wanga, mtheradi, ndikupemphela mtumbukayo to walk free.

  18. Western Cambriger says:

    Kasambara ayenera kuphedwa

  19. Mashamase says:

    Imwe akulu mlandu mwawina kale uwu, palije ichi wakumanya wakambwe awa , tawana wa kumpoto Ise pa nthazi pinu

    1. KABULANGETI says:

      DZOONADI ISE TAWANA WAKUMPHOTO TIRI PKATI PAMTUMBO PINU AKASAMBARA. !!!! KASAMBARA WOYEEEEE

    2. KABULANGETI says:

      DZOONADI ISE TAWANA WAKUMPHOTO TIRI PAKATI PAMTUMBO PINU AKASAMBARA. !!!! KASAMBARA WOYEEEEE

  20. alukosyo says:

    aluta continua

  21. TIGANA says:

    Comment that’s how people of no empathy behave.they just benefit from what is not theirs.God sees you in everything you doing.

  22. MAMINA says:

    ZOKOMA ZA PA DZIKO SIZICHEDWA KUTHA

    KUNALI WANTHU WANTHU KUNJA KUNO !!

  23. Namiasi says:

    Vote MCP to end cashgate and win donor confidence.

  24. aus says:

    katangale amalawi milandu imeneyi siitha mpaka kalekale

  25. NANYATI says:

    CommentMilandu yazigandangaziyatitopesa ingozimanganitiverezina

  26. Kaybeez says:

    Ndisamukako ku Malawi kuno.Osakhalako ndi minimum justice bwanji?All our systems are corrupt!We’ll meet be4 Jesus!!!!!

  27. Bonya says:

    Kasambala should be given an honourarial PhD, hi z a big man…..

  28. chejali says:

    Kkkkkkk zamuna sasekana mawa ndife

  29. zako izo says:

    That is what we call justice delayed is justice denied.This case has took too long.Am fed up waiting for verdict,when shall it be.

  30. Apa ukuvitika ndiuzu posonkha misonkho kwa zaka zambirimbiri mulandu umozi omwewo.

  31. kbraen says:

    I always wish I can kill people like Kasambala who behave like the who Malawi is in their fuckin hands. I am from North and jst same district with him, but I am getting fuckin bored with his behavior, I wished I can have tht chance one day. Mr Kasambala u will never c the light again. That’s wy I always think Kamuzu was good, pple like Kasambala ws going to knw the fate. Foolish Kasambala.

  32. Malawiana says:

    The sun is setting so fast on Ralph.

  33. Hestings Chivundu says:

    Zisilu A DPP

  34. Kwasakwasa says:

    Zakumana mbava ndi zigawenga zokha-zokha!!

  35. Man says:

    Bwanji mlandu uneneu ukuchedwa kutha?

  36. Francis W Banda says:

    Let justice prevail

  37. Dr Moo Tha Leeker says:

    Mutibwenzere ndalama zathu a Phwiyo ndi a Kasambala

  38. bonya says:

    Shaaaa kukuchedwa kucha

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