Kasambara back in hospital in ‘serious’ heart attack

Former minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs Raphael Kasambara has been readmitted to hospital with a recurrence of a heart attack and is in a “serious but stable” condition.

Kasambara: Critical but stable

Kasambara: Critical but stable

Authorities at Zomba Maximum Prison told Nyasa Times that Kasambara was transferred to Mwaiwathu private hospital in Blantyre overnight when his condition deteriorated.

He had been discharged from Blantyre Adventist Hospital and went on remand at Zomba jail after the revocation of bail conditions last month.

Kasambara, who is facing a charge of conspiracy to commit murder in the case of the shooting of former Ministry of Finance budget director Paul Mphwiyo, is reported in a “serious” condition.

But doctors at Mwaiwathu could not comment on Kasambara’s condition and asked for Nyasa Times to respect his privacy.

Kasambara family doctor Luano Kalongolera said there is a long history to former justice minister’s heart problem.

Meanwhile, this week Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Mary Kachale said the State took note of the guidance provided by the Malawi Supreme Court of Appeal regarding the eligibility of Kasambara to represent his co-accused Macdonald Kumwembe, a former Malawi Defence Force (MDF) soldier.

In June this year, hired chief Cashgate prosecutor Kamudoni Nyasulu asked the High Court in Lilongwe to disqualify Kasambara, a senior counsel (SC), from representing Cashgate suspects on the basis that he is either a suspect or witness in the cases.

In its ruling on Kumwembe’s appeal against conviction for contempt of court and sentence provided on October 12, the Supreme Court said the matter raised by the DPP has implications beyond the application as there are rights of Kasambara to practise his profession and earn a living and there is also involved the right of the applicant (Kumwembe) to a legal counsel of his choice.

Kachale said the State will proceed to consider whether it should file something with the Malawi Law Society (MLS) as the regulatory body and the Attorney General (AG) as the head of the bar,saying “there are so many issues at hand” but will consider “ priorities”.

Kumwembe changed lawyers and he is being represented by Goba Chipeta.

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zebron henry banda
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Kasambara is a victim of his academic record,his tribal origin, and his success that has attracted jealous from the less schooled and mamparas of politicians at large.You pple suck.

Nansani wa chingoni
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Dramma!

Palikanthu
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Too much cocaine on a daily basis now you cannot access the drug in adequate supply hence heart palpitations. God is watching… Our tax money is being abused once again. Travesty of justice CONTINUES In between these DRAMA EPISODES, RALPH should take his time to turn to God and repent. It is not too late. CONFESS and start afresh, you are forewarned, in the strongest of terms lucky you! After you repent God will be so happy to use you as spiritual change agent for the political machinery of Malawi, starting from state president. We need God’s intervention to redeem… Read more »
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At this rate Kasambara might as well just kill himself or face his persecution as he has managed to piss off almost every politician and civilian!!! Just be a man about it and face jail. You organised the police to kill the late Kwacha and the same will happen to you. Better confess your sins to God especially if you are guilty!!

emmanuel ku Dowa
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kkkkkk wat do you’mean “heart attack”? Bingu had a cardiac arrest which might differ from the above

WAMISALA
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WODWALA AMENEYO ???

MMASO MULI GWaaaa !!!

MADILAMA OKHA OKHA

CHILUNGAMO NDI REPORT ANALEMBA MNZUNGU UJA BASI

mtima wa nyani
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heart attack !!!!!!! my foot. anthu inu moti ku pilizoni ya zomba atha kucita rescuscitate hearty attack. nde ku capital city mulibe zida zodzutsila wa hati attack ngati bingu? apa nde mukupanga game ya uve, koma amakupatsani info yolakwika

amfana
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chonde akhoti musiyeni munthuyi walapa basi.

tz
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koma shasha ameneyu atheka?

Rassel
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Get well soon my dear friend Raph, God is so merciful and the storm will be over soon.. GAD BLESS YOU ABUNDANTLY

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