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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113 thoughts on “Kasambara back in hospital in ‘serious’ heart attack”

  1. zebron henry banda says:

    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.

  2. Nansani wa chingoni says:

    Dramma!

  3. Palikanthu says:

    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 Malawi from ungodly, unaccountable leadership that punishes the poor and rewards the rich.
    Holy Spirit purge us of the demons that steal, kill and destroy and restore us to our former Glory in Jesus Christ’s name

  4. Commenter says:

    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!!

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

  6. WAMISALA says:

    WODWALA AMENEYO ???

    MMASO MULI GWaaaa !!!

    MADILAMA OKHA OKHA

    CHILUNGAMO NDI REPORT ANALEMBA MNZUNGU UJA BASI

  7. mtima wa nyani says:

    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

  8. amfana says:

    chonde akhoti musiyeni munthuyi walapa basi.

  9. tz says:

    koma shasha ameneyu atheka?

  10. Rassel says:

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

  11. Alex carlos makawi says:

    Chouluka tsiku lina chizatera…

  12. mapwevupwevu says:

    Rough Kasambara!!!! Unatikwana nalikukuti iwe!

  13. Ada Banda says:

    I come from Nkhata-Bay koma SAKHWI uyu eish!!! Is a shame. Tangokonzani tiyiwale za fisi ameneyu mwina anthu unkumakamba za phindu osati za mbava imeneyi. Mbava zinzako zinafa pa 20 July ku Mzuzu iwe zinakuphonya pati?

  14. willybetha says:

    Koma Zakazo akakupasani mukalimba?bail ndi kuchipatala basi limbikila style ndi wekha koma ukunama sakutaya anthu akwiya.

  15. George says:

    Ok ndimene zikukhalira et?

  16. blessings says:

    Their is a need for mob justice ku ma lawyer’wa,panafunika kuyamba kuwathethetsa cause these are the ones who are destroying our country,can somebody school me on any positive contribution of law society in Malawi in last 5 years ago?law society!!!!zauchitsiruu……

  17. sikono says:

    kauluka tsiku lina kadzatera. kang’oma kolira kwambiri sikachedwa kuphwanyika. akuluakulu anatero. ndizimenezotu a kasambara. munatchuka ngati kuti mudayamba kukhala lawyer ndinu pa world pano. ndiye usova wakula watha mbale wane

  18. Salim says:

    Wakula watha uziwona woyipa iwe,kutsogoza mzako umati ndi chiya iyyyyyaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

  19. mwana mulopwana says:

    Get well soon Ralph, I know that you family is passing though heavy turbulence but this will end soon, I wish you a vey quick recovery

  20. Gama says:

    Pakali pano Kasambala ndi oganizilidwa mpaka khoti idzagamule.

  21. Gama says:

    Msyeni mulungu akhale mulungu.

  22. KALULU says:

    Anyongedwe ku chipatala komweko kupusa pano ukanakhala uta saver chaka kuti utuluke ku NDENDE koma Wekha kuchulukitsa zithu galu iwe Ralph Kasambala. Akubaya wakanjinji kumeneko unya utambalalanaye tikakutaye

  23. chefourpence says:

    may he die in agony

  24. On behalf of Malawian depending on electricity we are complaing about blackout sabotage in Escom switching off power 3am while people are a sleeping this will encourage thieves in our homes please we know you want let this government down avoid politics help Malawian CSO please let us match to Escom.thank you this is my concerns Lilongwe in blackouts Mbava zitasa price already up

  25. Maseko says:

    Kasambala wamwalira koma madotolo akumwayiwathu akubisa

  26. Watcher 30 says:

    Why are you leaving Mphwiyos scot free?Its time Phwiyos was also taken to task.He stole alot from the tax payers the same with her big Momma Joyce who is cooking alot of stories to have sympathy from the downtrodden Malawians.We need justice about our taxes thrown into drain because of the greed of the few.We are fed up with selective justice.

  27. Chemwali chimwene says:

    Koma masewera anabala mwana wamwamuna, kunamizira kudwala utha kupitirira nazo izi.

  28. Carlos says:

    Ralph, this is now your time to tell your story before you go and meet your maker. You have nothing to lose since you will be dead within 6 month. Personally, I think Paul Mphwiyo deserved what he got and I wish you (sorry, whoever shot him) should have finished the job! The people of Malawi deserve to know the truth about cashgate, and you Ralph has a piece of that puzzle. So consider this as your last will and testament, Mr SC.

  29. wanya nayo says:

    kasambala u r my hero even if …..mlandu unatha kale and u r the winer ….abomawa akuopa kukupasa ndalama mwansanga thats y akukukanila bail….koma azakupasabe osadandaula iwe deal pawekha …..

  30. GMO says:

    Kodi onse mundendezi atati adzingoti mtima, bp mudziwatumiza kuzipatala of their choices? Chepetsani tsankho. Treat all equally not by positions, kudziwika etc. Muli ambiri mu ndendezi akudwala genuine illness koma poti siudziwika cant access proper treatment. Dziko likuona. Speedy recovery.

  31. Wakufuna Kwabwino says:

    Wazunza anthu ambiri galu ameneyu. He thought he was indispensable. Atonga ndi anthu akhalidwe labwino kwambiri koma fisi ameneyu amaipitsa mbili.

  32. Phinifolo says:

    Enamu mwamuchita kale judge and conemn Kasambara eti? Amati suspect Kodii inu mutauzidwa kuti akukuganizirani kuti mwapezeleredwa mukuchindana, koma inu eni ake simumachindana, koma munangogonerana, muvomera kuti mumachindana kapena mukana. Ndipo penepa munachindanadi kapena ayi? Fotseki!

  33. True Man says:

    Malawi’s prisons are really prisons, no rich man remanded and got out healthy.

  34. a chale Phillipchalel says:

    he must die we are suffering just because of pipo like him anthu adyera amafuna ife tidzisauka iwowo nkumalemela kkkk kkkk kkkk kkkk kkkk asova

  35. Mirella K says:

    from LLB (Honours) to BAH. Ok!

  36. U are right devisadvocate. Kasambala is not in the hospital. If you look at EKG it is nt the way it should be. Am a nurse working here in UK if he is in the hospital he should have died by now. All the lines on EKG are straight it means his heart is stop. Why behaving like fools and yet educated mwawantu?. Pleaese read Donald Trump about you blacks. He is right.

  37. It can happen that Kasambalas heart is not good with strees. His immunization can be low when a person with his status get strees. These guys facked a lot of women with stolen money. Even Mphwiyo is not a victim. Its just a bullet missed him. It could have been better he had died. Good for poor Malawians. Mafia shoot each other when they dont share or cheat each other. These people formed a mafia like in South America or Russia. We hear when they shoot each other. That is what happened in Malawi with MPHWIYO. A man is a bustard. No mercy for him. 5 girls with parcio cars and paying rent for them. Just like Namata. Girlfriends ar feeding him at the prison. But for how long? They will find other victims to chop their money. Good for girls. Stupid men who cheat on their wives.

  38. Ushasha apa wamara dont play with govt and there is nobody above the law let the justice take its course.

  39. Achimwene says:

    Kuba chuma cha amphawi zotsatila zake zimakhala choncho, koma pafunika awone zomwe zinameta Nkhanga mpala.

  40. Professor Dr. James Napwiri Phiri says:

    Aloya anzeru zataninso nanga?

  41. Malawi and Malaswians ares rotten. Where do they allow someone charged with murder. Kasambala is not only a suspect of murder he is also lauderer. So he does not need to wok to make a livinb. He has the money. What about the poor Malawians who has nothing because of people like Kasambala. He is building a reaction hall in area 47 sector 3. A land which was meant for building churches. How did he get that land? The whole land reform is corrupted. Land is divided among politicians.Malawi does not belong to Malawians but politician. During Kamuzu Banda even none politician like me got a land.

  42. Resinate says:

    MLS are just a waste of space, the President Suzi Banda is a classmate of the lawyers, he is always backing them when they steal money from their client, he is a father figure, there is no justice, people should deal with these lawyers by themselves to have real justice in Malawi. These Lawyers just think they are untouchable. People wake up! they keep on manipulating the case to make lots of money for nothing, try not to give them any cases. Kaya akaba kuti.

  43. chikasa ndumgu says:

    la 30 limakwana basi! ambuye chiliseneni munthuyu kut amalize kuyakha mulandu.

  44. Ndanena says:

    Times are finally catching up y lord this in malawi intellectuals passing through this

  45. KAMUZU BANDA JR says:

    Ralph Kasambara — Alhaji Onani is waiting for you. I hope you do remember him, you piece of shit

  46. padoko says:

    Ralph is no worse that each one of us saying no sense here. Convict or no convict, everyone deserves good health. We all have our shortfalls in life no matter how covered we may seem to be. God is the best judge. Get well soon Kasambala.

  47. Abambo says:

    Komatu asafe mumuwuziretu. Akuyenera ayankhe kaye milandu kenako azunzike kaye

  48. adekoness says:

    All the pipo wishing kasambara ill, take care u may find yrself in hell and kasambara in heaven. Mulungu alibe nzake remember the thief at the cross wen Jesus was crucified. Let God who is lawyer of lawyers and judge of all judges take up this case. Lets us wish him quick recovery and the rest leave it to God lest we sin and go to hell wen we die.

  49. Miko says:

    Zikupita za cashgate ndalama bwana

  50. Atate Rashid says:

    What you fake is what you get. Musiyeni ngati akunamizira ndithu adwalano zenizeni ndipo aona polekera.

  51. Sad development indeed

  52. mbuyankhoma says:

    This is the beginning of kasambala’s end.many thanks though,for dramatizing,this case.

  53. devilsadvocate says:

    He is buying time. The rich don’t stay in prison the buy freedom. Think about this, lafaelo Ali Ku ICU he stays in a well furnished isolated room. To visit him you book an appointment, then doctors rush in and insert those pipes to make it look as if he is on oxygen. The moment you turn your back pipes are pull off basis kandudu make ka chamba pha life is good. Those with eyes see a sick person does not look like him.

  54. mbanga says:

    time is against him. proceed to hear his cases before he kisses the earth. He must kiss the earth a convict.

  55. malani says:

    Ralph kasambara akutha like makatani

  56. mlanjira says:

    Kodi bwanji mphwiyo ali mfulu and staying in his home?

    Akanakhala mphawi kalekale ali ku ndende without any medication and left to die. God is the final judge

  57. sapitwa says:

    Graph yo pa chinchinicho chikusonyeza kut ali bwino! KKKKKK!

  58. NYAOPE says:

    Truth shall always prevail, as there’s only one true God. You can buy time for now, you can run left and right, backward and forward.but as you’re approaching the Dead-End, even the toes of your feet notifies you that there’s no more running ,and if you force,you will only hit the concrete wall and fall to the hard ground. And that’s the end of the drama. As to every story, there’s The End.

  59. Umbuli ndi matenda says:

    Man awa ndi drug addict. No matter how start u can be but if u are a user only rehab and Jesus can cure this drug demon. You need drug rehab not mwaiwathu.

  60. enoch says:

    Naye aone zokhoma

  61. okey says:

    Nchifukwa chiyani Kasambara sindinamveko kuti ampanga admit ku chipatala kamba kamavuto mtima nthawi yomwe anali Attoney General, Minister of Justice olo akakhala kuti sali kundende?

  62. Mphwache says:

    Wamwanso Viagra uja. I hope you know the dosage, we lost an MP at Beitbridge due to this.

  63. Despite what he is alleged to have done but he is still a human being a son of our land. Who is sin free that can judge Kasambara. I for one I pray for his speedy recovery cos he is a human being.

  64. MWANA WA NGONI says:

    AFE NDITHU WAKUBA UYU

  65. Nyanya says:

    Olo atafa Kasambala tilibe naye ntchito. Mbava yamunthu iyi komanso crook yakufikapo.

  66. DOGFEARING PERSON says:

    You sinners please repent, see how your friends are ending with life. Do not trust these fake men of God or prophets. They are not able to help Joyce Banda and she is now giving up also to face reality of sinful life.

  67. DOGFEARING PERSON says:

    You sinners please repent, see how your friends are ending with life. Do not trust these fake men of God or prophets. They are not able to help Joyce Banda and she is now giving up also to face reality sinful life.

  68. Nyika justice says:

    we need your expertise. get well soon, mr kasambara.

  69. Akatswiri says:

    Get well soon

  70. Nabanda says:

    Sakudwala maganizo amenewo

  71. Mbuya says:

    Ine ndie sindikumumvera chisoni…..mwina atumbuka anzake akumumvera chisoni, their so call bright lawyer turned thug

    1. truth says:

      mbuya @ 42.

      wabodza iwe mukumumvera chisoni ndinuyo azilamu ache ndi azipongozi ache achilpmwe ndi a chinyanja
      kumene kuchokela mai ndi bamboo make a Maggie namizinga. anthu in ndi amene munamuphunzisa utambwali mmbale wathu raphael

  72. Kabilaboza Kabuka says:

    Kasambala ndi chitsilu chakufikapo, he is buying time for his case, at the same time wasting state money and timel.Azafa infa yowawa

  73. chinkombaleza gumanyundo gowa says:

    Wishing him good health, so that justice can be dealt with accordingly.

  74. Ndiwokufa ifa eti Nanga Mata onse aja. Tsopano zaoneka chifukwa chiani Ali desperate kwa Bushire. Mulungu yekha paiye yekha osati kudzera mwa munthu wina ndi amene akhathane ndi vuto lako.

  75. benjnes says:

    HA!HA!HA! SO YOU NOW HOW IT FEEL WHEN YOU ARE IN JAIL. YOU SHOULD REMEMBER HOW MANY INNOCENT PEOPLE HAVE SUFFERED BECAUSE OF YOU. YOU WILL NOT DIE BUT ROOT IN JAIL THAT IS YOUR PUNISHMENT FROM GOD AND ALL THOSE YOU HAVE DESTROYED OUR COUNTRY BY STEALING MISUSING SHOULD TAKE YOUR EXAMPLE BECAUSE THEY WILL FACE THE SAME TUNE VERY SOON. GOD IS GREAT AND GIVES YOU TIME. SO ALL YOU MUST KNOW YOUR TIME IS NEAR. A POOR MAN CAN NOT PUNISH BUT PRAY AND GOD IS FOR ALL AND DOES NOT SELECT.

  76. feooka says:

    osangofa bwanji kodi opanda pake wakwiBA

  77. losco says:

    Kasambala get well soon, I lv u.

  78. honey says:

    get well soon mr kasambala

  79. NYONYO says:

    koma bale kasambala ndi actor wankulu waiwonera patali kuti akalowanso wangodwalanso eish..apa khoswe wapanikizika

  80. Mbiyazodooka says:

    This is strange. What kind of ailment only attacks when one is in a prison cell? Either he is allergic to prison or he is faking it all.

  81. Mzungumbuli says:

    No matter how high the bird may fly, one day it will descend and land. In life there is always a moment of truth. Tsonotu ndangodutsamo sindidathyole nkhwani. Koma ndiye madala kasambala wapezekatu.

  82. Billiat says:

    Tangofani mukapume. Odzakulira iwe ndiochepa

  83. MPIRA WA MAPAZI says:

    Kasambara muyeso womwe umayesa nawo a nzako womwewo udzayesedwa nawo ungopilira ayise

  84. Andrew says:

    Anthu oipa ngati awa ingowapatsani injection ya poison basi kuti ithere 50-50

  85. Eyetu ukhalira yomweyo ya ma heart attack phwanga sunati

  86. Nyasosera says:

    All the Best Ralph. Need further examinations to understand better your condition

  87. Mr. Kasambara just die in order to run away from the bad spirits that torment you.

  88. Big Show II says:

    SC u brag too much now look tsiku imoza in the cooler u in serious condition,dont try to be too smart knwing u hv a weak ticker.

  89. G man says:

    Get well soon but dont take yourself as untouchable no one is above the law. Ukachila upiteso ku maximum prison

  90. Mwethu says:

    The problem with RK is that his heart condition only appears to be a problem when he is sent to prison, as long as he is freely roaming the roads of Malawi the heart condition does not come! That’s why people have doubts, anyway since he is at Mwaiwathu we know what happens to people who eventually go to Mwaiwathu. Asova.

  91. Bububu says:

    Judge Mtambo you are happy now that your collegue is suffering. Kuno ndi kunja nanu mudzaziona mungoti phee. Kumayanja lichero uku

  92. erer says:

    kasambala akuthawa kundende ponamizila kudwala uyu.

  93. g says:

    Kodi nanga nkumapangiranji zachabe mukudziwa that you can’t stand the heat. Anyhow let’s just wait and see. The money involved in paying the hospital bills must be crazy.

  94. Masharubu says:

    Zafika pa masanje tsopano . Very childish .

  95. Patrick Fred says:

    I don’t know why so many adjourns.we are tired of these issues.

  96. Lets be hnonest here Ralph was poisoned with orders from bright msaka and dausi. Chichili prison confessed. Marry kachale and mtambo were part of deal with supreme court registrar. Nothing to hide

  97. Masache says:

    Galu ameneyu watikwana.nyapapi.heart problem ndiye chani?

  98. Mgoloso says:

    Get well soon,,,,,,,,

  99. justice league says:

    Kodi ma heart attack Chifukwa cha mulandu, koma achina Amanda ku catholic university mumachinda pafupi pafupi no problem..

  100. haha says:

    Angofa iyo watikola.

  101. uyu akutionjeza heavy!

  102. cadet 1 says:

    Kasambalas life is really in danger. Lets pray for him

  103. Chipwirikiti says:

    Lamulo Ligwira Zimphona Lotsungana Nalo, Koma Ndizoonadi Lamulo Silichita Mantha.

  104. Miccateez says:

    Rafu upitatu iwe, Urimba k0di, ama0 RAFU adari 0rimbikira taruza kwambiri azidzater0 Iwe utar0wa muez0 umaesera azak0 its t, same mesure aise, udafu, mpwi0 apite its U utaambe ka, mxxxxxx kkk, tikakupeza ase,

  105. Josophat Returns says:

    In Malawi, rich and powerful people feign BP and heart attack when Sent to prison. There are always Chabechabe doctors to prepare that documentation. Doctors who swore by their mother.

    Meanwhile poor people with no money and power even if they get any complications are still kept in prison.

    For how long will you play possum, Raphael? For God’s sake this is just a remand. Start getting used to it before the prosecutors lobby the judge to whack you with a Mphwiyo sentence.

    You can bet that most of the money used to pay for these medical bills are from cashgate. Or from out of court settlements clients had with government when he was the corrupt attorney general. This is a Wapona Kita Production. Starring Raphael Kasambara, MacDonald Kumwembe.

    Did you tithe such money in order to launder it? Maybe not. Oh the devourer cometh. He will breed you dry.

  106. pwepwete says:

    Titikukhumbiyani vamampha vose ads Ralph.

  107. Sikusinja says:

    Koma ndiye mutikwanatu muzingodwala ama cash gate okhaokha, ndiye bwino zizipunguka iiiyaa

  108. Maseko says:

    KASAMBALA LERO MUKUMVA KUKOMA MMENE MUNKAFUNA KUPHA NZANU UJA MUNKANGOTI ZABWINO IWETU UFE GALU ZAYANG’ANA NGOLO MAN NDALAMA ZA CASHGATE ZIKUKOMATU MAN LERO TIKAMWERA KUTI

  109. Prof Konrad says:

    This is TOTAL Madness. Time will come when Mr Kasambala will no longer FAKE his sickness. He will soon face the WRATH!

  110. Grrrrrriiiiiiiiiiii says:

    Ku ndende sikwabwino zimangochitika chifukwa cha zokhumba za thupi,may he recover quickly and face reality.

  111. cheyo the real northerner says:

    In Malawi. Someone is in conflict with the laws, the supreme court of the land is saying he has the right to represent those who are also in conflict with the law. Two wrong making a right. The whole MLS is failing to act. Is there any seriousness with this body. Parliament wake up. You are our only hope. Come in this kind of stupidity.

  112. The Analyst says:

    “You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the times. But you cannot fool all the people all the time.” – Abraham Lincoln

    Ralph, it does not have to take a sophisticated mind to learn that you are lying!

    Any sane Malawian knows that if you really were as sick as you claim, you would be flown to India or South Africa or wherever for help. Sizikanavutanso iai, ndalama munaba kale zambirimbiri! Coz delicate as a heart is hence problems thereof; one cannot handle it with kids gloves like going to Adventist or Mwaiwathu or kwa Moffat Moyo when you know (from previous experience) that these places can’t help.

    Many a Malawian fool believe you are intelligent – for failure to distinguish between intelligence, cleverness and trickery! Cement their belief by coming up with a more sophisticated alibi. Otherwise this one has become too familiar hence slowly losing credibility!

    Take this Ralph back to prison! He is just as fit as he was on his wedding night! We can’t all be fooled all the time!

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