Kasambara remains ‘critical but stable’

Former attorney general and minister of justice and constitutional affairs Raphael Kasambara, remains in a critical condition at Adventist Hospital in Blantyre.

Kasambara: Critical but stable

Kasambara: Critical but stable

A family member said on Saturday that his condition remains “critical but stable”.

Kasambara, a suspect in the shooting of former budget director, Paul Mphwiyo who survived assassination attempt in 2013, has been receiving treatment for a heart-ailment.

He was remanded to prison on Wednesday after Justice Michael Mtambo ruled that his bail must be revoked because there was evidence that he infringed on the privacy of the judges, hence he did not comply with bail conditions.

Kasambara was put behind bars at Maula Prison and transferred on Thursday to Zomba Maximum Prison but was evacuated to the hospital after his heart condition deteriorated.

His brother said Kasambara “hasn’t really gotten better.”

Kasambara has since appealed for a stay on the bail revocation by Justice Mtambo who ruled on Wednesday that Kasambara’s bail must be revoked because there was evidence that he infringed on the privacy of the judges, hence he did not comply with bail conditions.

In May, Kasambara had asked Mtambo to recuse himself from the case because he was “playing the role of a prosecution advocate”, but the judge refused to do so.

 

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103 thoughts on “Kasambara remains ‘critical but stable’”

  1. chiperoni2 says:

    Whether Kasambara is sick or not , stole or not, wanted to kill or not God is the only good judge. The whole truth is we are being led by heartless mean people. You can see how Peter is abusing resources erasing all the gains his reforms are bringing in. He did it with NAC money we talked and talked conflicting explanations were given and the money went. The bank issue , we talked and talked at the end he got away with it. The UN saga we talk and talk but the money has gone. Now they have made us to obtain bank statements costing over K2000 per civil servant plus transport so that when he comes back he can plan another way of eating the same while we continue suffering. A failed state!

  2. Chilungamo says:

    Kasambala, don’t waste our time, inu mesa munali Madolo. Anthu amakutamani ngati ma Hero bt now look. Ukachenjeretsa pa dzikoli umazapusa pa sogolo. Sinunadwale inu.

  3. Zoti kasambala sakudwala zikhoza kukhala zowona. Zoti wayipisa mbili yake nzowonanso. Zoti akhoza kulandidwa satifiketi ya ulawyer ngati lecturer waku poly uja sizonamanso. Zoti akabisa status angasamaye ndizamtheladi

  4. Matchado says:

    From “Hero” to Zero .

  5. Inno says:

    Koma it’s not fair for you guyz kuti muzinamizira in dat manner, osangovomereza bwanji kuti chilungamo chioneke…

  6. ambuya chik kay says:

    bola iyeyu waapeza mankhwala. nanga amene anafa becoz mankhwala amasowa mu zipatala kamba ka kuba kwa iyeyu? no mercy for thieves

  7. truevoter says:

    nkhope siliudwalal iyi

  8. Chiphwitsi Mtibule Boss Conquilo says:

    Madzi ali nkhosi pano munali ochenjera zana amnzanu akuchenjelerani kumbuyo

  9. Anaphiri says:

    Asamanamizire Kudwala Amenewa Kuti Tiamvere Chisoni Ngati Ali Msshasha Bwanji Osanamizira Kufa. Bola Cardiac Ingowamiriza Tiwaiwale Mbava

  10. Malita says:

    Zafika pamenepa, shame!

  11. Omex70 says:

    This man has brought untold suffering to many Malawians. He fueled confusion and division in one of the Evangelical Churches in Malawi by representing the break away faction which was led by his fellow mafia who is now MP for one of the constituencies in Ntcheu. How can you destroy or help destroying the body of Christ and expect to have peace in your life?

  12. Kwangwagwa says:

    A Mtambo, Musamupangire nsanje Kasambalayu. Muzamfunatu.

  13. commenter says:

    Obviously some lessons are never learnt, we always choose to learn the hard way, Kasambara is a perfect example of such..

  14. thom Chiwindi says:

    Very bad ,

  15. Choipa chrtsata mwini,zikatha izi enawanso alowe,onse mngakuba awa angoululana okhaokha,pano nkhani yoba ndala Bakiri ndi Muthalika kuli ziii,kodi wakuba mukamupatsa udindo ndiye kuti mulandu wake watha?osamangotikulunga mmasamba ayi ndala mumabazo ndizathu.mumangoziyambitsa nkhanizi koma simuwina nkomwe.dziko lmukukanika kulikonza koma kulimbana ndizopanda pake ngati ndalamazo zibwezedwa?nanga ma US aja anapeka ku state aja?kkkkk akuc inu

  16. Mtengowagwa says:

    They are reaping what they sow
    Tiye nazoona chitanaoni agwape amenewa .

  17. Decent Citizen says:

    Koma anthu muphana ndi chuma chama cashgate pa Malawi.Ayi tikuchita bwino pa Malawi ntchito kubera aphawi.You are now busy hunting each other.Kaya tione mmene zithere.Wina ndi Mayi uyu akutokotera kunjayu kukanika kubwelera ku Malawi.Malawi is in a bad state of these greedy people who thinks the lives of ordinary Malawians is not important.Go to Govt hospitals and see how poor people are suffering because of useless corrupt system in Malawi designed to benefit a few.

  18. baggio says:

    Kalikonse kalindithawi

  19. Rainball Paint says:

    Eeesh, Kodi amupaka paint wa black?

  20. Major 2 says:

    Ukamberembere Supindula Transport.

    You greedy M..F.

    http://mashable.com/2015/09/06/malawis-prisons-overcrowded/

  21. odabwa says:

    Raphael uv’e caused untold suffering kwa anthu ambiri waziona tsopano ? Kumuuza judge kuti 13.13 nayenso wakupanga 13.13 solo ndani pamenepa.shupiti nanga tsiku LA judgement ?padziko lapansi akulu palibe shasha palibe mzimwale.mizimu ya anthu omwe munawalowetsa Ku ndende mwachinyengo yukutsatani. 13,13 kkkkkkkk

  22. the eye says:

    Nice selfie
    .do you think we are fools I know what a critical but stable patients look like and that’s not you.those machines behind you are showing that your vital signs are normal.
    Please face the music Kasambala. You are able to call executions on your enemies and now when it’s your turn in hot soup you are a cry baby.you are fool of shit.

  23. tsetsefly says:

    My environmental law lecturer, you will have the last smile. There are times when you feel the world is no longer a place to live. You might have been involved in whatever you are being accused of. This is such a time that you leave everything in the hands of the Lord to determine your fate. He can turn things around for you. After all we all know the real cashgate is yet to be unearthed. I mean the MK577B. So I would put to you that repent and genuinely receive Christ as your Lord and Saviour. Amen

  24. Ma says:

    We all reap what we sow in life, so if you see this Mafia RK like tjis, know that he has started reaping what he has been sowing. So harvesting is on abundance. He hehe! Anzako aku SunBird akugona naye mkazi wako…

  25. IBRAEGO says:

    I THOUGHT PATIENTS NEED TO BE PROTECTED. IS THERE CONFIDETIALITY HERE? ACHIPATALA WHY ALLOWING THESE UNPROFESSIONAL JOURNALIST TO TAKE PHOTOS IN ICU & POST THEM LIKE THIS.

  26. Hangman Mtambo says:

    Mtambo must be very happy wherever he is now. By revoking Kasambara’s bail and throwing him in jail, Mtambo has been playing the hangman roll. Shame on you and your tribe.

    The court’s roll is protect the suspects. It is to the state to bring forward edivence beyond reasonable doubt that a court can decide to throw a suspect in jail. What we have seen in Mtambo is very strange. It simply deduces to “kalipo kalipo and ufiti” vengeance!

  27. NGONGOLIWA says:

    PLEASE MAY SOMEONE ENLIGHTEN ME THE NATIONALITY OF THE DR WHO DEALS WITH CARDIAC PROBLEMS AT BAH. AND THEN THE MINISTRY OF HEALTH MUST ALSO BE QUICK TO SPIN ON WHY BINGU DID NOT GET THIS HELP IN HIS HOUR OF GREATEST NEED?
    I REMAMBER AN EXPATRIATE SURGION LAMENTING ON GOVT PREFERENCE OF LAWYERS TO DOCTORS SINCE THE POLITICIANS ARE CROOKS AND WOULD WANT FELLOW CROOKS TO HELP THEM WHEN IN THICK OF CRIMES.
    WELL KASAMBALA SC, IS BETTER WELL THAN SICK, AS HE HOLDS SOME PIECES TO THIS JIGSAW PUZZLE CALLED CASHGATE.

  28. sobi says:

    To begin with, I don’t have to hide my identity for I stand by what I say, day and night.

    I can not comment about this bail issue since I’m not a legal expert, neither can I comment about Mr Kasambara’s illness for I don’t practice medicine. However I have a question from all the ‘drama’ in this case.

    When a respectable lawyer and Officer of the court, in the name of Mr Kasambara, openly express his fears that the court may not grant him a fair trial, is this a way of telling the Nation that the courts are not just? I am worried now.

    If by this a summon awaits me, let it be, Job 13 vs 13, I have already been given an indication by the Officer of the court that the courts are not just, unless somebody defend this indication in the same court.

    If indeed the courts are just and there is a system, why is Mr Kasambara concerned about the matter being tried by Dr Mtambo. If the system is indeed there, is it not clear that in the event that the presiding Judge is bais there is a provision to appeal.

    My concern is simple. If the Officer of the court is not confident in the court, where he belongs, what is left with the rest of us.

    …i hope the summon is not coming, but if it comes….i have spoken my mind.

  29. Mphangela says:

    Chomwe analakwa mwini wake akudziwa.

  30. Cocoon says:

    He was ok all this time until Mtambo mentioned Prison, just the same as last time, he is sick again, I hope he is not faking it for tactic as the Lawyers in Malawi advises their clients to fall ill in prison so that they can get out but the poor do not get that chance, so the law in Malawi is only for the poor people, the rich just get away with anything. Lawyers are busy squandering client’s money and the Law Society support them as one family, God is the Judge and will take you one by one.

  31. peeping lizard says:

    mukuzunza anthu amilandu yochepa,mukusiya JB ,nanga yako ya k577bn.shame on u!!!!!

  32. Spectator says:

    Mtambo. Kachales and their freind remind me of Meretus, Anytus and Lycon. The guys who proscuted Socrates. The guys who wated the best philosofer ever. If kasambala consipired with his freinds to kill Phwiyo and the shooting of phwiyo revealed cashgate, them it is a blessing in disguise to this nation. Unless some people are not happy with the revelation of cashgate then mmmmm i see RK roting in jail.

  33. angoni apaphata says:

    Nsena walamulo…. Kkk. Iye yake ikanakhala kuba kokhako mwina tikanati bola. Yake ikukhudzana ndi kupha. Koma pamenepo simasewera. Dzina lake amati conspiracy. Muwerenge confession ya kalonga. Olo ndikanakhala ine mwina mphwiyo sindikanamuombera koma makofi okha ndikadamupatsa.

  34. Ada Banda says:

    Mulungu tengani mbavayi itsogole ku Gehena musaiwalenso aneneri onyenga ogwiritsa ntchito matsengawa ndi ma tricks kumati ma miracles

  35. mjiba says:

    hahahaha justice for the poor and the rich. many mafias have stage managed sickness like this in order to escape prison life locally Bakili Muluzi is one of them today the thug is fit as a feeble madiski analeka kupweteka azayambanso mulandu wina ukazatuluka such is the crookedness of our legal fraternity rotten to the bone and ada ralph is the chief architect. where is the prison hospital for convicts? can the prison set free on bail a convict to receive treatment in Blantre??? Does SDA hospital have a prisoners ward??? Katangale uja ndi ameneyu pachimake pakatangaleKKKKKKK

  36. Hens master says:

    Was Ralph involved in looting government money? He has never been charged with theft of public resources. How come he is suspected of taking part in the shooting of Paul mphwiyo who is the architect of looting of government money as per karonga testimony.

  37. Genesis says:

    Get well soon Kasambara

  38. Truck says:

    You can feel now because of Cashgate how many people suffer in Hospital same like you because there is no Medicine.

  39. Mtochi says:

    I am a Tonga but if this man conspired to kill i don’t care about his condition. Prisons were not built for the poor but all those who break the law period.

  40. Who said Ralph anaba nawo ndalama and which case is he involved? Be his suffering be upon ur head and ur kids

  41. Bakili style of delaying cases. Goodall Gondwe did the same and Atupele too.

  42. Josiahzz says:

    taking selfies in the hospital huh…get well soon

  43. DRAKE says:

    Quick recovery Ralph, This shows that oue prison conditions are terrible many people
    who has a rich life style dont survive in Prison.

  44. njala mchiuno says:

    Job 13vs13

  45. max nsani says:

    Did the other Tongas who “suffered” also steal government money too and caused the death and suffering of countless numbers of people? If they did like Ralph obviously did, then they deserved it. The sad thing is that Ralph is one of the sharpest and most able lawyers we have in Malawi, but have grown up in poverty, will cut every corner to get rich quick. At least he can use the stolen money to pay for treatment, countless numbers of malawians died because Ralph and his friends betrayed their trust. He deserves all this and more and should pay. May God have mercy on their souls, bloody thieves.

  46. Tina says:

    It’s a shame how corruption has been encouraged by you guys. Corruption people are highly defended, challengers have victory in theft, owning properties of deceased, lawyers very proud kunyopola ndalama za anthu okufa. What does Law Society Do? Absolutely nothing they just call and ask shares. I wish you well but guys you have crooked the country HIGHLY CORRUPTED

  47. Mwala says:

    Kodi cashgater Madula mukumusiya bwanji ku youth akuonoga ndalama za stadium using ma third party, tamufufuzani bwino Madula PS ameneyu

  48. Mukavu says:

    In the name of our Lord God you will be okey.

  49. Release Kasambara No Detention Without Trial says:

    Ada bwana very sad to see you in that condition. What’s even doleful is the fact that it is you who has had to suffer like this when those who ate cashgate money from Bingu’s reign all through mama JBs time to todate still have their freedoms.

    Your troubles remind me of our fellow Tongas like Ching’oli Chirwa, that suffered under frivolous charges, in that very dirty backward state called Malawi.

    Am wishing you well ada bwana. As for me though, I have chosen to walk the footsteps of Dr Jack Mapanje – never to come back to that primitive society till old age.

  50. phelezunje says:

    sometimes we should be serious as leaders should save pple heartdly and honestly otherwise GOD will punish us @ last of our service.

  51. Papataka says:

    Sad!

  52. levelheaded says:

    How can someone be critical and stable at the same time. Do these things go together. Critical is the opposite of the latter. Any way you just remind me of my secondary school English teacher at chipoka sec.school(Mr. Danayo).he is one of the rare breed of these chalkmen. Wish you a quick recovery the one Mr kasambala otherwise some of your friends are just wishing you dead so that they are not mentioned in the ongoing cashgate probe.

  53. Why do these rich pple always get sick whenever they enter prison?

  54. Hino says:

    Is this real?

  55. jona mtowa says:

    muchili liwi ada Kasambala titikusowani muvinandi ndipu yowatikutinkhani wakaniki wufwa pa chingwi

  56. festus mso says:

    tikungopemphera kuti akhale bwino.

  57. Anabanda says:

    Bushiri alikuti to perform miracles???

  58. phwiphwi says:

    Afera zake ameneyo ice sizikutikhuza

  59. Get well soon so that the case case proceeds uninteruptedly. Where are the touted Special Courts for Cashgate Cases?

  60. Mtavu says:

    Get well soon Ralph koma

  61. musisipala says:

    As bonafide malawianse have said this Kasambala thinks he is the only person in MALAWI who can defeat justice. He wanted to brainwash Kita but failed

  62. Masoambeta says:

    I remember Kasambara made of a joke when Bingu had a heart failure. Ailment is not a get away from jail. I wish this guy could face what suits him right, be it jail or freedom because it been long since Malawi laws have been selectively applied.
    Let’s grow up and face what we made ourselves into. Kasambara will be a destiny for himself as what he had been doing will follow him. I am not saying he’s guilty but sometimes intelligence badly used is foolishness.

  63. This is suspicious. First, it is unethical to take a picture of a sick person. What was the agreement before you took the picture? It is really surprising the circumstances under which one would be allowed to take this picture. Secondly, i still stand with the view that we need a secondary assessment by an independent medical specialist. In Malawi, we have Dr. Martin Mwaiponya who is a cardiologist too. Thanks

  64. yohane mbatizi says:

    Atuluseni a kayidi onse Akudwala apiteso kuchipatala mukukondera a kayidi olemera bwanji……

  65. vendort says:

    Get well soon. Who are we to judge u. God knows better

  66. Matama…… u talk too much lyk uu r the most educated person in malawi tsiku limodzi kundende kukomoka hahaha

  67. NYAKA 1 says:

    Zoziyamba dala coz when u know urself u act aCcordingly, mwaziona, amabelanji ndalamazo olo atangofa he complicates a lot of things

  68. Chopwichopwi says:

    I did not know kasambala is a sick person… ali ndi matenda ameneyu..

  69. Chibade says:

    Get well soon Ralph.

  70. cimanga mfiti says:

    anafa kale awa kkkkkk

  71. Akatswiri says:

    I wish you fast recovery

  72. Wa Nzeru Wa Kummawa says:

    Well the graph pattern is as stable as his face. The waves are not distorted.

  73. Benson T Phiri says:

    May God bless you.

  74. Zeleza Phiri says:

    this Tumbuka is determined to finish off the bright TONGA for no reason other than jealousy. Good luck Ralph.

  75. nick says:

    This track of rich people from court-house, to prison, to posh hospitals in Blantyre is a bit of a farce, isn’t it? Why do so many of them discover diabetes and serious heart-conditions when they are faced with the necessity to share prisons with poor people?

  76. bondera says:

    Aaaaaa ok

  77. Akasambala muchile mukakwanitsa kundende inu? Mumandinvetsa kupweteka koma zafikapa mulungu odziwa kukhululuka achite nanu mwapadela dela amen!!

  78. Bob says:

    Get well soon

  79. ChizaTukuyu Boy says:

    Get well brother!

  80. phwado says:

    Osangofa bwanji?Mukutisewera juga ngati Looterpo?

  81. Peter says:

    Free him

  82. the truth says:

    Public sympathy, its a hoax to skip remand.A well calculated move to enjoy the comfort of home indirectly.Wish you the best, first it was lutepo now its you.God is watching

  83. Benford says:

    Intelligent,alert and productive to the nation,and being AG, Malawians we trusted him,In steady of using his knowledge to develop the country, his family, his brothers and sisters then use to kill people.
    jail is your home my brother,you kill a lot of people during that time their was no even 1 medication in the hospitals.

  84. KUNO KU MAULA says:

    GOD IS A GOD FOR EVERYBODY
    RICH OR POOR
    IN PRISON OR NOT
    IN HOSPITAL OR NOT
    IN NEWYORK OR DWAMBAZI
    IN PARIS OR BVUMBWE

    HE IS A TRUE LAWYER AND A TRUE JUGDE

    TO HIM BE THE GLORY !!!

  85. kkkkk wadwalika. Bola iwe bingu anangofelatu.

  86. Thanduxolo says:

    May he get well now! However, we’ve been down this road before! Anthu otchuka kapena olemera mukamanga zimatero.

  87. nzelu says:

    Koma yaaaa

  88. GODFEARING PERSON says:

    You can be very famous on this world but before The Almighty you are useless. Just repent and start new life in Christ Jesus. It is better to have a bad start but good end.

  89. Josophat Returns says:

    tiphunzire kwa anthu ngati Kasambara. Ili ndi dzilko lathu. Tiyeni titenge mbali kuthandiza dzilko lathu ndi Nzeru zomwe mulungu anatipatsa. Tisagwiritse Nzeru zanthu kumadzuka usiku ndi a Kumwembe kumanka tipha omwe sanatigaile bwinobwino ndalama za cashgate. Tiyeni tisakhale anthu ophunzira ku sukulu za pamwamba ngati Ivy League kapena Yale, kapena Havard Koma mukabwera kuno ku Malawi nde kukhala katakwe wosolola CHUMA cha boma, omangokhalira kuvala ma chain nkhosi a golide chifukwa cha kuchulukidwa kwa ndalama zakuba za boma.

    Ife Amalawi a Kumudzi tikuyembekezabe nthawi yomwe ophunzira bwino bwino ngati inu a Kasambara mudzakhale atumiki abwino (good advocates/citizens) kwa Amalawi. Yehova akudalira inu ophunzira bwino, amene muli pa mipando yonona, omwe muli a Nzeru kuti muwatumikire anthu ake (His disadvantaged) padziko bwinobwino, popanda bodza, kudyapo, kusolola ndi kutikitana panzinthu zopanda pache.

    Kodi Amalawi ophunzira bwino Mulipo? Choose sinthani khalidwe. Atumikireni Amalawi bwinobwino. Mukhale achilungamo. Kondani dziko lanu.

  90. BigMan says:

    Chickens are coming home to roost for Ralph Kasambara. Too clever by half!

  91. jk says:

    Get well soon and face the law bwana! Gd luk as u face justice!

  92. Collin kaliati Jr says:

    Get well & face the law coz jail is stil waiting

  93. Dr. B. Chisale, MASSACHUSSETS GENERAL HOSPITAL says:

    Get well soon, if indeed you are really sick. But sickness/illness can be staged. Thus why i call upon an independent assessment by a qualified and competent medical specialist. Not this Dr. Tiffany Priester but either some one local like Dr. Martin Mwaiponya and some one external. Otherwise you people play around with the laws of this country. We can not allow to be fed hogwash in this country by murderers and crooks. Oxygen therapy is not a.sign that you are very sick. That can be staged. We know that very well.

    1. Let you and your kids be on same and fake. Nzeru ndichibadwa cha banja lonse. Ask for CELA owner, same blood

  94. Tchaka says:

    Musamalembeso za ameneyu- kulibe ena oddwala kuprisonko? Aaaaaaaa- odwala ndi yekha? Wakutumani eti? Munya muona iya!

  95. Malawiyano says:

    Iphanani nokhanokho

  96. tonde wa mbuzi says:

    Get well soon.

  97. nyirongo says:

    one day Nyika shall be free

  98. Mhango KK says:

    Get well soon Kasambala

  99. Not good for kasambala

  100. Khamani !! says:

    Achitsiru awa. This guy could have been one the country’s greatest legal minds and assets but he got hoodwinked into flashy bs.

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