Kasambara risks struck off from Malawi law list after conviction

Malawi Law Society (MLS) officials say former justice minister Ralph Kasambara could be struck off from the list of accredited lawyers to practice  after  his convictiton on his conspiracy to murder case once the Attorney Peneral pens the Chief Justice Andrew Nyirenda.

Kasambara:Convicted

Kasambara:Convicted

MLS secretary general  Khumbo Soko said after the sentencing, the Attorney General can write the chief justice so that the Senior Counsel ‘s name should be struck off the lawyer’s list.

“I am not sure if he is a registered member but his name is among those of lawyers in Malawi. This means there will be a disciplinary hearing after which the chief justice will deliver his judgement on whether Mr Kasambara should be a lawyer in Malawi or not,” he said.

He said as a person, he was saddened with an abrupt but sad end of Kasambara’s flying law career.

Kasambara said in an interview as he was being pushed into a waiting police car that the judge was compromised.

“We knew about it. There was no evidence…it is alright, it is alright we will survive it,” he said.

Some lawyers however said Kasambara stand a chance of winning the case on appeal because Judge Micheal Mtambo based his ruling on phone technology called GPS.

Social and political commentator Charles Simango criticised the judge over his “shameful” determination.

He  posted on Facebook his critique on the ruling .

“It is my finding that Pika Manondo was not at the scene of the crime during the time it was being committed… But in totality, it is my finding that Manondo committed the murder (at a place and time where I have just said he was not present). Thank Heavens the TV cameras were not having me in their sights at that time because they could have shown my very bewildered face. And that was just half way through the ruling but at that moment I knew we were finished – the judge has zero sense of logic or had deliberately decided to leave it at home. It just showed that he needed to get Manondo at whatever cost because if Manondo walked he could not get his main target. What a shame, what a shame.”

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wendeka mthaka
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wendeka mthaka
2 months 6 days ago

Iwe Maggie mkazi wa Kasambala stop nonsense of posting Mphwiyo’s picture on your facebook profile.Which was why only 5 people commented about it.Umaona ngati anthu akumvera chisoni. Tikuseka kwambiri. It took a wise person to advise you to remove it from your profile. Komabe a Facebook anaziwisidwa timafuna kuti udziwe. Iwe Maggie limba mtima. Take care of the children including the child who is in Mzuzu. Sadyeka anadyeka ndi nyanga zomwe.

Vin Mongu
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Vin Mongu
2 months 6 days ago

justice has been served. these guys really tried to hide everything and it showed that they were pros. but as they say that every sad story has a silver lining. I see the trio failing in the appeal because Judge Mtambo’s judgment showed demerits and merits and connected it very well. Appeal to all please start watching CSI or CSI: NY or Miami, things of this natureare the order of the day.

0domondo
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0domondo
2 months 6 days ago

It was clear from the start that the Judge wanted Kasambala in no matter what……if one has been following this case from the start….You would clearly see that the state lacked evidence to bring down kasambala.People like Mtambo are a disgrace to the judicial system in this country

Ine
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Ine
2 months 7 days ago

Asimango nawo kungofuna potchukila. Ralph ife tikumudziwa. He thought he was above the law. Kaya a panga appeal koma wanyabe

The Analyst
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The Analyst
2 months 7 days ago
O……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………O Its laughable how a person can think himself so smart that he could annihilate all evidence. . . . And I quote, “We knew about it. There was no evidence . . . ” – (6th Paragraph) I wish Ralph had done a PhD in law (after MSc). He would have known that lack of evidence is not the same as proof of innocence. Sadly or luckily (depending on what you want), Mtambo has a PhD and knows it. . . . Ralph would also have known that in such a case as this one (where it’s almost impossible… Read more »
Counter Analyst
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Counter Analyst
2 months 6 days ago

And it seems you don’t even know the procedure of having a lawyer stricken off the roll. Why don’t you choose to mute then?

There is a laid procedure to have a lawyer removed from the roll. And that process cannot be complete if a disciplinary hearing has not been made.

I am wondering how the discplinary hearing will be conducted without his presence as he will be in incarcaration.

The Analyst
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The Analyst
2 months 6 days ago
O………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..O I dont think anyone may fail to know the procedure when the procedure is clearly explained in the story. . . . If you cared to see and not just look; or understand and not just read my comment; you would realise that all am doing is fault the procedure, as it provides a fertile breeding ground for bribes and abuse of power. . . . Your writing could have been of use, if you had told us whether or not this is the standard procedure, the world-over. But even if this may be the case, wrong is wrong… Read more »
Counter Analyst
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Counter Analyst
2 months 6 days ago

Are you sure criminal casesentertain proof on balance of probability? Which law school did you attend? Then what will civil case(s) involve? Your tutors didn’t do you any good.

The Analyst
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The Analyst
2 months 6 days ago

O………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….O
Even if one takes no side in this case, one would realise that Mary Kachale and team, failed to present evidence/proof (beyond reasonable doubt) for the trio’s conviction.
. . . And you may wish to know that “Burden of Proof (balance of probabilities in civil case)” and “Burden of Truth (beyond reasonable doubt, in criminal case)” are theories people learn at school, but in real life, the distinction is subtle and almost non-existent. And in legal matters, “Almost” does count.
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old lady
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old lady
2 months 6 days ago

Yaa! tell this retard “analyst” the truth he thinks he knows better

Timve Nyirongo
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Timve Nyirongo
2 months 7 days ago

End of Kasambara, Judge Mtambo well done. What does Simango know. Another useless person like Kasambara. Kasambara mwana wako wu Mzuzu uja avutika.Amuthandiza ndani poti mayi ake is only a Secretary. Moyo ulimbatu.

Phwisa
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Phwisa
2 months 7 days ago

The guys was a mafia. He deserved it.Kasambala if he were clean would not have any association with the other two criminals. He has to appeal. Remember ‘kicks of a dying horse’. Even a chicken which has its head cut off it ends up kicking you.

Kazingodyani Makoswe
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Kazingodyani Makoswe
2 months 7 days ago

Simango, one of the fairest Malawians who doesn’t get involved in tribalism, has seen this as not justice. That is it!

Malawian
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Malawian
2 months 6 days ago

Chimango is an associate of Ralph’s. Remember that stolen laptop incident at Capital Hotel?

Chikopa
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Chikopa
2 months 7 days ago

Who is Simango? Where has he practiced law for him to be amazed?

Kuzingodyani Makoswe
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Kuzingodyani Makoswe
2 months 7 days ago

Simango, one of the fairest Malawians who doesn’t get involved in tribalism, has seen this as not justice. That is it!

Jelbin Mk
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Jelbin Mk
2 months 7 days ago
Eve if Mtambo had a vendetta against kasammbara as Kasammbara claimes no one can take it seriously because of Kasammbara’s own behaviour throughout the trial, he named the judge all sorts of names and worse enough threatened to punch him. If you remember very well, I said this before that Kasammbara was handling this case carelessly without considering the consequences. He at many times asked the judge to recuse himself a sign many suspected that he wanted to go on judge shopping a practice he is suspected to have been doing throughout his career as a lawyer. He forgot that… Read more »
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