Kasambara sentenced to 13 years jail: Malawi ex-justice minister appeals

Former minister of justice Ralph Kasambara  has been sentenced to 13 years  prison term on the count of conspiracy to murder former budget director Paul Mphwiyo.

Kasambara in armoured police van as a prisoner

Kasambara in armoured police van as a prisoner

Kasambara was convicted of conspiring to murder Mphwiyo alongside former Malawi Defence Force (MDF) soldier Macdonald Kumwembe  and businessperson Pika Manondo who faced a separate charge of attempting to murder the former budget director.

Justice Micheal Mtambo also sentenced Manondo and   Kumwembe to 15 years  IHL for attempted murderand  11yrs for conspiracy to murder.

Manondo and  Kumwembe’s sentences will run consecutively, meaning they will serve 26 years  in prison.

Mphwiyo’s shooting at the gate of his Area 43 residence in Lilongwe is believed to have exposed Cashgate, the plunder of public resources at Capital Hill.

The case, which started in 2013, has been marred with hurdles ranging from application for recusals from defence, defence being thrown back into jail for contempt of court and other excuses.

Meanwhile, the three are appealing Supreme Court against the sentence and conviction.

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Hafta
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Hafta
25 days 7 hours ago

Judge Madise will set him free on appeal in Mzuzu

Furqan Lesco
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Furqan Lesco
26 days 20 hours ago

The REAL REAL REAL culprits in Malawi. the ones who are behind all this are the high profile asians, all the money from the cashgate has been going to their shops to buy building materials etc, since 1994 they have been milking mother Malawi and building their empire abroad. Government should target them and get back what they have stolen from this country. All their properties should be taken by the government and made state owned.

Manondo
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Manondo
26 days 20 hours ago

Mfiti amaeneyu akachita appeal mumuonjedzerenso zakazo. Muchite chidzungu mumachitachi choti “Actually the highly learned Judge erred” You Kasambara deserve 50 years IHL.Komanso mumuonjezere zaka zina zoopsezera anthu

smart
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smart
26 days 21 hours ago
Malawians are more interested in knowing the cashgaters who amongst are these foue ie Phwiyo,kasambara.kumwembe and manondo.we don’t care who was shot or murdered.As you know all these four wanted to kill one other because they were all stealing our taxes inclding JB.So why rush in a murder case involving murders instead of a case involving cashgate which resulted in many people diying in the hospitals bcoz these four stole money meant to buy medicines.Ma judge /Court a kumalawi nzeru nzochepa.You should have put on hold this case and remand these pipo in jail until the cashgate cases were over
Kunyinda
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Kunyinda
27 days 3 hours ago

Hehehehedeeeeee uluuuu! The happiest day of my life. Kasambara muchitokosi. Sadyeka wadyeka ndi fupa lomwe wauza! I am loving this. Anzathu anali ma untouchable. This na gud thing ooooh i tell you. This world na small ting and this no go be small matter. What you do others go comote and do am. Watch wewell so you day pray to true God. Tchai Chinekeeee u go call. Ezemwai you go call again. This wahala na real. I hope you repent and not get pardoned for nothing.

The Analyst
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The Analyst
27 days 7 hours ago
O………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………O Whatever is the highest rank a judge can possibly rise to, in Malawi; Mtambo irrevocably deserves it. . . . Truth is, this Kasambara is no ordinary man in the legal fraternity and in Malawi – he was a powerful [influential] person; thus could twist judges’ [and other people’s] minds willy-nilly. . . . Kasambara was a graveyard of hope to any lawyer or client with a case against him. He could use his influence, threats or abracadabra, and win a case or get away with deeds, he could possibly be punished for. . . . Where a case… Read more »
APM
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APM
26 days 21 hours ago

The Analyst, you always make Nyasatimes articles an interest read even on articles that are unprofessionally articulated. I have been following

The Analyst
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The Analyst
26 days 18 hours ago

Thanks.

Kunyinda
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Kunyinda
27 days 3 hours ago

Mau. This dude was and he still thinks he is untouchable. Well chingauluke chidzatera ena adzachimanga mapiko kuti ana asewere nacho. Nthawi yakasambara yotera yafika. Zikomo judge Mtambo. Now chinjateni papiko ana adziseweretsa

VYOTO
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VYOTO
27 days 7 hours ago
LET KASAMBARA PAY FOR HIS OWN SINS FOR THE TIME BEING, SIMILARLY, PAUL MPHWIYO THE BIG THIEF OF OUR TAX MONEY,SEVEN ROTTEN MINISTERS(MWANVEKA, MSAKA,MUSSA,GONDWE,CHAPONDA, UJENI NDI UJENI..),KALONGA AND NOT FORGETTING ALL THOSE WHO ARE BEHIND THE KILLING OF LATE ROBERT CHASOWA AND LATE NJAUJU WHETHER AT STATE HOUSE OR WITHIN POLICE SERVICE OR WITHIN THE RULING DPP MUST EQUALLY FACE THE LAW IF THE DP GOVERNMENT REALLY KNOW WHAT “RULE OF LAW” IS ALL ABOUT. IF NOT, IT WILL BE A MATTER OF TIME…… OOPS! LET US KNOW FORGET THAT JUDGE MTAMBO GOOFED BIG TIME TO CONVICT KASAMBARA ON A… Read more »
Kunyinda
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Kunyinda
27 days 3 hours ago

I doubt watopetsa uyu akapume

The Analyst
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The Analyst
27 days 9 hours ago
O………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………O A aaaaa so its now official that Ralph is a prisoner? A aaaaa . . . . . . Inu, isn’t this the Kasambara who, in the early days of his trial; used to wear suits with JB’s batch while arrogantly crossing his legs (in the courtroom)?; as if saying “you are just wasting your time on me, coz I can’t be convicted”? . . . Inu, mukuti Kasambara yu, ndi yemwe anthu amati the most brilliant, smartest lawyer in town thus, knows the constitution and other laws letter by letter, from chikutiro to chikutiro; hence cant lose any… Read more »
The Analyst
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The Analyst
27 days 3 hours ago

Will Rogers

Mafuneta
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Mafuneta
27 days 9 hours ago

Hehehehe akulu anati choipa chitsata mwini. Apatu a Ralph zawatsata

Enquirer
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Enquirer
27 days 10 hours ago

Sam Ngoma and Chiphiko are doing what? Cashgating from CHAI

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