Kasambara verdict on Mphwiyo shooting to be shown live on Times TV, rules Malawi judge

Judge Micheal Mtamba makes legal history in Malawi, ruling that the  judgement in the case in which former Minister of Justice Ralph Kasambara SC and McDonald Kumwembe who are being co accused of conspiring to murder former Malawi budget director Paul Mphwiyo, will be televised live on Times TV.

Kambara: Court orders judgemeny should be live on television

Kambara: Court orders judgemeny should be live on television

The judge set July 21 for his determination.

Times TV applied to court for broadcasting rights of the  judgement day.

And in his ruling on Tuesday, Mtambo said Times can go ahead to broadcast the judgement.

Howevere, he gave the restrictions that Times TV should cover live in court when the judge enters the courtroom until when he will finish reading his judgement.

Former justice minister Kasambara, businessperson Pika Manondo and former Malawi Defence Force soldier Macdonald Kumwembe will be in the dock waiting for their fate.

Kasambara was found with a case to answer, while Manondo and Kumwembe were found with conspiracy to commit murder.

Speaking to Nyasa Times, lawyer for Times TV, nnocent Kalua hailed the court;s decision as “groundbreaking” for the media giant in Malawi, the Times Group.

The judge has ” ruled that Times TV can beam live the judgement  and Malawians will watch the judge delivering the ruling,” said Kalua.

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13 thoughts on “Kasambara verdict on Mphwiyo shooting to be shown live on Times TV, rules Malawi judge”

  1. prof. Odiyayo says:

    I managed to read the judgement. It reads, “based on the evidence and argument provided by the prosecuting team, there is inconsistencies to convince this that RK SC has a case to answer before this court… I therefore acquit him.” This tells me that justice is the way to go done by real intellectuals. Bravo Mtambo LLD and RK MS to show that you do not personalize issue but you do according to how it should be.

  2. Mmalawi okhumudwa says:

    Prison is not meant for the rich in Malawi.. this guy as much as i don’t like him won’t be found guilty yathu ija amalawi..plus this lawyer is now affiliated with ….so that means not guilty
    God is watching

  3. The Analyst says:

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    THE HAWTHORNE EXPERIMENTS

    In the 1920’s Elton Mayo and Fritz Roethisberger conducted a series of experiments at the Hawthorne plant of Western Electric Company (U.S.). In one of the experiments, light intensity was altered to examine its effect on workers productivity.
    . . . when lighting in the factory was improved, workers’ productivity increased.
    . . . surprisingly, when the lighting was poor, productivity still increased.
    OBSERVATION
    . . . The productivity increased even in poor lighting conditions, because the workers knew they were being watched/observed.
    CONCLUSION
    . . . Individuals modify an aspect of their behaviour in response to their awareness of being observed/watched. This is called the Hawthorne Effect (even in everyday usage).
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    People may underestimate the power of the Hawthorne Effect,
    . . . but if they just look back and see what it did to PAC members when they had an audience with APM (which was beamed live); they will understand. They were as blank as clueless as who cares what.
    . . . It is therefore, my sincere hope that the Hawthorne Effect will not overtake judge Mtambo judgement; thus make him twist justice (for or against these people), as the proceeding are to be beamed live; and people will be watching/observing.
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  4. chitimbe says:

    I think Mtambo has personal hatred towards RK.

    1. zoona says:

      Just keep quite you. RK will not be found guilty. Mary Kachale bungled the case. She is emotional and unfocused. RK was just TOO GOOD FOR HER.

  5. Sasani says:

    That’s good the case is for national interest. Every one is determine to see the end results of this cases

  6. Pido says:

    Kasambara was found with a case to answer, while Manondo and Kumwembe were found with conspiracy to commit murder. – Tikutanthauza kuti chani? What “case to answer” does Kasambara have hanging on his neck? Tilembereni zoti tipezepo nzeru

    1. KOMA KUMENEKO says:

      Ineso ndimvenawo pamenepo a case to answer, i thought hearing inachitika kale this is final judgement?

      1. Jim Jim says:

        Inde, case to answer ndekuti chani?

    2. Alfred Minjo says:

      To answer your question, get your ears glued to the Times TV Live for reading of the case and its judgement on 21st July.

  7. BIGGIE says:

    Thats a big plus

    1. stephano says:

      This is how the judge had put it. In law these phrases are not the same.

      1. smart says:

        ife za zophanazo tilibe nazo ntchito.onsewo ndi mbava koma tikufuna cashgaters to be tried and judged.phwiyo,kasamabala,manondo etc shud be be judged for causing alot of shame and deaths as a result of looting our taxes.kodi a malawi tizisekelera kuti mbava akukazigamula chifukwa chofuna kuphana polimbanirana misonkho yathu..ayi…kuphana mkwawo koma tifuna a phwiyo agamulidwe ndikukhuzana kwawo pa nkhani ya cashgate.

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