Kumwembe names JB witness: ‘Ex-Malawi president said she knew people behind Mphwiyo shooting’

Former Malawi Defence Force (MDF) soldier Macdonald Kumwembe defending himself on all charges of attempted murder and conspiracy to commit murder on former budget director Paul Mphwiyo has named his list of witnesses to take stand including former president Joyce Banda.

Kumwembe: Names his witnesses

Kumwembe: Names his witnesses

Other witnesses are politicians Hophmally Makande and Friday Jumbe, Chifundo Chikaphupha, Eric Mambucha, Robert Kasamu, Christopher Meckleni and a man only identified as Felix.

Banda is currently abroad but Kumwembe has asked the courts to subpoena her to be a witness in the Mphwiyo shooting murder.

Kumwembe said he mentioned Banda because during a rally at Lunzu when she was President after Mphwiyo’s shooting, she said she knew the people behind the incident.

Mphwiyo’s shooting on 13 September 2013 led to the unravelling of the systematic looting of millions of government money dubbed ‘cashgate’.

The former soldier, who Mphwiyo identified as his shooter and Pika Manondo will start defending themselves but they want Judge Micheal Mtambo to recuse himself from the case on the grounds that he will not offer a fair trial, but he has since refused.

The judge is expected to make his ruling on whether he will recuse himself this Friday.

Up to US $30 million was minted from the government payment system, where politicians and businessmen colluded with civil servants for payments for goods and services not rendered to government.

Soon after Mphwiyo’s shooting millions of cash in Malawi kwacha, US dollars and South African Rands started pitching up in unlikely places like in car trunks, baby dolls, under beds or in pillow cases.

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Kumwembe ndi munthu woipa kwambiri.By the way what rank was he in the MDF ?

connex mwanza

Yes, she must come back and face the trueth

Sangwa danny

Maa should come now


Real patriot my ass!

Boyd Kilembey
JB said in her own words without being coerced that she KNEW who shot Mphwyiyo. Dont forget she was HEAD OF STATE at that point in time. If she was joking or trying too score cheap poliutical points(sic) she will be free to say so in a court of LAW. I always warned that JB talks too much, drawing too much attention to herself as if she wants to prove to be a genius. Kumwembe has done the right thing here. When you are charged with murder it helps to make witnesses of those who KNEW the truth and JB… Read more »
Real patriot,

These delaying tactics of JB are useless for Malawi.We have lost patience for her and nobody is pitying her here apart from dunderheads with blind loyalty.How does she travel long distance to the US in her useless talk engagements while failing to travel from SA to Malawi in 2 hrs flight?So Zuma has decided to keep this woman thief.Its time she came to clear her name.I thot she also sued Nankumwa for defamation?When is she coming to appear in the courts?

kanga ndi wamba

Amayi adzatani.
ma investigations a police akuti chati


JB must be panicking wherever she is in south Africa now because the situation is closing in very fast


Nanga Ngaunje anaphedwa ndi Dausi ndi Masangwi uja. Nanga report lakabedwa Ku envoy waku Germany lija?,nanga zoti pulezidenti obwafuka kukamwayu Ababa nawo ndalama zija? Amalawi onse analamulira Malawi ino except Kamuzu ndi mfiti, nagulukunyinda, phwathaphwatha nyaphahi…


Number 14, Sibo, you mean you are one of those daft people who don’t know that out of the said MK577B, PP squandered and stole MK350B in a year?

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