Kumwembe, Pika Manondo found with case to answer: Mphwiyo shooting case

Former Malawi Defence Force (MDF) soldier Macdonald Kumwembe and businessman Pika Manondo have both been found with a case to answer on all charges of attempted murder and conspiracy to commit murder on former budget director Paul Mphwiyo.

Manondo:  Case to answer

Manondo: Case to answer

Making his determination at the Lilongwe, High court Judge Michael Mtambo said prosecution has successfully established a case where the two have to enter defence.

Kumwembe, who Mphwiyo identified as his shooter and Pika Manondo will start defending themselves.

Judge Mtambo established that the stamps in Kumwembe passport were not enough proof that he was outside the country when Mphwiyo was shot.

“Airtel evidence show that the first accused travelled from Mwanza a day before the shooting and was in constant communication with Pika Manondo and Ralph Kasambara,” said Ntambo.

He also quashed the defence argument that Kumwembe might have left the phone with his wife because he was in Mozambique where there is not Airtel network.

“Cellphones are personal to holder and cannot be given to another person who can be going around town calling friends even at wee hours,” observed the judge.

He also noted that Mphwiyo’s identification of Kumwembe through the newspapers as the one who shot him was also not valid.

“During Mphwiyo’s testified that the one who shot him wore a mask, therefore we left with only one identification method that is through technology mainly DNA which is done in USA and Airtel call logs also can not help in this matter,” he said.

Turning to Pika Kumwembe,  Mtambo said the call logs have shown that he was in constant communication with both the co-accused Ralph Kasambara and Kambuwe.

“The call logs and the sms shows that the accused was in some panick. The fact that that he went soon after the shooting and return a month later shows that something went wrong. He is therefore has a case to
answer on both charges and has to enter defense,” ruled Mtambo.

As the judge read the ruling which took almost two hours, the two accused at first looked calm but they became tense soon after the ruling.

The case has been adjourned to May 22, 2015

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28 thoughts on “Kumwembe, Pika Manondo found with case to answer: Mphwiyo shooting case”

  1. nsonga ciswe says:

    Abale in this bastard ugly phwiyo is alive life abale athuanaphedwavaaja no one follows this at all.bwanji osatiziwisa mom we ndalama zathu zinkabedwera nkutibwezera-muutiphimba mmaso seeking for sympathy or wat, let alone shielding that whore who fled to the US.
    Munthu ndi phwiyo ndi lutepo yekha????? Ku Parliament sikukutulukaso za kupsya data. Basis zimimba ndi zimatako kwevekweve Osaka MBA za Ku ITU ya waknthu.
    Mmaikon mwa azathu pofukula nkhani sayanganila nkhope kuphuzila etc ndipo akafufuza zimapezeka. In path piano anta.koma kuikana kumbuyo.mlanduwu mukhala zaka zingati mukadaukamba ,kusintha ma jaji ,komaso anthuwa ma salary akulandila.
    Nthawi ya kamuzu ma katundu amalandidwa. Piano katundu mpomwe amabwererabwerera oh wat a shit government and its heads.

  2. This Is Malawi. says:

    Yalakwa!!

  3. Daukaaa2 says:

    Since when has Pika become a businessman? Nanu a Nyasatimes bwanji kukweza kamba muntengo? Pika is aa thief and a very good potential killer! Munthu oiyipa uyu.

  4. chejali says:

    Kkkkkkkkkkk short!!!!!!!!!!

  5. Dr Moo Tha Leeker says:

    I declare war against Kasambala

  6. bodole says:

    In all fairness, the most crucial moment is when one has been found with the case to answer. Self defence is not that simple……..sorry!!

  7. Pika, Pika, Pika. He loves money and Parliament knows that. Umathawanji?

  8. People understand these things please. The case is just beggining now. This is the time one will look dull. Lutepo is contemplating to claim his share then Dauka will enter in the court also to claim his share. After deducing all that will be presented,argued and aquitted,the last group will also claim their shares. The judge is clear here that technological evidence for DNA is the only way to go and not that he wore a mask, identified him in a newspaper, airtel call logs can not be evidence enough in this case. Be objective guys. Iam not becoming another internet lawyer but just someone who can see through the three dimensional figure.

  9. Wanex banda says:

    Musadzapangetso adjourn pa 22,akalowe basi

  10. martin says:

    Asathawe ndi yemweyo woyipa.

  11. Mbanangwa says:

    Kikikikiki, comments ‘1-10’ are making me laugh .

  12. Mike says:

    MBC, please assign high profile court cases to reporters with sufficient legal knowledge or understanding. The youn lady who gave us the noon report from the LL court could not diffrentiate between ‘murder’ and ‘attempted murder’, among her other blunders.

  13. NKHOMA says:

    Thanks God that justice is seen now in Malawi.

  14. Mbanangwa says:

    Having a case to answer is no guarantee that one is guilty. This is why many Malawians faint and collapse. There is a case to answer does not mean the case is finalized. It is the beginning of the process. If the forensic evidence is not clear, we may get mother rude awakening!

  15. Malawianmom says:

    THE NATION WOULD LOVE TO SEE JUSTICE BEING SAVED,ITS BEING ALONG TIME. WHAT IS THE HOLD UP NOW?

  16. Piche Yakiti says:

    Onse amanyoza mzimai wathu DPP achite manyazi. Mai Kachale ndinu kawawa. Pezani nzeru tsano zoti defense ikalowedwa you prove the case beyond reasonable doubt. Anthu awa alowe basi.

    Bwana Mphwiyo, mumalakwitsa kubisa information nanga mwawona izi? Mwina poti nanu mumafuna kubisa ntchito zanu ndiye apa mwazipwetekatu.

  17. anthony says:

    bravo Mtamb0

  18. clement says:

    Good News

  19. Magagula says:

    Fuck Airtel. …its high time we start using two way radios ( wailesi messages) Rodger that? copy !!

  20. Sibasi akumangani tsopano kuzemba zemba kuja kwatha munya muona.

  21. peter says:

    some individuals employed mercenaries to discredit Mary Kachale’s prosecution team and now who is laughing?

  22. Mtonga wa pa phata says:

    KOma chilungamo ndi chigamulo zikuchedwa. since 2013 anawombeledwa mpakana pano 2015. Mphawi atalowa kalekale titayiwala. Kwa Mulungu kulibe mphawi ndi wochita bwino tonse we are equal.

    Tisamve chigamulo ngati cha Namathanga Senzani ayi ndipo amene uja pano waseva kale almost half of her term ndipo akabwera nyumba yake adzayipeza. Painful! ndalama za a Malawi kumadya ena pamene kumudzi akukanika kumwa fanta.

  23. angoni says:

    Bola zipitilire chonchi no reverse. But the gun shot survivor also has cases to answer.

  24. Wizeman Paul says:

    Following

  25. kangandiwamba says:

    Amangeni…agalu Amenewo..rule of law

  26. chanon says:

    Nyasaland turning point

  27. Tembenu says:

    God is good,end of RK

  28. Vin mongu says:

    thank God there is justice in malawi at least.

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