Kumwembe wants Matemba as witness: Mphwiyo shooting case

The first accused in the Paul Mphwiyo shooting case, MacDonald Kumwembe, has asked  three top government officials including deputy director of Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB), Reyneck Matemba  to testfy as his witnesses.

Matemba: Named as Kumwembe witness

Matemba: Named as Kumwembe witness

Kumwembe also wants as witnesses former Secretary to Treasury during the time Mphwiyo was Budget Director, Newby Kumwembe.

He has also lined up former police body guard to then minister of justice and constitutional affairs Ralph Kasambara – who is the third accused in the shooting case – a Mr Gani now stationed in Mchinji  and driver, a Mr Chimwaza and paralegal officer at Ministry of Justice Samuel Kumbweza should testify

Also asked to testify is former Senior State Advocate Dr Zolompi Nkowani who is now in private practice.

Kumwembe told Lilongwe High Court on Monday that he has added the four as some of his witnesses  to be paraded in the court to testify and answer some questions  that would help his defence.

Director of Public Prosecutions Mary Kachale has indicated that the State will object to other names who are appearing on the list  of witnesses .

She said Matemba and Kumbweza cannot testify because they are officers of the court who have been involved in the on-going case.

Presiding judge Michael Mtambo was yet to make a decision on the matter.

Kumwembe is answering two charges of attempted murder and conspiracy to murder former budget director Paul Mphwiyo together with second accused Pika Manondo and former Justice and Constitutional affairs minister Raphael Kasambara is answering conspiracy to commit murder charge.

Testifying on Monday, former Peoples Party (PP) spokesman Hophmally Makande told the court Mphwiyo was close to some suspects like Pika Manondo, describing the them as “very good friends.”

He said at some point Mphwiyo was kept at Pika’s elder brother, Dauka in Zomba.

Mphwiyo was shot outside the gate of his Area 43 residence in Lilongwe on September 13 2013, a shooting which is believed to have exposed the plunder of public resources at Capital Hill that came to be known as Cashgate.

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8 months 19 days ago

Kikikiki. Komadi munthu ameneyu khala ngati wapfoila eti? zonsezi ndi uyu anapanga pact ndi satanayu akumutuma kumwembeyu. apapa dzakumana born again ndi uyuyu uyu. light will defeat darkness.

mpopoma
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8 months 19 days ago

Ku mwembe is gonna win the case. The state has no evidence on mphwiyo shooting case. Conspiracy to murder kikikikiki. Nzeru palibe. Unless the judge has no nzeru or is jealousy of the two people. Go on Ku mwembe

Dya Mani
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Dya Mani
8 months 19 days ago

Kumwembe is a pawn for Ralph! Ralph is the one pulling the strings behind Kumwembe, the testimony these people Kumwembe are calling is merely aimed at pointing out that the conspirators to murder had no valid reason to do so.

Typical is testimony by Jumbe where he said Budget Director has no authority to authorise payments.

mercy Nyirongo
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mercy Nyirongo
8 months 19 days ago

What we know ACB,DPP and Police are doing joint prosecution to the cashgate and the murder of Mphwiyo and themselves cannot be witness to murder suspects Kumwembe this is the work of Ralph Kasambala to confuse the Mary kachali te with these delay tactics to the case but sadly Judge Mtambo knows all the tricks Kumwembe will left alone Ralph is fighting for his survival

jason chimwala
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jason chimwala
8 months 20 days ago

Kumwembe know what he is doing. They want matemba. To explain if he. Was in cashgate…remember lutepo and kalonga akumukana munthuyu

Wakwa Ngolowera ine
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Wakwa Ngolowera ine
8 months 20 days ago

kumwembe wapenga and afera komweko sitizamuonaso

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2016 welcome
8 months 20 days ago

Tsopanotu iwe Kumwembe tikakuona tidzikuthawa. Ukungotchula aliyense. Kenako timva kuti ukufuna Archibishop Tarsizio Ziyaye kapena Cheikh Chabulika kuti akhale mboni.

Bololo Wachitumbuka
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Bololo Wachitumbuka
8 months 20 days ago

Kuyendesa mlandu mpaka 3yrz, koma judgement 2yrs

FBI geniune
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8 months 20 days ago
kumwembe is a crook..His main aim is to complicate the whole case.I understand now he wants to call three senior police officer’s who were involved in the 400million scam that hit malawi police service headquarters in 2011 namely.Elijah kachikuwo ,Barnet bojongo Mwasinga (actor)and chandema (sp) as his witness.Wabalalika.Inu by the way wina andifotokozere nkhani iyi ya 400 million yomwe inapezeka ku account ya mnyamata wina wa ku accountant general kuti ili pati.Ikuchedwa bwanji?Kapena a police amene akukhuzidwawa anapita kwa a sing’anga?Akufoyilisani saing’anga milandu yake simeneyi .Mulowa nayo mpakana ndithu. mukachitira matama kumaula,ndiye kaye avomereza u gay ,mukaziwaso.kukatupa ndi kusupuka kumeneko… Read more »
FBI geniune
Guest
8 months 20 days ago
kumwembe is a crook..His main aim is to complicate the whole case.I understand now he wants to call three senior police officer’s who were involved in the 400million scam that hit malawi police service headquarters in 2011 namely.Elijah kachikuwo ,Barnet bojongo Mwasinga (actor)and chandema (sp) as his witness.Wabalalika.Inu by the way wina andifotokozere nkhani iyi ya 400 million yomwe inapezeka ku account ya mnyamata wina wa ku accountant general kuti ili pati.Ikuchedwa bwanji?Kapena a police amene akukhuzidwawa anapita kwa a sing’anga?Akufoyilisani saing’anga milandu yake simeneyi .Mulowa nayo mpakana ndithu. mukachitira matama kumaula,ndiye kaye avomereza u gay ,mukaziwaso.kukatupa ndi kusupuka kumeneko… Read more »
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