Lutepo and Dauka acquitted, Kasambara has case to answer on conspiracy: Mphwiyo shooting case

Former Minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs Ralph Kasambara  has survived the first charge of  attempted murder in which he has been acquitted but he still has to defend himself on a charge of conspiracy to commit murder in Paul Mphwiyo shooting trial.

Lutepo:   Chief suspect in cashgate acquitted in Mphwiyo shooting case

Lutepo: Chief suspect in cashgate acquitted in Mphwiyo shooting case

Trial by error

Kasambara: One charge to defend himself

Kasambara, who is representing himself, is and four others are accused of attempting to murder former Ministry of Finance budget director Paul Mphwiyo.

The former justice minister was being charged alongside the Manondo brothers—Pika and Dauka—James Kumwembe and Robert Kadzuwa.

Making his determination at Lilongwe High Court Judge Michael Mtambo formally acquitted businessman Oswald Lutepo and also Dauka Manondo.

On Kasambara, the Judge acquitted him on the first count of attempted murder, saying b it took time for Mphwiyo to mention that he saw the former Justice Minister at his home among the attackers.

Mtambo also faulted the state prosecution team for failing to tender the note which Mphwiyo said he wrote while in hospital mentioning the names of those who attacked him.

According to Mphwiyo, he gave the note to his aunt who was also not brought before the court to testify.

However, Mtambo noted that through the testimonies, it shows that Kasambara and Mphwiyo were involved in some deals known to them.

The Judge however said the State has made out a prima facie case  against Kasambara on conspiracy to murder which the lawyer needs to defend himself.

Meanwhile, Lutepo’s lawyer, Oswald Mtupila, said he was “happy and relieved” that his client has been acquitted and enables his client to sue for a compensation for unlawful arrest.

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70 thoughts on “Lutepo and Dauka acquitted, Kasambara has case to answer on conspiracy: Mphwiyo shooting case”

  1. TrueFact says:

    So what??

  2. chejali says:

    Kkkkkk Lutapa asummile agalu amenewa sangakuyipitile mbiri yako akulipile basi kuti ukwatiile akazi 20

  3. jones says:

    nthawi yake

  4. mike zeleri says:

    Kasambala will be smilling to the bank very soon,wait and see and mark my words

  5. chatonda says:

    Lutepo has survived the murdaer case BUT HE HAS THE BIG ONE TO DEFEND HIMSELF AND THAT IS THE CASH GATE CASE. ITS NOT OVER UNTIL ITS OVER MAMA.

  6. Garu Wa Garu says:

    There is a deal going on with the judges. How come there is an acquittal from the court and JB is coming next month. I smell a rat here.

  7. mtumbuka mwenecho says:

    Lutepo woyee!! zoona kukunamizira kuti unaba ndalama,ngati uli umphawi,ndiwanu,msiyeni mwana azitakata

  8. Chikopa says:

    The law says conspiracy to murder is good as murder or attempted murder. What is required to prove that Pika Manondo and MacDonald Kumwembe were in touch with RK – zikatero basitu panunkha.

    Hehehehehe kuli maungu!!!!!!!! Simugona lero!!!!

  9. nachisale says:

    Well done DPP Kachale! Kasambara ali pa ulendo wa kundende. Ena amadelera mzimayi ati wachepa sangajudule mamuna. But in the modern world mkazi sachepa. Maphunziro a atsikana patsogolo tinjate mbava.

  10. Austin Kayendah says:

    We, Malawians can not charge this case because we say while we are obsorbing at the same place. God will punish them all!

  11. Kwaderatowi says:

    This is why UNIMA is ranked 99 out of 100 in Africa.

  12. Jc says:

    Tizingofa ndiumpha ok

  13. Garu Wa Garu says:

    Koma zomvetsa chisoni. Ndinaku uzani MTAMBO is not a good judge. these are poltical judges. Which president appointed him? PPP or DPP.

  14. Nde pa malawi pamenepo mbava kusangalara nde ndamama za misokho yathu

  15. Jimmy juga says:

    Lutepo usayelekeze kusumila mboma kuti akupase compersation uwutsa wa amalawi wadya zambili ndi amako jb za a malawi. Chonde avele chisoni amalawi . Musawatenge ngati atulo kwambili ayi. Koma pepa pokunamizila nkhaniyi uli ndi zako zambili.

  16. daudi mj says:

    If those that have been acquitted there was enough grounds do so that is good n fine. But if there was sinister business behind it, then its a shame to our judges (courts) n discouraging to our police officers and ACB. Money has answers to everything. Prison is for the poor pipo not the rich. Nkhani za amphawi do not take long to last. But why so special with rich pipo. Lawyers, u are a disgrace to this nation. Ndalama basi.

  17. JUST WATCHING says:

    Okay! Kodi n’kutero? Indeed we have only one best JUDGE ever!! (ONLY GOD) Tiona ngati mubisalenso pa Pamaso pa MULUNGU…

  18. Mboxien says:

    Our world of tears and sorrow.

  19. collina says:

    let’s leave God intervinience on dis issue

  20. Midnight 6 says:

    Penapake kumanvetsetsa amalawi, lutepo has been acquitted on the case involving the attempted murder and conspiracy to to murder Mpwiyo and not the cash gate case. Averyone was aware that Lutepo was not involved in this issue thus y he was not regular witness

  21. Sibweni Sibweni says:

    We knew that the goverment can`t win that case

  22. Wanex banda says:

    Basi tiyeni tizingoba za bomazi

  23. Kadopati says:

    Thumbs up to Dr Mtambo his professionalism is unquestionable in this imminent case.

  24. Nkhombokombo says:

    Kasambara is found with a case to answer here just to save Gvt’s Lawyers’ faces. Soon or later Kasambara too will be once be a free man. From the way Gvt witness’s presented their evidences it is more easier now for Kasambara to defend himself. If anything he will be given a suspended sentence. Is it that Kasambara was consipiring alone to murder this guy if these others have been aquitted? May be words of threats were uttered by Kasambara if proven so. These cases are surely fallacies as he has rightly termed them. Shame on us!!

  25. clement says:

    It is not automatic that if yu are acquitted then you can sue for compensation and get damages. Lutepo has not won any case because he was not prosecuted. Its on the in-action of state to prosecute him that he has been acquitted. Acquittal is a court word and does not mean innocence. The state at any time can bring new evidence and revive the case. If Lutepo sues for damages as his lawyer suggests he might entangle himself. In fact, it looks like it is his lawyer who is interested in suing. He is excited with the acquittal for which he didn’t play a part

  26. Kadopati says:

    Thumbs up to Dr Michael Mtambo you can’t question his professionalism in this hot case!!

  27. Question mark says:

    Why do incompetent lawyers represent government?

  28. Mbanangwa says:

    Clement, you number ‘9’, I do not know how you read the story. What do you understand? Having a case to answer is not a conviction. It depends upon how one explains the facts.

  29. Jb says:

    Justice only applies to the poor.

  30. Nyamwezi Chisindo says:

    Shaaa Majaji Aku Malawi. Mwadyapotu Pamenepo.

  31. dojiso wa dokiso says:

    Vimakobili va ma tax payers vitafunidwe tsopano.Achita kulandanso vibwenzi vanu vosusuka ndi makobili.Thats how the useless justice of Malawi favours.Achilungamo malipiro kumwamba.

  32. Baah says:

    Kkkkkkk!guys!compusation on what grounds? Aaah Masiku otsiliza anganga

  33. Chalume says:

    That donor money is not coming any time soon!

  34. Yesaya Dziko says:

    Inu ndikukumbutseni, nkhani izi za Mphwiyo zadayambika ndi amayi.

  35. mulopwana says:

    MUNTHU UYU ANVOMERA NDI KUPEPESA YEKHA KUTI ADALAKWADI POSAKAZA MISONKHO YATHU.NOW THE COURT SAYS HE IS INNOCENT. I TINK TIZINGOBAPO APA BASI…PAYERE PAYERE…MOREOVER TIZIBA MISONKHO YATHU YOMWE.

  36. HMC says:

    Mukunanga Waka Ndalama Zinthu A Petulo Mtali.STUPID

  37. gabbage says:

    kodi ine ndinene motani kuti a malawi munve. anthu awa onse ndi a mpingo umodzi wa satanic akudziwana. palibe ati amangidwe apa. This issue was already sorted out at the satanic congregation ndipo compensation ilipilidwa ndithu.

    pepa malawi satana watikhalira pansana- analira mokweza motelomo Bingu ife ndikumamuseka kumaona ngati akukamba zamisala. lero nanga mutoi bwanji si izi?

  38. Miko banda says:

    Mudzivetsetse guys chikuti chani chigamulo pena mumachita kutidziwitsa kuti ndinu mbuli manyazi bwa?

  39. ATONGA MBACHANDA says:

    In court they go for fact so if government does have enough evidence on these cases then we shud not blame the guys acquitted.

  40. Shy says:

    Guys, who can incite the DPP government to arrest me also. I will win the case and make government fatten my bank account. I am tired of paying tax for incompetent judges and prosecutors who will lose every case. Get arrested , get rich quick. Am really unhappy.

  41. Tentacles says:

    KuMalawi sitidzatukuka!!!!

  42. Chigandu says:

    Imeneyo nde Malawi ndi macourt ake.

  43. Judgementimeneyo says:

    NDIYE KU MALAWI KUMENEKO, UMADWALA KUDWALA THEN AQUITTED AND BECOMES ENERGETIC UP TO THE EXTENT OF SUING THE STATE HEDE!!!!!!!!

  44. Bwampini wa APM says:

    IN MALAWI, THE RICH WILL GET RICHER AND THE POOR POORER SO LUTEPO WILL NEED COMPENSATION FOR DAMAGES. AKADZAMPANGA ACQUIT KASAMBARA NDI KUMWEMBWE NAWONSO IFE A MALAWI NDI ZITSIRU TIZINGODYA MANYI ATHU BASI

  45. ujeni says:

    Lutepo straight to the bank first loss for DPP more to come.

  46. ujeni says:

    Lutepo straight to the bank

  47. Mbanangwa says:

    JB can come back now peacefully! It was clear that the government n tangled itself in their presentation. Law is neither about suppositions or speculations law is about facts and proving your facts right.

    1. Think Tank says:

      Mbanangwa,ive said the same thing over and over.

  48. Akatswiri says:

    Ntchito ikadalipo apa.

  49. Nyezelera says:

    I think most of the lawyers if not all, in Malawi are corrupt. This was a very sensitive issue and choncho dziko silingatukuke. Uku ndiye kuwonjezera mbava Mmalawi muno kuti ziziba ndalama in government cofers. I think no wonder other countries, take the law into their hands by eliminating these thugs because they retard development of the country. Choncho Malawi angatukuke? Too much tulo a Malawi

  50. JONES KANYUNDO says:

    what i know is the government does not win cases,why failling to produce evidence aclear case like that one?

  51. Ineyo says:

    koma na ngati pali nkhani inanditopetsa pamalawi pano ndi imeneyi yawwwn!

  52. Chemtukanika says:

    Eya,zayambika.Anyamata apeze khusa ya chipepeso.Misonkho yathu iyambe kugwira ntchito.

  53. Mack says:

    Shane on u DPP

  54. Shoes says:

    Government losing money to the criminals again..

  55. kaphirintiwa says:

    chanco lawyers. totally useless

  56. Kamkhwezule Kakang'ono says:

    Knowing how unprepared state prosecutors are, the remaining defendants will eventually not be convicted even if they conspired to murder Mphwiyo.

  57. Tengupenya says:

    When is an arrest lawful? When is it unlawful?

  58. bwangazi says:

    Iwe mtupila pano tidye money ndi kunyenga tsopo!!! Ndikubwereka sharft yanga wamva!!! Nanga siyako inagonja

  59. Malongo says:

    Apa ndithu boma likubesaso ndalama zina mungoti phee, only time wil tel!

  60. makito says:

    Great! … it shows that Kasambara and Mphwiyo had deals known to them. Wapadzala akhonza kuulula wapachulu. My guess is that both will try to hide and defend what they have in common. Nkhani yathera pompa iyi.

  61. clement says:

    Mary Kachale has successfully, so far, prosecuted Kasambara. Dzulo lomweli aganyu amatumbwa kuti Mary sangamuthe Ralph. Yankhulani. Internet trial and court-room trial are two different forums. We said it, Kasambara’s free day are numbered. Mlandu uwu ukatha, uyambika wa cashgate. One person can not fool all Malawians. Other lawyers, like Mbeta, take care!

  62. watsopano says:

    ya boma liyambe kulipira ma billion kwa anthu onamizilidwawa. koma boma lizawinako mlandu?

  63. peter says:

    Viva Justice Dr Mtambo! These mafias need to reform or else we will breed a generation of thieves and murderers

  64. losco says:

    Timadziwa ife kuti zikhala choncho.Ingomusiyaninso Kasambalayo aziyenda momasuka.

  65. grinzo50 says:

    Ziliko Ku Malawi.

  66. MAYIKOTO says:

    A Lutepo mufuna mudyereponso tax-payers money apa. Dziko kukonderatu

  67. Abwana anga says:

    Hahaha all he do is win win win basi

  68. Mtonga wa pa phata says:

    Mwaona tsopano, bola liyambenso kulipila anthu akuba. Kodi nde tidzikhala bwanji? Bwanji kumangana kuthe, adzimangidwa okupha anzawo koma okuba ayi? Zoona Lutepo inali unlawful imrisonment? Akudziwana anali onse the time Mphwiyo was shot. Nde a cash gate alandidwetu kaye ma assets awo and ndalama zimenezo mudziwalipila akubawo.

    Are these people owning Malawi or what?

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