Despite a criminal conviction, former minister of justice Ralph Kasambara ( Senior Counsel) has not been struck off and remains on the roll of the accredited legal practitioners in the country, Malawi Law Soicety(MLS) has said.
According to the MLS Secretary General Khumbo Soko, Kasambara will still be the country’s lawyer until the Attorney General (Kalekeni Kaphale) makes an application to the High Court to remove his name on the list of certified lawyers.
Soko also told the media that Kasambara is still recognized with the title of Senior Council (SC).
“He still recognized as one of the Malawian lawyers regardless of his jail sentence,” said Soko.
Soko, however, disclosed that Kasambara does not have a valid practising license because he did not renew it.
Justice Michael Mtambo sentenced Kasambala to 13 years prison term on the count of conspiracy to murder budget director Paul Mphwiyo.
Mphwiyo’s shooting is believed to have exposed the looting of public resources at the Capital Hill in Lilongwe and the case started in 2013.
Kasambara is one of the renowned lawyers in Malawi.