Judge Michael Mtambo has revoked lawyer Ralph Kasambara’s bail on conspiracy charges and ordered that the former justice minister should be remanded to prison immediately.
Mtambo sitting at High Court in Lilongwe ordered revocation of bail angered by Kasambara application for the judge to rescue himself from the case of shooting former budget director Paul Mphwiyo, saying it was just a delaying tactic.
The Judge also said Kasambara and co-accused MacDonald Kumwembe were threatening the judge himself and state witnesses hence his revoking the bail on security grounds.
Kasambara was cleared of the charge of attempted murder; however the judge had allowed the charge of conspiracy to commit murder to proceed.
The Judge however said the State has made out a prima facie case against attorney Kasambara on conspiracy to murder which the lawyer needs to defend himself.
Kasambara has applied for stay order that his confinement should start on Friday as he has “some personal issues” before then.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :