Malawi government spokesperson Patricia Kaliati claimed on Monday evening that Police arrested lawyer Ralph Kasambara because he was trying to sexually abuse some rough necks which he and his accomplices later assaulted.
But her claims have been rubbished as propaganda.
Commenting on why the former Attorney General was picked by police, outspoken Kaliati who is Minister of Information and Civic Education, told Malawi Broadcasting Corportaion that Kasambara and friends were forcing the thugs, who are all male, to have anal sex with them.
She alleged that when the men refused to have gay sex, Kasambara ordered his security detail to assault the thugs suspected to have been sponsored and organised by goverment.
“We are aware that Kasambara and his friends were demanding sex from the men he is alleging were trying to attack him,” garrulous Kaliati told the state radio.
She said police arrested Kasambara because man sleeping with a fellow man is illegal and that sexual assault is also criminal.
Kaliati continued to say that Kasambara and his friends also took the law in their hands by assaulting the regime thugs who wanted to attack him.
“We want to state that taking the law in your hands is a [crime] in Malawi. Kasambara assaulted suspects and we are just waiting for bad news from the hospital, one of them might die from the beating,” said the government spokesperson.
Kaliati claimed the men were kidnapped by Kasambara and his friends.
Petrol bomb plot
Kasambara’s partner in the Ralph and Arnold legal firm, Wapona Kita, confirmed the arrest but said the remarks by Kaliati were utterly false.
“I can confirm he has been arrested. No charges yet but it’s to do with thugs who came to petrol bomb our Blantyre offices and attack him personally,” Kita told Nyasa Times.
“By the grace of God, the thugs were manhandled by well-wishers by our offices hence the arrest of Ralph,” Kita said.
“ A fellow lawyer within our offices at Blantyre witnessed what happened and he is swearing an affidavit to that effect. He has first hand information of who and how our office was alerted about the attempted terrorist attack and how it was countered,” he added.
Asked to comment on Kalitai’s claims on gay sexual harassment, Kita said: “We had such type of misleading comments during Robert Chasowa’s saga; I only hope history is not repeating itself.”
Chasowa was a university pro-democracy student who was murdered by regime thugs.
Blantyre Police spokesperson, Beatrice Mwachande also differed with Kaliati, saying Kasambara was facing charges of assault and causing bodily harm.
Another eye witness said Kasambara survived what looked to have been a well-plotted terror attack by the regime thugs.
Kaliati’s claims were at “the height of absurdity”, the eye witness said.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :