Kasambara accuses state of intimidation tactics in Mphwiyo shooting case

As the continuation of the trial in which six accused persons are answering charges of attempted murder and conspiracy to commit murder of former Ministry of Finance budget director Paul Mphwiyo, the defence accused the state on “deliberate intimidation” to some of the accused persons.

Defence lawyer and accused person Ralph Kasambara accused the State of deliberate intimidation

Defence lawyer and accused person Ralph Kasambara accused the State of deliberate intimidation

During the preliminary deliberations  in Lilongwe High Court registry before Blantyre-based High Court judge Michael Mtambo, lawyer Ralph Kasambara who is representing himself said the state is applying tactics aimed at tarnishing the image of some accused persons.

“My Lord, I want to put it in record that the state is deliberately arresting some of the accused persons to deliberately tarnish their image not only in court but also to the general public,” said Kasambara in reference to the arrest of Dauka Manondo.

Nyasa Tmes reported last week that Dauka was arrested recently on suspicion that he wanted to kill witnesses and prosecutors.

In response, Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) Mary Kachale said her office has nothing to do with the arrest of Dauka.

“The police did not act on any instruction from the office of the DPP for the arrest of anyone let alone Mr Dauka Manondo,” she said.

Kachale is also on record accusing the defence team in the case of employing ‘mafia-like operations’ to intimidate State witnesses.

The court continued with lawyer Wapona Kita cross examination of the lead investigator Superintendent Kankhwala Chilinda  who has put across damning evidence linking several of the accused persons in the shooting of Mphwiyo at the gate of his Area 43 residence on September 13 2013.

The six accused persons answering charges of attempted murder and conspiracy to commit murder include former minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs Ralph Kasambara, businessperson Pika Manondo, Macdonald Kumwembe, who Mphwiyo identified as the shooter, Dauka Manondo, Robert Kadzuwa and Osward Lutepo.

Lutepo is yet to enter his plea but the rest pleaded not guilty.

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Mendulo
Guest

Some of the ways to get away with a crime is to discredit witnesses (or eliminate them), alter evidence by making ficticious claims and introduce new suspects all to distort or confuse the case. The State must wake up to these tactics and counter them

mike bumbwe
Guest

there is no case here.the useless police prosecutor cant talk sense in court rubbish

chiefdastownhall
Guest

Currently 2 suspects represented by kasambava have lost their cases and are rotting in jail.So kalekeni ka ralph kachale akapanga tembenu muona.

ZACHIBWANA
Guest

PROVING BEYOND REASONABLE DOUDT, HEARSAY UPON HEARSAY, PERJURY, MAFIA VS MAFIA, WHO CONSPIRED TO KILL, WHO ATTEMPTED TO KILL, WHO SAW WHO ATTEMPTED TO KILL, WHO REALLY FIRED THE GUN, RIFLE OR WHAT, WHO IS FOOLING WHO, USING HOW MUCH TAX PAYERS MONEY, UNTIL WHEN??????????????????????????????????????????????????

katikafwe senior
Guest

milandu iyi yitha zakazaka,ngati ya bakili,

JB
Guest

hahahaha haters of kasambara simuzatheka….cant you see the prosecutors are finding it difficult to come up with tangible evidence against kasambara????….He its not kasambara who is delaying the case but Mrs Kachale (DPP) is deliberately doing it. Some of us are following this case and sometimes its good to comment on issues you have knowlege of. Muzafa ndi BP when kasambara is walking free in this case.

kamale
Guest

The way of truth and love has always won, there have been tyrants and murderers who for a time seemed invincible, but in the end they always fall. Kasambara and team, behold the ides of your fall!

GRM
Guest

Trend has been set. NO ONE WINS CASHGATE OR CASHGATE RELATED CASE. Amalawi Zikomo. TIWAFINYA AMENEWA

khwimazgambo
Guest

upedwe bwa woyamba iwe

mashabera
Guest

panic mounts and mounts. From a mound to a hill and going to a mountain soon. Cashmbala and Looterpol and manualdoor have all some thing to tell.

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