Kasambara appeal bid staggers on: Malawi ex-justice minister serving jail

Former Minister of Justice Ralph Kasambara will have to wait longer for his appeal case on his conspiracy to murder conviction as the judiciary says it is still looking for some documents.

Kasambara: Appeallant

Kasambara, a high flying lawyer was sentenced to five years in jail for plottig to kill Paul Mphwiyo, the former director of Budget whose shooting in 2013 unearthed the K30 billion plunder of public resources at Capital Hill in Lilongwe in the infamous cashgate scandal.

Judiciary spokesperson Mlenga Mvula said Kasambara’s High Court file is so bulky that it was not easy to extract important information for the appeal.

“The registry has to take some information from the bulky file. We have to examine it to ensure that this is the right information,” said Mvula.

He also said the defense team insisted on some vital information to be included in the appeal file and the court had to hunt for it as well.

Mvula however said the whole process is now over and the appeal case may start soon.

Kasambara appealed agaist his conviction and sentencing six months ago.

He is currently serving his sentence at Zomba maximum prison .

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Cuban General
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How many schools and hospitals could that money have built. We also have very greedy politicians in Africa who only think of their pockets and pot bellies alone.

Tione
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Let us sober up and allow justice to prevail. It would be good to have his appeal case heard. Otherwise, the justice system is suffocating itself, no wonder some people don’t trust it and can choose not respect its orders.

Nkasa Mbara
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Mxiiiiew!!

Ziba
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Palibepo nkhani apa, move on…..

ciccy
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How many years for kasambala?I’m I getting it right that it is five years?

chikopa
Guest

Kupewa kuposa kuchiza. Was this preventable? I do not know. What thing I learnt from this case was that we are but just mortal. No one talks about him anymore. He is in another world and this is very sad. “Mau yakuti Sadyeka adanyeka ndi mafupa omwe apherezera pamunganyayu”

koma abale inu eeh
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No rush. Kasambara needs the time to think about his actions, in the broadest sense.
Let him cool his heels in the Zomba “Hilton” – there is humanity there now, in contrast to Kamuzu’s time. And Kasambara has meals there at taxpayers’ expense. Some ordinary Malawians should be so lucky: Kasambara’s and PP’s Cashgate cleaned the treasury clean. Greedy and corrupt PP and Joisi Banda!

The Analyst
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O…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………O The reason (cited) for the delay, is just as inadequate as it is jejune. . . . You see, unless the judiciary guys are not at all searching; or do not know the kind of documents or information they are looking for, it cant take them even a week to find it. . . . The delay is therefore deliberate; and a clear indication that someone is working on instructions from some invisible mouth somewhere, and this; is injustice. …………………………………………………………………………………………………….. However, the reasons for which Kasambara was inprisoned – conspiring to kill Mphwiyo after kujejemetsana kuba or kugawana ndalama… Read more »
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