Kasambara denies being opposition legal advisor

Convicted former minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs Ralph Kasambara, who is on bail pending his appeal  at  Malawi Supreme Court of Appeal  against his convition, has dismissed speculation that he is working behind the scenes as opposition legal advisor.

Kasambara: I will come out openly and the public will hear it from me

Kasambara, who was convicted to 13 years for conspiracy to murder former Ministry of Finance budget director Paul Mphwiyo,  denied legal advisory role to political parties in Malawi.

“It has come to my attention and that of my family and friends that some people are  associating me with legal advisory role to certain political parties, UTM and Malawi Congress Party (MCP) in particular,” said Kasambara

He said the social media posts by those who don’t wish him well have gone too far as to allege  that he was commenting on the ongoing UTM registration case that was being heard in court as  deliberate move  to put him on a head-on collision with the judiciary.

“As a lawyer I know it too well that its unethical to comment on sucess or failure of ongoing cases. And I can not be doing that.

“The gossip statuses were maliciously posted by my detractors so as to deliberately put me on a head-on collission with the judiciary,” said Kasambara.

He vehemently denied that he is not a legal advisor to or part of legal team of the UTM or MCP.

“I took a break from active politics and I have spent most of my time with family and friends,” said Kasambara.

“The time I will decide to be active in politics or take up legal advisory role for certain political parties I will come out openly and the public will hear it from me.

“Peace and privacy are important aspects of life. Let us learn to respect people who have chosen such to live their lives without intruding,” he said.

Kasambara, who served as minister during the administration of Joyce Banda, was given a 13-year jail term by High Court judge Michael Mtambo for conspiracy to murder in a crime linked to a multi-billion kwacha corruption ring. He had been in prison for one year and seven months before being released on bail.

The High Court also convicted and sentenced Pika Manondo and McDonald Kumwembe to 15 years each for attempted murder of Mphwiyo who survived gun wounds, an incident that led to the revelation of the corruption scandal widely known as Cashgate.

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Wodya zake
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Wodya zake

Yes he was convicted but his mind and brains can still use it..by the way,whats wrong if he gives advice to UTM or MCP?

Zude
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Zude

Just seeking public attention,,,za ziiii..Which party would want to associate with your name??

A Few Good Men
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A Few Good Men

So UTM you are now incoparating Cashgate guys in your Party right? Do you expect us to vote for you ? But you said you are bringing hope and change to Malawi, what change is this? Should we trust you??

POLITICS IS A GAME OF NUMBERS
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POLITICS IS A GAME OF NUMBERS

They want to bring another type of cashgate. FISI ndi FISI

Heavyduty
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Heavyduty

Eeeeh koma a Malawi kufunirana zoipa mwaonjeza, I think that country is useless, basi sindidzabwerakonso kumeneko. Nsanje too much.

Panganani
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Malawians! Malawians! and Malawians!

Why are we so much concerned with what private citizens do rather than focusing on working on personal things that would advance our lives? MABODZA TISIYE! No wonder Burundians, Lebanese, Indians,Chinese are prospering whilst we are busy gossiping over things that don’t help us.

If he went to UTM rallies-so what? Inu simumapita ku Game or Kwa Kamba or Bwandiro?

Whether Kasambara advises or he doesn’t, that’s his business! Why should this concern us? Zimenezo tingagulire nyemba or matemba zokadya ndi ana kunyumbu? Let us focus on things that advance our lives and our livelihood!

Duli
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Duli

Iweeeee salita sa Munthu wacashgate ndiponso wambandanda. We Malawians say no to such people and their impunity filled boot lickers, accessories and apparat like yourself. Both of you to hell and roast.

POLITICS IS A GAME OF NUMBERS
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POLITICS IS A GAME OF NUMBERS

Ndiye asamakane kuti ndi wa UTM, that’s my advice. Wayamba yekha anthu akumuona ndiye adzikana?????

kenede
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kenede

kasambala olo antu atakuona mumisonkano palibe vuto sunadye za muntu axse kuti uzitenteka

Duli
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Duli

Please stop deceiving the people. Kasambara is subsisting on cashgate loot. Saanakwiye za munthu ndekuti cha? Cashgate loot is tax payers’ money. Unamva ukuthamanga?

man yellow
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man yellow

ngakale atakala legal advisor Wa utm kapena MCP there is no problem with that as long as he is getting something for his survivor ndi mumalawi palibe Vuto , wadandaula ndindani kodi pankani imeneyi , sikuti zintu zizima mmalawi muno chifukwa wina akufuna kuika pazi

Nyasi
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Nyasi

Is he still practicing as a lawyer after being convicted? Shouldn’t he have been disbarred???…… only in Malawi!

Namulangeni
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Namulangeni

He has been spotted in UTM rallies ndiye akukana chani ameneyi

Make Malawi Great
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Make Malawi Great

Akukana being a ”legal advisor” cz thus lawyer Chipeta and the Ritz Attorney thus what they said to do! being a fan or associating with/of any political party is not a illegal its a basic right for every citizen

Mbanji
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Mbanji

Just Give Him a break!!!!!!!!!!!

Maliseche
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Maliseche

He is a free citizen , he served his time but should he be practicing after being convicted is the question

Nkhoma
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Nkhoma

Can Mr Kasambala deny that he is the one who submitted UTM application with the Registrar of Political Parties?

Make Malawi Great
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Make Malawi Great

i think u can ask him yourself if its that important to you

Mbanji
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Mbanji

We need to understand the Law, and take Malawi to greater heights, end the poverty. Let’s stop politics, it’s not helping Us, even our national football cant do it, but we keep on politicking…..let’s stop this., develop our Nation.

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