Police in the northern region city of Mzuzu have said reports that a group of people found in the vicinity of former justice minister’s residence Ralph Kasambara on Thursday midnight were hired hands sent to eliminate him were not true.
Northern region police Publicist Norah Chimwala told Nyasa Times that media reports of an assignation plot were false.
According to security guards of the former Justice Minister, armed thugs on Thursday midnight attempted to invade the residence of Kasambara in Mzuzu amidst strong allegations of a State organised assassination plot.
Chimwala however attributed the behaviour of the Kasambara’s hyper alert security detail to paranoia.
“The driver of the alleged car 47 year old Joseph Mhone was coming from Biya and had run out of fuel around the area where Kasambara lived. He called friends in town to buy him some while he slept in the vehicle.
“When his colleagues came, Kasambara’s security detail raised eyebrows and charged. The driver’s colleagues ran away,” Chimwala said.
She said Police have just recorded a statement from Mhone and have not yet laid any criminal charges as investigations are still in progress.
After the arrest of Kasambara in connection to the shooting of former Malawi budget director Paul Mphwiyo and its subsequent protracted battle for him to be freed on bail, Nyasa Times reported that some senior officials of Peoples Party were planning to assassinate him as soon as he is out for it is believed that he knows a lot of the infamous cash-gate scandal.
Kasambara denied the charges levelled against him of attempting to murder Mphwiyo and mentioned President Banda, Minister of Information Brown Mpinganjira, a state house official, Cecilia Kumpukwe (President’s sister), Prophet Ellias and Hophmally Makande, a senior people’s party official as his witnesses in the case.