Kasambara’s appeal case set  December 9

 Almost two years after convicted former minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs Ralph Kasambara was granted bail pending appeal, Malawi Supreme Court of Appeal has set December 9  for the hearing of the appeal.

Kasambara: Court observed there seemed to be an apparent contradiction on finding him not guilty of the attempted murder charge, but finding him guilty of the conspiracy to murder.

Judiciary spokesperson Agnes Patemba has sent a notice of hearing to all parties in the case.

“Take notice that the Malawi Supreme Court of Appeal will on Wednesday the 9th day of December, 202o at 9 o’clock in the forennon sit in Lilongwe  to hear the appeal herein,” reads the noice dated  September 30 2020.

Kasambara was granted bail on March 14 2018 by Supreme Court of Appeal Judge Dunstain Mwaungulu after spending a year and seven months in prison.

He was convicted to 13 years for conspiracy to murder former Ministry of Finance budget director Paul Mphwiyo.

According Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs spokesperson Pilirani Masanjala, the office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), which is prosecuting the case, already made its submissions.

In his judgement in 2018, Mwaungulu observed that there seemed to be an apparent contradiction on finding Kasambara not guilty of the attempted murder charge, but finding him guilty of the conspiracy to murder.

Kasambara, who served as minister in the Joyce Banda administration, was jailed by High Court judge Michael Mtambo for conspiracy to murder in a crime linked to a multi-billion kwacha corruption ring christened as Cashgate.

Gunshot survivor Mphwiyo is also answering to money laundering charges in relation to Cashgate.

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HUBBY
HUBBY
8 months ago

Kasambara was convicted because he crossed path with the Judge Michael Mtambo. I attended the whole case and there was no any evidence implicating him. He pointed out that Judge Michael is not trustworthy after the former had presided over the case over the ownership of FDH Bank in which the judge had ruled ownership of FDH Bank in favour of Thom Mpingangira yet in his cv Thom is one of his references. “With this conflict of interest any honest Judge would have rescused himself”, Ralph pointed out this. This argument infuriated the judge to the extent that he withdrew… Read more »

Chic
Chic
8 months ago

Kasambala is like a coin with two faces…you either hate him or love him…,which side are you if you look at him like mtonga, a lawyer, a politician, a learnt person, a crook,!a rich man, a poor guy and clever or a stupid boy. I admire him but I hate what he did

Zio ine
Zio ine
8 months ago

Chief justice Tumbuka, Patemba Tumbuka, 90% judges Tumbuka. What do you expect. The outcome of the case is known.

Mike
8 months ago

Kasambala will be released unconditionally thus MALAWIAN justice shame

Mbolo S
Mbolo S
8 months ago

Kasambala will be rescued by his Tumbuka friends who have captured the judiciary

Michael Berry
Michael Berry
8 months ago

I am not at all clear about the issues being discussed here, so I cannot comment on those. What I do note however is the continued tribalism that creeps into Malawian politics and justice.My Secretary was Cecelia Chirwa (Kasambara) for 4 years and once commented that she was not liked in Blantyre because she was ” from the north”! Please can this type of thing stop? It is like saying Yorkshire men hate Lancashire men and vice versa, when the fight for possession of the English throne was hundreds of years ago! Get over it. Tribalism will not build a… Read more »

Bauleni12
Bauleni12
8 months ago

This man had Oswald lutepo shoot Mphwiyo. That is attempted murder and should rot in prison.

Moqtadar Al Sadir
8 months ago

Was the conviction beyond reasonable doubt? Was it about punishing him for arrogance? He made know about constructive resignation of the ever hiding Chilumpha as VP.

Bauleni12
Bauleni12
8 months ago

Ah atumbuka anzake ku court amubeleka uyu

Zinjanthropus 3
8 months ago

This guy does not know the law. He is useless.

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