Malawi ex-minister Kasambara thrilled by Mphwiyo arrest

Malawi’s former Justice Minister Ralph Kasambara who is answering charges  over the shooting of a former budget director Paul Mphwiyo and another offence of money laundering  in connection with the infamous cashgate scandal, has been euphoric with the arrest of Mphwiyo and his wife.

Kasambara:  Elated by Mphwiyo's misfortunes

Kasambara: Elated by Mphwiyo’s misfortunes

Mphwiyo and his wife Thandie were detained by the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) on charges of money-laundering, theft and conspiracy to pervert the course of justice.

Kasambara took it on social media by posting a series of comments on his Facebook Timeline.

“Good Deeds Trust……was first heard of in the Mphwiyo Shooting Case; and now following that lead Mphwiyo and his wife have been arrested by ACB. Thanks to the good deeds of the justice system that allows cross examination. Hope ACB is still remembering about Lutepo and Mphwiyo sharing money at Ufulu Gardens; and also Mphwiyo and Pika Manondo travelling to  Johannesburg in September 2013.

“Lets now look forward to the next court hearing in which Mphwiyo will continue to be cross examined by yours truly,” wrote Kasambara.

A lawyer by profession, Kasambara was appointed justice minister when Joyce Banda came to power following the death of President Bingu wa Mutharika in April 2012.

Mphwiyo’s shooting was reportedly  aimed at silencing the fight against high levels of fraud. He served as the budget director in Banda’s administration for one year before he was shot at his home in the capital Lilongwe.

The shooting incident on September 13 of last year opened a Pandora Box that led to revelations that civil servants were syphoning money through the IFMIS.

Following the shooting, Mphwiyo was moved by Banda’s administration to the Office of the President and Cabinet.

Last month, Mphwiyo testified in court against Kasambala and others.

So far, the ACB has secured two convictions in the ongoing cashgate trials.

On Friday, a former accounts assistant in government Victor Sithole, 27, was found guilty of possessing stolen cash.

Early this month, a former tourism official  Tresa Namthanga Senzani was sentenced to three years and nine months in prison in connection with the cashgate scandal.

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My advice is tikamalemba kachizungu kathuka tiyeni tizilemba komveka bwino.when u hav 2 make a coment lets check ur words b4 post so dat 1 can read propperlly

dopababi shopa

RK is an intelligent guy. I dont see anyone to much the guy. Product of fedelism region. Awa ada RK ni munthulume. Palivi angamumangi.

Mapwiya weniweni

Its true that indeed if I were to be APM, I could have bought a gun AK 47 and shoot all of cashgatiers in presence of all donors including Ban Mo, the Chief Executive of IMF and his company to show my fury. And get donors confidence later. It is just a matter of how you play your ball , the ball which between your legs. Simple. Instead of arresting life partners. Moneys were stollen during working hours. Should I say Thandie was working with Mphwiyo or Thandie should be helping big man.

Telio Chakola

Fire goes where bush still exists.

bristone mabichi

MTL would have thrived more that it is now, but why not. This is a deliberate move by the big wigs of TNM to dislodge MTL since they all fall in the hands on one man at Press C. There is no way MTL could have registered such losses if it were not for those to whom we have entrusted with our worth. Govt. open your eyes, someone is playing around in the corridors of “I know it all”.


More fire.


Kodi a Kasamborowa muti iwowa nde abwino bwino. Bola nzawoyo anaba chabe koma iwowa anaba nkufuna kuphaso. Since when does kupha becomes an appluasible action. Nonse ndinu mfiti powabera a malawi koma a Kasamborowa nda nthakati Eni Eni chifukwa akuoneka kuti he is never remorseful for his actions. Kusonyeza kuti moyo wa munthu Ndiwa ntchentche iwowa samausiyanitsa.




Thanks no. 32

Please take note that the MK3 billion administration expenses were for PCL head office only. Sure there is something going on here. This is too much for head office only with only about 30 employees.

ACD muchedwepo pamenepo. Why is Chikaonda allowed to loot like this unnoticed?

Now I hear that they want to sell MTL!!!! MTL was making money during the Mahuka era.

mai nsato

Know that there is a new ACB boss. New blooms sweep very well and know all corners of the forgotten that cob webs are hidding. Chaka cha mayankho ndithu. Am waiting to see the big fish being netted-in, upon arrival from Botwsana. kikikiki

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