Mphwiyo attempted to jump bail, surety tells Malawi court

Crispin Ernest Banda, who was the surety for former Ministry of Finance budget director Paul Mphwiyo, claimed in the High Court on Wednsday that Mphwiyo planned to jump bail.

Mphwiyo:  Gun shot survivor in Malawi 'cashgate'  implicated Kasambara in his shooting

Mphwiyo: Gun shot survivor in Malawi ‘cashgate’ implicated Kasambara in his shooting

Banda asked High Court judge Esmie Chombo to be withdrawn as a surety for Mphwiyo’s bail in the theft and money laundering charges amounting to K2.1 billion.

In his application prepared by private practice lawyer Ralph Kasambara, who is one of the suspects in the case of attempting to murder Mphwiyo, Banda told the judge in her chamber that he had information that Mphwiyo was planning to jump bail.

He asked the court to order a refund of his K2 million bail bond which the court granted.

Mphwiyo on Monday applied to the bureau to be allowed to travel to South Africa for medical aid. In December last year, Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) allowed Mphwiyo to travel to South Africa for medical treatment.

Two bullets hit Mphwiyo in the mandible and another went through his shoulder to his chest. One bullet was removed in a South African hospital but two others – lodged in his spinal column – will remain inside the 38-year-old for the rest of his life.

ACB deputy director general Reyneck Matemba said Mphwiyo has since found the new surety and court examined him to be satisfactory.

Mphwiyo, whose shooting on 13 September 2013 led to the unravelling of the systematic looting of millions of government money dubbed ‘cashgate’,

The gun-shot survivor implicated Kasambara, a former minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs at the time of the incident, as one of the people that wanted to kill him.

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Iwe Hoho Mzimba mtundu wako wabwino. Ok. Komatu mtundu wakowo ndi wokuda bi ndi mitima yomwe. Moti palibe kampani yomwe ingapange mafuta ozola oti uwonekeko bwino. Kodi black ameneyi wa ku DR Congo paja. Koma nyanja ili pafupi nanu. Ngati chili chifaniziro cha Mulungu ndiye anali asanamalize ntchito yake. Mtundu umenewu kungapezeke ma albino, ndakaika. Bwanji pamenepo. Stupit.


It is absolutely pathetic to have Ralph Kasambara who is a prime suspect in all of these cases, still allowed to represent clients in the same case as well as surety of the man who he is accused of attempting to kill. The Malawi law Society is an arse!!!!

Banda mutengeko

K2 million adamupatsa ndi Mphwiyo yemweyo amubera chabe

Gvt must wealth or not arrest all people who r involved in cashgate scandal
Gvt must wealth or not arrest all people who r involved in cashgate scandal

Gvt must wheather or not should arrest all people who r involved in cashgate scandall


Ralph watikwana kagwere uko


Ralph you are a Satan you attempted to kill Paul and now you are persecuting him coz you are a lawyer shame on you


Typical mafia tactics rafaelo,pure thuggish rather.


this stupid mphwiyo should be locked up immediately. if the surety is saying mphwiyo will bolt a ACB mukukana? what more evidence do you need????????? amangidwe pompano

Hoho Mzimba

To be frank aKasambara mukutichitsa manyazi maka maka isi atonga anyinu.

Khalidwe limelo loyenera alomwe. Mukutionongera mbiri yabwino ya mtundu wathu. Mwachitika uli na ada bwana? Awana viyo cha!

Chimphamba Nedi

Dear Patriot,
I greatly appreciate your taking time to give an informed feedback. I always think that it is better to discuss the issue and to know it than just to leave it to wondering. A Malawi ambiri Timangodabwa, kudabwa ndi kudabwa. Thanks, Patriot.

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