Lilongwe (MaraPost) — Magistrate Ruth Chinangwa of Lilongwe Magistrate court on Monday charged sacked Justice Minister Ralph Kasambara of attempted murder of former budget director Paul Mphwiyo.
Surprisingly, Kasambala has made a supplication that he wants the state President of the Republic of Malawi Joyce Banda, other two senior Peoples Party officials namely Hophmally Makande and the current Minister of information Brown James Mpinganjira as well as State House Official Cecilia Kumpukwe who is the sister to President Joyce Banda as his possible witnesses.
President Joyce Banda in September 2013 during the IJTMA celebration by the Moslem women said she knew who shot Paul Mphwiyo for his efforts to fight corruption before she denied having said that in October at a Press briefing at Sanjika Palace when she was coming from her visit in the USA.
Since Paul Mphwiyo was shot, there has been arrest of Peoples Party officials as well as civil servants in connection to the looting of Billions of kwacha at Capitol Hill the centre of government business in what has been dubbed cash gate by the local media.
Meanwhile, the matter has been referred to high court. In a related development, Pika Manondo who is also a prime suspect in the shooting of Paul Mphwiyo has also been charged with the same count and has been denied bail. Robert Kadzuwa, McDonald Kumwembe and Dauka Manondo (a brother to Pika Manondo) are remanded at Maula Prison in connection with the attempted murder of Paul Mphwiyo.