High Court judge Michael Mtambo will next week decide whether to give bail to former Justice minister Ralphael Kasambara, the third accused in the Paul Mphwiyo shooting case.
The judge revoked Kasambara’s bail in September over alleged infringement in his private space by allegedly accessing his private information.
In his application, Kasambara told the court that his life is in danger because of the poor conditions he is staying in prison.
Giving reasons for his appeal, Kasambara said his prolonged stay in hospital had depleted his funds and that he could not properly defend himself while in prison.
But Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Mary Kachale objected to the application, saying despite the Supreme Court throwing out his earlier application, Kasambara has also applied for the bail application at the same higher court which she said was against the law.
According to Kachale, the court cannot make a ruling on a bail application to a person who has already applied for a bail to a higher court.
Mtambo told the court he would make a ruling on the matter next week.
Kasambara is facing the charge of conspiracy to commit murder in the case of shooting of former Ministry of Finance budget director Mphwiyo at the gate of his Area 43 house in Lilongwe on September 13, 2013. n