The High Court in Lilongwe has adjourned to November 12 to 14, 2014 a case in which five people including the former Minister of Justice Ralph Kasambara are answering charges of attempted murder and conspiracy to murder former budget director Paul Mphwiyo.
The court has also granted the prosecution leave to join businessman Osward Lutepo to the case to answer a charge of conspiracy to commit murder alongside Kasambara, Pika Manondo and his elder brother Dauka,
Robert Kadzuwa, Kumwembe who have pleaded not guilty to charges of allegedly conspiring and attempting to kill Mphwiyo.
Director of Public Prosecutions Mary Kachale told the court that following examination of the case files, she was convinced that evidence pointed to Lutepo as having taken part in the conspiracy to kill Mphwiyo
The case resumed yesterday with continuation of the cross-examination of Mphwiyo by Kasambara who is representing himself but he complained to the court that the prosecution had not served him with certain documents as ordered by the court.
Speaking on behalf of his co-counsel John-Gift Mwakhwawa, Kasambara said he had also not been served with the call-logs which he requested through the court.
Mwakhwawa, who is representing Pika Manondo, did not attend the trial today because he was attending to burial arrangements of his aunt who passed away on Sunday as he was travelling to Lilongwe.