Kasambara Sick in Prison, Doctor Visits Him
Lawyer Ralph Kasambara is not feeling well in prison complaining of heart problems and had a doctor visit him at Zomba Maximum Security Prison where he has been remanded.
Zodiak online reporter Mallick Mnela exclusively visited Kasambara in the cells where Kasambara confirmed he was not feeling well.
“I have a heart condition and I have been told by the doctor who visited me that I need to get my medicine and take them as per prescription otherwise the condition will worsen,” Kasambara told our reporter.
Our reporter says Kasambara at least looked fine in a Bafana Bafana jersey and said this is what happens when people are fighting an oppressive government.
“This is an oppressive government and such things usually happen when fighting such a system,” Kasambara told our Mallick Mnela who got access to enter the prison.
Friday morning inmates at Zomba Maximum Security Prison refused to get out of the campus to work in the prison’s field and other places in protest against the detention without trial.
An impeccable inside source said the prisoners started protesting the arrest of Kasambara by refusing their routine work.
“As I speak the prisoners have just stayed put and have vowed not to get out of the jail to go to areas where some prisoners are sent to work,” said the source.
The source also said there was murmuring throughout Thursday night when the prison authorities decided to put Kasambara in the Condemned Cells CC block where those on death row and life imprisonment are housed.
“The prisoners were wondering and shouting all night long why put Kasambara in that block as if he is a murderer,” said our source.
Pressed to comment why Kasambara was put on that section, Prisons Spokesperson Inspector Evans Phiri said it was on security reasons.
“He has been sent to the CC block because there is plenty space. It is safe, so we also did that for security reasons,” said Inspector Phiri.
He however said he was not true that that the prisoners had mutinied against the incarceration of Kasambara but our source insisted this was true.
Kasambara was arrested on Monday and charged with abetting assault after his men overpowered and beat up two young men suspected to have been sent to petrol bomb his offices.
He was released Wednesday afternoon on court bail but the police re-arrested him two hours later.
After re-arresting him, the police insisted that the release of Mr. Kasambara lacked some procedures as no release order from the prison was issued.
Later the authorities questioned how he obtained bail when judiciary workers are on strike. Ironically the state also obtained a remand order from the same courts.—Zodiak Online