Preliminary autopsy results indicate heart failure as cause of Kasambara’s death

By Chisomo Phiri

The Malawi Police Service (MPS) says the preliminary findings on the autopsy of the late Ralph Kasambara has revealed that the death was due to heart failure.

National Police spokesperson Peter Kalaya has disclosed this to Nation Online a short while ago.

According to Kalaya, samples have been collected for a more detailed chemical analysis.

Raphael Kasambara

“The results of this examination are expected to be provided to the police in due course,” he said.

He indicated that the autopsy procedures were carried out at Goodwill Mortuary, located in Area 4, by  pathologists Dr  Tamiwe Tomoka and Dr. Andy Mwale.

Kalaya added that the autopsy was conducted in the presence of Dr.Dan Namalika, who attended on behalf of the family, along with other family members.

Kasambara, a prominent figure in the legal community and former Justice Minister and Attorney General, was found dead yesterday at a lodge situated in Area 47 in Lilongwe.