Chanthunya extradition to Malawi stalls: Murder suspect remains in South Africa

The extradition case of Misozi Charles Chanthunya, accused of murdering a pregnant Zimbabwean girlfriend, has stalled in South Africa as Malawi government maintains that it is looking up to the South African Government for a way forward in repatriating him.

Chanthunya: Appeals against extradition

Chanthunya: Appeals against extradition

Chanthunya faces a murder charge which is punishable by death in Malawi.

He has been fighting against his repatriation from South Africa in courts following the killing of his 25-year-old Zimbabwean girlfriend Linda Gasa in September 2010.

Ministry of Justice spokesperson Apoche Itimu said Chanthunya’s case is an ongoing process which would one day be completed.

Chanthunya made headlines in September 2010 when he skipped Malawi borders after Gasa went missing for almost a month – Nyasa Times were the first to report this story exclusively.

The second-year Malawi College of Accountancy student was later found entombed in the 34-year-old Blantyre businessman’s private cottage in the southern resort town of Mangochi.

The married Chanthunya reportedly went to the Lake Malawi resort district to discuss with Gasa, his secret lover, about her five-month-old pregnancy. He wanted her to abort but she refused.

That was the last the two were seen together before the Blantyre businessman eluded police to skip the borders and the accountancy student was found entombed in the bathroom, decomposing.

An international man-hunt was launched with false sightings in South Africa, the United States and Cuba.

Chanthunya was arrested in January 2O12 by the International Police (Interpol) in Rustenburg, South Africa where he had been hiding after being on the run for more than one year.

He was co-habiting with a Malawian girl.

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9 thoughts on “Chanthunya extradition to Malawi stalls: Murder suspect remains in South Africa”

  1. Achalume says:

    Ampeza madolo a Zimbabwe amvetsanso!

  2. shut up, you lazy creatures from the justice ministry. I strongly believe that the current rats working in the justice ministry are moderate intelligent, they don’t really know where to begin with this case. Previously, we have witnessed Macholowe being extradited from the RSA together with the late Sanudi. This a dummy generation for sure. This Justice PRO is so shameful and must resign, why is he failing to address the nation in principle? He must be a great liability as far as ministry of Justice is concerned. He is fit to be employed by G4s.

  3. atate says:

    Anazionongela tsogolo a chanthunya zinkawayendela awa. Kundende ndi Kundende basi kaya ndi ku joni nchimodzimodzi

  4. zandile says:

    Ministry of justice is not working. The response from the spokesperson is not convincing. It does not take long to extradite a person. It is just that ministry of justice officials are lazy. They do not work. Can someone push them?

  5. Malindima says:

    South Africa does not repatriate foreign citizens to their countries to face murder charges if the verdict could be a death penalty. If Malawi abolished the death penalty, he could have been repatriated long ago. Forget about it. He is in safe heaven now.

  6. MADALA says:

    KAKAULUKA KAKAULUKA KAMAZATERA MPHWANGA ULAPE !!

  7. Dr Congo Dust mkuza Phwala says:

    These are mmutharikas colonies. Remember ankacheza ndi Duwa

  8. tiko says:

    What goes around comes around,justice wil surely prevail one tym!

  9. chikoya says:

    Chigawenga chimenechi chibwere basi kuti nachonso chikaolele kundende moyo wake wonse.

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