Judicial review for Chanthunya extradition decision

A High Court judge in South Africa is to rule on whether the Home Affairs Minister was wrong to allow the extradition of  Malawian Misozi Charles Chanthunya, accused of murdering a pregnant Zimbabwean girlfriend.

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 confirmed Chanhtuya has filed for judicial review against his extradition.

“He has commenced judicial review against extradition,” said Itimu.

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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11 thoughts on “Judicial review for Chanthunya extradition decision”

  1. Kholophete says:

    RSA please just release this murderer to us Malawians…apo bii mupelekeni kwa Mugabe achite naye. Mukumsunga nthawi yonseyi ndi wanu? Why didn’t you xenophobe him munkalimbana ndi innocent immigrants kusiya chigawengachi eating and enjoying in your country?

  2. nazimbiri says:

    isa koma azimayi apa malawi samalani umphawi siumatopha munthu.mwaona nzanu anatophedwa ndi nkhandwe, chifukwa chokonda ndalama yosakhetsera thukuta (pa matako mthandize) nabolani kugwira ntchito pakhomo pa munthu.

    inu amene mumatotengedwa kumanyumba kwa azibambo woyenda ndi malupanga mkabudula inu,mutofera za eni,koma mumatokayezetsa magazi abaleeeeeeeeee!ndiuleletu.
    shaaaa! zamanyazi kikikikiki Mulungu atoona kikikikikiki

  3. babylon says:

    Kwawo ndi kolemera, sammanga ameneyu inatha nkhaniyi. Makobidi amayankhula, mphawi bwenzi pano kalekale atasevanso half ya sentence.

  4. Moralist says:

    Beware atsikana apa Malawi.The monster is coming back.Paja ndinu osusuka kwabasi ndi makobili aumbanda.He is going to bury you like potatoes.Useless girls with no morals.i

  5. zenegeya says:

    Atsikana kususuka, mesa amadziwa kuti chamthunya Ali pa banks? Mfiti imeneyi ibwere adzaithunyule kuno.

  6. Mwangaline mwelemu!

  7. king kunta says:

    the author is tryn to show that malawian girls can aide a murderer as long as he has money …read btn the lines mazunda wamva

  8. Yes zikugwirizana it’s cralifying that he was in South Africa staying or in other words if the Malawian woman is staying in RSA legally the she was habouring a fugitive which is a criminal offence on it’s own so don’t say kuti sikzikugwirizana ayi. This gentleman must go to Malawi no matter what I think that the RSA government will do the Honourable thing to extradite this guy back to Malawi to face the full mighty hand of law. RSA fought tooth & nail to bring Shrien Dewani to answer similar charges so why should they oppose the extradition???? The point that in Malawi there is Death sentence for murder cases is laughable cos according to goverent records when was the last convict or prisoner hanged?????? I don’t know some can argue that in legal proceedings it’s still effective as long as it’s in the laws of The Republic but my plea to the Malawi Prosecuting Authority is that this is the time for our learned Attorneys to go into the RSA court & assure them that this guy will only get life inprisonment if he is found guilty. He is innocent until proven guilty by the court if law koma pa Chichewa timati ” woyipa athawa yekha” bwanji a kuthawa ndikubisala?????? What do you think guys???

  9. alekekuba says:

    What type of life does Chanthunya have outside prison? Will he undergo face surgery? All women beware of that face it kills mercilessly

  10. nazimbiri says:

    isaaa mfiti izafanso.kaya mutochotsetsa ana aanthu mimba,kaya kuwapha kumene.inunso muzatofa imfa yowawa.mwana wanu azatokumana nazo zimenezi tiyeni nazo,azibambo opha
    anthu inu.kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk

  11. chimwemwe Mazunda says:

    “He was co-habiting with a Malawian girl” So what? Zikugwirizana bwanji ndi nkhaniyi?

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