Court finds Chanthunya with case to answer over girlfriend murder: Perjury charge added

Murder suspect Misonzi Chanthunya, who is accused of murdering his alleged Zimbabwean girlfriend Linda Gasa in 2010, has been found with a case to answer at the High Court in Zomba.

Chanthunya: Has a case to answer, court rule

The court has also allowed the State to amend the charge sheet and add two more counts of perjury and hindering the burial of a dead body to the cases Chanthunya is answering.

High Court Judge Zione Ntaba read the ruling on behalf of High Court Judge Ruth Chinangwa who is handling the case but was away on Monday, the day of the court ruling delivery.

Lead State lawyer, Steven Kayuni, said he was satisfied with how the case was progressing.

Defence lawyer, Michael Goba Chipeta, said he could not comment on the ruling as he was yet to get a full copy.

The case has received wide media coverage since Chamthunya allegedly killed the Zimbabwean woman who was studying at College of Accountancy in Blantyre.

Court records show that he poisoned the girlfriend in Mangochi where the two had gone to discuss a pregnancy and buried her body in a cottage.

It later transpired that Gasa did not have the pregnancy.

Chanthunya then fled to South Africa before he was extradited back to Malawi a few years ago to answer the murder charges.

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MMalawi
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MMalawi

this is my first time to hear that “later it was discovered the victim was not pregnant”. Inu a Nyasatimes, r u sure about this? Pajansotu nanu 2 minutes inayaketu

Lego
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Tired of this case,just send him to jail for what he did and he deserve to be jailed for life

Bia
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Bia

Murderer. Thanks to the judge for giving justice to Linda Gasa. Put this murderer in jail. Let him rot and die there.

Nasingwe
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Nasingwe

ndi nephew wa joisi banda ncifukwa mlandu ukutelela

Madalo
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Madalo

The least punishment to be meted out to this embecile is kumudula machende. He has wasted a lot of tax payers money on this case.
He murdered his girlfriend and he wants to pretend that he did not .

Thengo
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Thengo

Misozi…my first year classmate..You were very quiet no wonder you got weeded first year..Prepare for jail

Gulekwao
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Gulekwao

He was already crucified…Which Judge would say otherwise even when the persecution had weak cooked evidence…Notwithstanding that I believe he did it…

Chikoti
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Chikoti

Nkanakhal ine mlandu utatha kale..atandinyonganso..hhmmmm.

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