Kottana Chidyaonga murder suspects out of  prison remand after court bail

Four suspects in the intriguing murder of a young lady Kottana Chidyaonga were on Friday given High Court bail but only walked to the the conditional freedom on Tuesday.

The suspects in Kottana’s murder

High Court judge Fiona Mwale released the suspects on bail on Friday but remained remanded at Maula prison in Lilongwe because they were to fulfill bail conditions requirements.

A local fashion designer Ekaree Daniella Chaweza  was also picked by police  in connection with the death.

Police arrested Ekaree – a girl friend to one of the suspect  Gilbert Kalamiza (29) – following continued investigations into the death of Kottana.

Chaweza has joined other suspects, former boyfriend of Kottana,  Timothy Mtilisanje (28) and Diana Bhagwanji  (23) charged with murder offences.

The court has ordered the suspects to deposit K1 million cash bail bond each, each to have two sureties bonded at K5 million each non cash, surrender their travel documents to the state, report to Lilongwe police station every Friday, inform the police whenever they want to travel outside Lilongwe, must not contact relatives of Kotana and must not interfere in state investigations in the murder.

The suspects, who were with Kotana at the time of her death, claim she died of snake bite but pathologist Charles Dzamalala said she died of poison.

However, Dzamalala’s findings are being challenged by a medical officer hired by the suspects.

However, an associate professor at College of Medicine  Steve Kamiza is challenging the Dzamalala autopsy report in the court after he was engaged by lawyers of one of the suspects in the death of Chidyaonga.

Among others, Kamuza says Dzamalala did not say whether the purported snake wound did not have snake fangs buried inside.

He argues that Dzamalala did not say whether the brought snake had its fangs  on/inside to rule out snake bite.

“That the laboratory tests should not have been deferred due to positive tests of termik substance in the system because positive tests are not uncommon in lab practice,” says Kamiza.

Timothy Mtilisanje hails from Mkungula village in Zomba while Gilbert Kamaliza  and Diana Bhagwanji are from Likoma and Zomba respectively.and Diana Bhagwanji are from Likoma and Zomba respectively.

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Jane MAYEMU
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Jane MAYEMU

autopsy yokayikitsa..they should have started from the drugs administered at the first clinic…….

chayamba
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chayamba

I have never seen Dzamalala tets go wrong. It will be the first time.Money is exchanging hands on this case.

Mervis
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Mervis

Check the Irish guys case. Money has definitely been exchanged for him to write that fake report

4444 Nooo
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4444 Nooo

Money killed justice, had it bn ogwidwawa ndi akumudzi uko ku Ntcheu uko ku Mzimba, bolero, kameme eeeeeeish it wld be history
Koma ine day truth will prevail

Mervis
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Mervis

Dzamalala or should I say dzinyalala should find another profession. Why do we have amateurs doing forensics and affecting people’s lives? I feel sorry for his family. They will get worse than what these 4 got. Him and his homie Thoko. Karma is coming to bite you in the ass. And it will bite so so hard! Good luck.

Bee
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Bee

This is the most shit journalism ever written. Whoever wrote this should find another profession. You cannot wrote “intriguing murder” as if you have facts to back that up. Use language such as “alleged murder” if you are to even call this a murder as it was not. Murder by the hospital administering wrong drugs if anything. Go back to school if you even went to journalism school and learn properly.

4444 Nooo
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4444 Nooo

You only need to have money for you to be free

Mervis
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Mervis

You also need to have money to get innocent people locked up just like how these 4 innocent ppl got locked up. Too much corruption is killing our nation.

Chiswa B
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Chiswa B

Who’s this girl kotana that a whole page is dedicated for her?

Kaphiza
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Kaphiza

She was a drug addict

Robert
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Robert

Exume her body and find out, because if that’s the case innocent people are in jail for nothing. The Doctor should’ve tested everything and not just termik. How was he so certain it was termik from the start? He was paid to frame these kids by the family. Mr Chidyaonga is an evil money driven man it’s a shame his best friend Bingu Mutharika isn’t here to save him.

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