Murder suspect Chanthunya  gets 2 more charges: Pleads not guilty to perjury, hindering dead body

The High Court in Zomba has on Monday  slapped murder suspect Misozi Chanthunya with two more charge on the death of  his alleged girlfriend Linda Gasa who was exhumed in his cottage house.

Chanthunya: Pleaded not guilty

He has been slapped with perjury and hindering burial of a dead body and immediately Judge Ruth Chinangwa announced that she will make the ruling on the long and winding case before August 28, 2020.

Chanthunya, who pleaded not guilty on the two charges,  told the court that he would exercise his right to remain silent throughout the case.

The judge then told lawyers for both the State and Chanthunya to make final submissions within 21 days.

There is also an appeal pending in the Supreme Court as Chanthunya applied that the case be heard before the Constitutional Court.

He is being represented by Michael Goba Chipeta while the Pilirani Masanjala is prosecuting.

The State paraded 11 witnesses that included Jessie Kachale—Gasa’s sister in marriage—who claimed to have been told by the deceased that she was pregnant and that the suspect wanted her to terminate the pregnancy, being the motive for the murder.

The suspect’s lawyer argues—in the final submissions submitted on  February 17 this year that there was no direct evidence proving the offence of murder against the accused and that there was no circumstantial evidence proving the offence of murder against the accused.

Chanthunya was arrested in South Africa by Interpol on January 12  2012 and was brought back into the country on March 27 2018.

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Ankolo
8 months ago

Please can you deal with this murderer for once? What is wrong? How special is chathunya?

Ulemu Namitembo
Ulemu Namitembo
8 months ago

It Show Malawi has Got Rubbish Laws and the Person who Murdered Why did he flee to RSA if he was NOT Guilty as in the Criminal Law it is Said that FLIGHT IS AN EVIDANCE OF GUILT he runs away and Malawi Govt Spends Money to Bring him Back to Malawi for Justification LAW IS AN ASS AND JUSTICE IS BLIND Malawi is going to Bullshit Even we know that the Crime has been Committed but Malawi Judiciary is Unable to Punish the Person 8 Years Down the Lane Malawi Laws and Malawi Justice System is the Third Class… Read more »

Phwisa
Phwisa
8 months ago

But what happened to the immigry officer at Mwanza Border who allegged that Gasa had passed through the immigration checks to Zimbabwe. The officer dully stamped Gasa’s passport. Any case with the officer.

Mulopwana
8 months ago

Uyu mzake ndi Mark Construction basi. Muzukacheza limodzi

Prince Okoye
Prince Okoye
8 months ago

This guy is evil. He deserves maximum punishment

Prince Okoye
Prince Okoye
8 months ago

This guy is evil. He deserves stiffer penalty.

Mr Truth Pains
8 months ago

Am totally tired of hearing this name called Chanthunya over and over again .
Just jail him if he committed the murder and if not then let him go.

We have been hearing the same person case for more than 5yrs now since he was in RSA up to now. What is so special about this guy for his case to be trending like this?

We need to hear something else.

Robateu
Robateu
8 months ago

Is this guy on remand? he should be operating from prison, or else he will run again!

Bob Finye
Bob Finye
8 months ago

Chathinuya is a relation of JB. It is alleged she facilitated his sneaking out to SA when she had the state power.

Madando Tippex
Madando Tippex
8 months ago
Reply to  Bob Finye

A relation of JB or connected to the Muthalikas or was also a man friend of Bingu’s daughter when Bingu was still president of Malawi at the time of Gasa’s murder?

Mwinithako
Mwinithako
8 months ago

Are the lawyers representing Chamthunya human???Linda Gasa was discovered at Chamtunyas cottage in Monkeybay,was it drummer???This is Bulshit

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