Murder suspect Misonzi Chanthunya walks out of prison after court bail

Misonzi Chanthuya, the man suspected to have killed and buried his Zimbabwean girlfriend Linda Gasa under a concrete floor is free at home after he has been granted bail by the Supreme Court of Appeal.

Misozi Charles Chanthunya, accused of murdering a pregnant Zimbabwean girlfriend

Chanthunya is suspected to have killed Linda Gasa in 2010.

Judge Dunstan Mwangulu made the ruling on Thursday when the case resumed after a break of close to two months now.

In his ruling, Mwaungulu observed that Chanthunya  has overstayed in jail hence granting him bail.

He said where custodial time limit is exceeded, the court considers the suspect’s constitutional right under Section 42 (2) (f) and statutory right in Section 161 A-J for the Criminal Procedure and Evidence Code.

Mwaungulu ordered Chanthunya to pay K500 000 non cash  bail bond from five surities and surrender all travelling documents to the court.

“The  surities will be examined by the registrar of the Court below,” said the judge.

He will be required to report to Blantyre police station “every Monday and Friday.”

The Court also asked Chanthunya to designate “one area of residence.”

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waganyu
waganyu
2 years ago

the best judge of all time mwawungulu

Matcheso
2 years ago

releasing a murderer on bail ??you think the relatives of the deceased are happy ??

Beni Morgan
Beni Morgan
2 years ago

Mwaungulu you are a disgrace to this Nation. Useless judge of our time and Mulungu akuweruze mwapadeladera.

Wazahhh
Wazahhh
2 years ago

Saw this coming after his [Chanthunya] extradition
One of the most stupidest statement here is ‘overstayed in prison’
Anthu okuba nkhuku are in prison for years..God will judge you.

Lawyers and Judges in Malawi only show fairness where there is money (to their benefit) involved.

Ndaonavino
Ndaonavino
2 years ago

Thus my mother land Malawi. If you have money you can kill and left scot free in the street.

Kwazulu
Kwazulu
2 years ago

Is Chanthunya the only overstayed remanded in Malawi Prisons? What about others who are older on remand than Chanthunya

Lilian Kaunda
Lilian Kaunda
2 years ago

Mwaungulu should go to all prisons and release other murder suspects who have also stayed long in jail. Lawyers should use this as a precedent and get all suspects released including father Mugosha of Albino murder.

China
China
2 years ago

Oh no this is bad for our country the judge is useless.How can a murder suspect be freed?Only in Malawi this murderer deserve to rot in jail

Omex70
Omex70
2 years ago

Judge Mwaungulu will one day be harshly judged by the righteous God for his questionable rulings that he alaways make. Why can a killer be released on bail? If Chamthunya had killed your child would you be happy to see him walking escort free?

Nad
Nad
2 years ago

Surely this guy was not supposed to be given bail no matter what because in the first place he ran away, it had to take south African police to apprehend him. Now that this pompous judge has decided to set him free because according to him he has overstayed in prison doesn’t hold any water. After the chief justice acknowledged deep rooted corruption in the judiciary, so no wonder this has happened this way.

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