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.
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.”