Trial collapses as judge rules Kottana’s boyfriend, 3 others have ‘no case to answer’

The High Court in Lilongwe has found four suspects -Ekari Daniella Chaweza, Gilbert Kalamiza, Timothy Mtilosanje and Diana Bhagwanji -who were being accused of murdering Kottana Chidyaonga, that they have no case to answer and the murder trial has collapsed.

Tears of jubilation after court acquittal

Chidyaonga died in January this year and it was suspected that she died due to a snake bite’, while another school of thought alleged that she might have been murdered.

Judge Thomson Ligowe says the court has found no substantial evidence from state to prove the case hence it has acquitted the suspects.

Initial statements from suspects showed that the 23 year-old girl from Lilongwe was bitten by a snake but an autopsy report by Pathologist Charles Dzamalala found that she died from poisoning.

Mtilonsanje was boyfriend to the late Chidyaonga, while Baghwanji was one of the close friends she was last seen with on that fateful day.

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Mofolo
Mofolo
9 months ago

The investigation into the case was poorly done. Strange things happened including an attempted flight risk all these are good indicators of evading suspicion but the case was handled by an amateur investigator. What a dis service to the deceased and her parents. MHSRIP

Concerned citizen
9 months ago

Now what are the implicatiins for the pathologist? Medical doctors, what action is taken in this case? There were two different pathological opinions which means one was correct.

BigMan
BigMan
9 months ago

Rich kids. What else was expected? Ena bwezi ali ku Maula ku remand nthawi yonseyi. Awa anali pheee, ku facebook.

goodson
goodson
9 months ago
Reply to  BigMan

Big man with a small brain

Stacie
Stacie
9 months ago

Finally justice for them. May they revoke Dzamalala’s license. Useless man.

Chisale
Chisale
9 months ago

Our Pathologist ignored the basics and became too big for his boots. As far as I can remember, this Dr. was part of any suspect death. You can tell the moment another pathologist came with a different report, all he said was he has been doing it for years. Are we going to trust Dr. Dzamalala?

FEW GOOD MEN
FEW GOOD MEN
9 months ago

Corruption at its best In malawi

Malawi walero
Malawi walero
9 months ago

Snakes they are so poisonus. Every body knows how dangerous snakes are. No case here

Mpweya zii
Mpweya zii
9 months ago

How to get away with murder….

January
January
9 months ago

Bwinotu apa,mwati judge ameneyu sanadyepo zake pamenepa

Poison v Venom
9 months ago

Venom v Poison. Poison is ingested or inhaled and is via the digestive system. Venom goes through the blood and is injected. Which is which Dzamalala? Was the snake cytotoxic, neurotoxic or haematoxic? What was the name of the poison? Was it cynanide? Arsenic? Radioactive polonium?

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