Masambuka murder case adjourned to September 18

The High Court in Blantyre has on Friday adjourned to September 18 this year, a case in which 12 people are alleged to have murdered MacDonald Masambuka, a young man with albinism.

On the set date, the High Court Judge, Nyakawunda Kamanga, will deliver her ruling on the application by the defense lawyer to have the witnesses retestify in the court.

Meanwhile, state lawyer, Chipilira Masanjala, says he sees no reason why witnesses should be paraded back.

Judge Kamanga is presiding the case after taking it over from Zomba based high court judge, Zione Ntaba, who recused herself in May, due to some conflicts of interest.

Judge Ntaba’s decision came after the name of her uncle, Dr. Hetherwick Ntaba, was mentioned in the list of people suspected to have taken a hand in the death of Masambuka.

Among the 12 suspects in the murder case are Father Thomas Muhosha (suspended Roman Catholic priest), Lumbani Kamanga (medical clinician), Chikondi Chileka (police officer) and a biological brother to the deceased Kasimu Masambuka.

Late Mac Donald Masambuka went missing on March 9, 2018 at his home in Machinga district.

Later, his body was found with some parts removed and part of it burned.

In August this year, the High Court in Mchinji sentenced to death three people who were convicted of killing a person with albinism.

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