3 remanded over Kottana’s death

The Chief Resident Magistrate’s Court in Lilongwe has remanded three suspects in connection with the death of Kottana Chidyaonga.

The three, Timothy Mtilisanje, 28, Gilbert Kamaliza, 29, and Diana Bhagwanji, 23, were remanded on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 on a murder charge.

They will be on remand up to 4 February 2020 as the state works out on paperwork to commit the case to the High Court.

The state through Prosecutor Inspector Griffin Luhanga pleaded with the court to give them a one-month period to but the defence counsel comprising; Counsel Charles Mhone, Manuel Theu and Kwima Nchizi pleaded for one week.

Apparently, Chief Resident Magistrate Violet Chipawo has given the state 14 working days to complete the committal processes.

It was first reported that Kottana died due to a snake bite but a report released by pathologist Charles Dzamalala later indicated she died as a result of acute poisoning with termik.

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