Chanthunya murder case: Court postpones verdict

The High Court in Zomba has postponed its verdict in the trial of Misozi Chanthunya who was convicted for murdering his girlfriend Linda Gasa.

The court was expected to deliver its verdict on Wednesday but Lead counsel for the state Dr Steven Kayuni said the court will instead deliver its verdict on September 4, 2020.

Kayuni said presiding judge Justice Ruth Chinangwa is currently engaged hence the shift.

Chanthunya was found guilty of three charges of murder, hindering proper burial of a dead body and perjury.

Gasa, who was of Zimbabwean national and a student at the Malawi College of Accountancy (MCA) was killed and buried in Chanthunya’s Mwala Cottage in Monkey-Bay, Mangochi on August 4, 2010.

Lawyer representing Chanthunya, Micheal Goba Chipeta told YFM online that they will appeal the court’s ruling arguing that the state’s evidence was circumstantial.

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