The high court in Lilongwe has acquitted Timothy Ntilonsanje and three other suspects in a case he was answering on the death of his girlfriend Kotana Chidyaonga who died after being beaten by a snake.
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.
Timmy is a well known media influencer who was dating Kotana before her death.
His lawyer. Khwima Mchizi told Akometsi that he is happy with the outcome.
“I am happy that he’s been acquitted. It reaffirms my belief in our justice system. At the same time it is infuriating that he had to go through all this having lost his loved one.”
“And this has to be a lesson to all who jump on the bandwagon of spewing dirt in the social media about people when they have no evidence whatsoever of what they are talking about,” said the lawyer.
On taking action against those who defamed his client, Khwima said, “when the right time comes they will be taken to task. For now let us celebrate the freedom.”