Fugitive murder suspect Misozi Chanthunya arrived in the country on Thursday afternoon from South Africa through Kamuzu International Airport (KIA) in Lilongwe amid tight security.
Chanthunya, who remains prime suspect in the murder of 25-year-old Zimbabwean ex-girlfriend Linda Gasa in 2010, arrived on a Malawian Airline flight, at 4.30 pm, accompanied by Interpol, plain-clothed police officers, Ministry of Justice lawyers and other unidentified companions.
Immediately after the plane landed, police detectives and anti-riot police officers cordoned-off the runway.
Chanthunya and a crew of security officers, were the last to disembark from the aircraft.
Spotting a red shirt, sandwiched by security officers, Chanthunya finally arrived back home, eight years after he allegedly murdered Gasa, who was a second-year Malawi College of Accountancy student in Blantyre.
A huge media gathering and other interested people flocked to the airport hoping to get a glimpse of Chanthunya but many were disappointed as police cars whisked him away.
Since 2010, Chanthunya has been fighting his extradition to face the murder charges in Malawi after he was arrested in South Africa.
At the time of publishing this article Chanthunya was in custody at Lilongwe Police Station waiting for a yet to be announced court appearance.