USA based Malawian pleads guilty to murder of Deputy Minister daughter

By Durell Namasani

The man who was charged with the murder of Deputy Defence Minister Jean Sendeza’s daughter Noria Mtambalika and attempted murder of the other daughter Mundi Glory Sendeza has pleaded guilty, according to the St. Joseph County Prosecutor’s Office.

Kalekeni Lindeire, who is also of Malawi origin pleaded guilty on Wednesday as part of a plea agreement. if the Judge accepts his plea, Lindeire is expected to be sentenced to 50 years in prison as part of the agreement.

On September 25, 2020, Mtambalika was driving to the Hickory Village apartment complex with her sister, Sendeza, when Lindeire began chasing the vehicle, reports said. Lindeire fired shots at the vehicle, killing Mtambalika.

Kalekeni Lindeire

Court documents say the sisters were driving to an apartment complex when they saw Lindeire, who is an ex-boyfriend of Sendeza. The women drove away, trying to escape from Linderie after he fired multiple shots at their car, court documents say.

Mtambalika’s vehicle overturned as it turned into the parking lot at 3601 Edison Road. Lindeire tried to pull Sendeza from the vehicle, but witnesses intervened. When police vehicle arrived, Lindeire ran back to his vehicle and drove from the scene.

Lindeire who is 38 years old will be sentenced on December 3.Lindeire is still facing rape and kidnaping charges for an incident that happened several days earlier

Noria , a mother on one was only 29 years old at the time of her passing

The late Noria Mtambalika, murdered by Lindiere