|Died||21 December 2020|
|Cause of death||Kidney Ailment|
Born: 1972 (48 at time of death).
Family: Wife, Stella. Four children. (One report, “father of five”.) Sister Sophia Chalenga. Nephew Amos Mbewe said, “His wish was to be buried in Malawi” 
Was buried 23 December 2020 at Zororo Memorial Park in Chitungwiza. 
School / Education
Chikangwe High, Karoi, Activities and Societies: Music, athletics and football.
Service / Career
August 1994 – May 2010: Court interpreter, Ministry of Justice. Rose to position of senior court reporter, to principal court interpreter in charge of Mashonaland province and later Manicaland province.
June 2010: Alpha Media Holdings (publishers of NewsDay, The Independent and The Standard)
Charles Laiton died on 21 December 2020.
Alpha Media Holdings (AMH) Editor-In-Chief Wisdom Mdzungairi described Laiton as a hardworking and principled journalist. “My heartfelt condolences go to the Laiton family on the death of our colleague Charles. He was a principled journalist who was always ready to mentor young reporters, and was an authority in court reporting having worked in the justice system for some time.”
- SAD NEWS: NewsDay senior reporter Charles Laiton has died. He was 48, My Zimbabwe, Published: 22 December 2020, Retrieved: 23 December 2020
- Charles Laiton burial set, The Zimbabwe Daily, Published: 22 December 2020, Retrieved: 23 December 2020
- NewsDay journalist Charles Laiton dies, NewsDay, Published: December 21, 2020, Retrieved: december 22, 2020
- Mutongi Gava, NewsDay court reporter Charles Laiton dies aged 48, ZimLive, Published: december 22, 2020, Retrieved: December 22, 2020