Fredokiss appears in court, pleads ‘not guilty’ in electoral hand outs case

Musician Fredokiss real name Penjani Kalua who is also son to former minister and parliamentarian for Rumphi Central Kamlepo Kalua and two accomplices on Wednesday pleaded not guilty on charges of offering handouts during elections time contrary to Presidential and Parliamentary Elections Act (PPEA).

Fredokiss Kalua: Pleads not guilty

Fredokiss, 34, together with Steven Mkandawire, 31 and  David Kausiwa, 22  appeared in court before Chief Resident Magistrate Gladys Gondwe in Mzuzu.

The rapper and his accomplices are facing offences against Section 115 of the PPEA and Section 41 of the Political Parties Act. The two acts prohibit people from offering inducement to people during voting.

The maximum penalty for contravening the law is a charge of K500 000 and a two year custodial sentence while the Political Parties Act attracts a fine of K10 million and a five year custodial sentence.

The case has since been adjourned to July 28, 2020 when the State is expected to parade eight witnesses in a full trial.

Recently, the artist issued a statement in which he accused the local media on how it reported his incident.

He claimed the media spread the news of his arrest, claiming his was a case of  “mistaken identity.”

Over the years, the rapper has built his status and brand as a champion of the youth. His rising profile earned him a number of corporate deals in which he was chosen as a brand ambassador for a number of agencies and organisations.

Renowned writer and arts commentator Wonderful Mkhutche told the local press that  Fredokiss arresst may  be a huge blow on his emerging brand as an artist for the self-styled ghetto king whom the youth looked up to as a role model.

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Mwinithako
Mwinithako
2 months ago

This creative war will not end sure.Fredokis palibe chomwe analakwa.But chifukwa bambo ake a DPP and iyenso ankasupota DPP mwati mumphwetse mukunama koma.

G Zali
G Zali
2 months ago

Ma judge anakunyozani amenewo. Punish them akalowe

Piper
Piper
2 months ago

He’s did something similar during the previous elections in 19. So it seems it’s his way of doing things so he must face the consequences. Public figures have a lot of influence so the punishment must be proportional to the offence. If DPP had won, surely nothing would have happened especially that his dad was minister. New Malawi new reality.

Mpulula
Mpulula
2 months ago

This boy is stupid and drunk on fame. He thinks he can be a successful youth leader but nobody trusts him. He is arrogant and unmeasured. Forget about it, boy

BENTBY
2 months ago

it just vindicates how childish and puppet he is, at 34 he can’t stand against stupid errands or distance himself from his father’s evil missions. fredo you are our enemy. enemy by association. you associated with evil dpp party which is our grand enemy. friends of our enemy is automatically our enemy. enemy by association

Modecai & Associates
Modecai & Associates
2 months ago

Martin should now be the NBS brand ambassador because mkulu waanyaniyu wakwela yokuphwa!!!!!!

Joni
Joni
2 months ago

Mlandu wapangira ku North, Judge ndi Mzimayi komanso ndewu ya MAJAJI ndi DPP siyinathetu…sapulumuka mfana…..a Kamulepo mwaphetsa ana ndithu….akukalowa uyu!!!

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