Kalindo announces resumption of ‘Malawi Sali Bho’ anti-government protests

Political activist Bon Kalindo has announced that his fold will resume the nationwide anti-government demonstrations, whose aim is to pressure President Chakwera’s Tonse-led administration, after they gave them a ten-day break to allow Malawians enjoy the festive season.

He said on Tuesday that first demonstrations—against the rise cost of living—will start with Blantyre on January 13, 2022.

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“We are back to business, and we will not relent until what was promised to Malawians is seen and happening,” Kalindo said.

After the Blantyre ordeal he said on January 23, 2021 he will lead the “Chingeni Toll Gate Shutdown.”

Said Kalindo: “Government lied to Malawians on reducing toll gate fees, and that is quite unfortunate. The Chingeni Tollgate shut down will involve holding vigils at the toll gate and stopping vehicle owners from paying the fees until government bows down to the demands of Malawians.”

The comedian-turned-politician and a former youth director in the UTM Party – a major partner in the Tonse Alliance – warned that he will call for a referendum if government continues to ignore the demands.

He already negotiated for a reduction of the tollgate fees and government agreed but President Lazarus Chakwera Tonse government administration is yet to implement the reduced fees.

“It’s wrong to lie to citizens just because you want to be in power. We want these unimaginable fees; taxes be reduced that the citizen they not continue to suffer amid economic turmoil. We will not sit back watching politicians getting advantage of locals while their families are enjoying free government resources,” he dared.

Last year, he led demonstrations in Blantyre, Lilongwe, Mzuzu and Mangochi aimed at demanding the Lazarus Chakwera administration to implement solutions to the rise in cost of living.

He was arrested in December on accusations of spreading false information during demonstrations in Mzuzu and Mangochi.

After he was granted bail, he was also arrested for malicious damage during protests. He is currently out on bail.

Kalindo is expected to appear before Zomba and Lilongwe magistrate courts on January 20 and February 3, 2022 respectively.

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FORGIVE THEM
FORGIVE THEM
13 days ago

Muphetsa anthu chabe
Kuli covid 19 kunjakutu,

C. Phiri
C. Phiri
13 days ago

City Council must demand that Bon Kalindo sign a statement that he will be responsible for any financial damages, including loss or damage to private or public properties, and make him liable for any violence that may erupt during the course of the protests, before granting him authorization to carry out these demonstrations / protests. Everyone wants taxes to come down, but forcing the government’s hand is not the way. The taxes were increased for a reason – because taxes is the easiest and most readily available way that the government can make up for the loss in revenue due… Read more »

Kennedy
Kennedy
13 days ago

He is disturbing peace, what is the aim of an endless demo I thought he handed demands now waiting for an answer?

Black berry
Black berry
13 days ago

Honourable Kalindo it’s now time for your movement to start offering alternatives to the problems we are facing. Just concentrating on demonstrations is not enough. Your movement should also be seen that it has solutions.

Chunga chunga
Chunga chunga
13 days ago

Can uneducated comedians make truthful leaders in Malawi? l doubt

happyndalama
happyndalama
13 days ago
Reply to  Chunga chunga

He is under the influence of comedies, dont take him serious

Pachalo
Pachalo
14 days ago

Ma demo pangani koma zotseka toll gate ndiye kuphwanya malamulo….akakumangani muziti boma la nkhanza? Mukhoza kumapanga ma demo daily…mutopa nokha.

Critic
Critic
13 days ago
Reply to  Pachalo

This government has failed big time.

Liars exposed
14 days ago

Kkkk. A Winiko mwati chiani? You will call for a referendum sure? That’s what has made me laugh. Please just continue with your demonstrations. As for referendum only the president is mandated to call for a referendum.

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