Police arrest MP Kalindo of UTM for allegedly ‘insulting’ Malawi President

Malawi Police Service in Lilongwe have arrested Mulanje South Member of Parliament Bon Kalindo who is also UTM National Director of Youth.

Kalindo: Denies to have chorused disparaging songs about President Mutharika

UTM deputy spokesman Leonard Chimbanga confirmed the arrest of Kalindo.

He said Kalindo was arrested by the police at Chitukuko in Lilongwe.

“Now the police are taking him to Area 30” said Chimbanga at around 2:00hrs of Thursday afternoon.

The arrest comes barely few hours after Kalindo refused to apologise to President Peter Mutharika over his recent conduct in leading UTM supporters chanting allegedly insulting songs against the President.

The incident happened last week at Balaka Police Station following the arrest of  Vice-President Saulos Chilima’s aides  -Kushi Unyolo and Joshua Valera – on Sunday afternoon for “acting suspiciously” at the launch of Chiwanja Cha Yao in Balaka where President Peter Mutharika was in attendance.

Chilima, who is also UTM Party torchbearer in the May 21 Tripartite Elections, delegated Valera and Unyolo to deliver a gift at the Yao cultural grouping ceremony to which he had been invited, but failed to go due to a funeral, but the two were arrested and detained at Balaka Police Station.

The Vice-President stormed the station, where he spent about four hours, to find out why his aides got arrested.

Chiwanja cha Ayawo spokesperson McDonald Sembereka is on record as having said Valera and Unyolo were not seen acting suspiciously at the function as police alleged.

In an interview with Nyasa Times on Thursday before his arrest, Kalindo said he did nothing wrong and wondered why he can be arrested now not the day he did the act.

“I did not insult anyone and why am I targeted yet I was not the only one singing? And why was I not arrested that day if at all I insulted him [Mutharika],” said Kalindo.

Commenting on the warrant of arrest rumour issued against him, Kalindo said: “I am just hearing so but I don’t know the charges. But I am not moved at all”.

“No apologies to make” he added.

National Police Publicist James Kadadzera asked for more time to follow up the matter when contacted on Thursday morning.

“There is no such information [about Kalindo’s warrant of arrest] in my office let me find out” he responded to Nyasa Times.

On the night of May 4 2018, Kalindo had one of his vehicles petrol-bombed by unknown assailants at his house in Blantyre while he was at Parliament in Lilongwe.

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phakamani mahlambi
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what insult when having the toothless and clueless bwampini as president of nyasalande is a big insult on its own to malawi and malawians!!!!!!

banki
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Zaziiiiii zopanda muchere

mtete
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mtete

As far as I am concerned Kalindo is perfectly right::the president wapengadi. The poor fellow is not in control. His government is committing blunder after blunder and ransacking resources left and right

matela
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matela

MUKUYANKHULA ANTHUNI KOMA CHOMWE MWAIWALA NDI ICHI.KU DPPP KUTI ANTHU OMWE SAMAYANKHULA BWINO AMANYOZA AMALAWIFE KOMANSO KU UTM AND ZIPANI ZINANSO VUTO NDI KUKONDERA BASI

Agenda Setting Theory
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Agenda Setting Theory

What did he actually say that insulted the president? Don’t Malawians know that having APM as a president is an insult to this nation?

Samuel
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Samuel

Lesson to politicians. If convicted he is out of the game for the next seven years. Game on talks facts now. Kungokhalira kutukwana anzanu basi akakuyankhani alaka. Ndimadabwa kuti anthu amangidwapo chifukwa chotukwana president mbuyomu. Kkkkkk Tiye nazoni. paja ntchentche yopupuluma.

Mbolo
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Mbolo

If Members support this then you must be very stupid.You ,your sck can tolarate insults ..If yes then The whole utm nivindere.We are giving government Ku vindere.

Bolero
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Bolero

Dausi and Mchacha, you think you are doing government a favor. You are actually breaking it apart even further. Please practice mature politics. Mukupangazi sizitithandiza

Chilungamo
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Chilungamo

Old habits die hard, in fact they do not die at all. Dausi used to do this during the old and dark days of MCP, he did it during late Bingu and now he is at it again barely less than 2 months on the job. And the combination with the thug can only be lethal.

Mtenzi Mzungu
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Mtenzi Mzungu

Who told you that democracy doesn’t respect law? You want savages like Kalindo to be above the law and you call that democracy

Biiiiiii
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Iwe ndiwe chipumbwadi

Roll out ATI now
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Roll out ATI now

Chachikulu

lkalindio wopenga
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I was there as one of the supporters but this ugly man has no good manners. That’s the problem of using uneducated people to be inforfront of politics.
I have changed my mind from suppiorting UTM. I better go back to Mcp or dpp than follieing these bunch of uneducated vagabonds

BigMan
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BigMan

you are a DPP cadet, dont waste our time please.

JJ Mbewe the Pathfinder
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JJ Mbewe the Pathfinder

BigMan i respect you my brother as a human being and also a UTM supporter, but if you condone what Winiko has been demonstrating and i mean if you saw the video clip and you are still ok with it. well dude i will have to take my respect for you back. I don’t think even chilima is proud of Kalindo and his conducts, if he were, he would be running to the police station and storming it by now like he did with the case of of those other fools. Chilima chooses which fools to be proud of and… Read more »

Shack
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Shack

If you were educated you would know how to spell ‘following.”

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