UTM’s Kalindo to spend weekend in police cell: Court reserves ruling on bail for Malawi MP charged with insulting President

Eastern Region Chief Resident Magistrate Mzonde Mvula on Friday reserved to Monday his ruling on a bail application by UTM director of youth Bon Kalindo.

Heavy police presence at Zomba Courts as Kalindo appeared for bail application

UTM youth director Bon Kalindo shows a victory sign in handcuffs as the police take him to court for bail application in Zomba.

Kalindo, the Mulanje South legislator, was arrested Thursday and charged with disorderly conduct contrary to Section 153 (1) of the Police Act as well as insulting the President contrary to Section 4 of Protected Flags, Emblems and Names Act.

The legislator was arrested for alleged disorderly conduct and insulting the president allegedly at Balaka Police Station where two aides of Vice President Saulos Chilima were detained last weekend.

He is accused of leading UTM supporters in  disparaging chants against President Peter Mutharika.

According to one of the video clips circulating on social media, Kalindo led in the chants ‘Mutharika wapenga misala [Mutharika is demented].”

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Okatraz
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Okatraz

What Kalindo did was lawlessness beyond measure

BigMan
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BigMan

It was also lawful to hang political opponents in the gallows during Kamuzu’s time. Perhaps we should go back there isnt it?

Truth Pains
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JJ mbewe u lack facts, I know now u are sponsored Cadet,
U will pee in your pants just wait as 21st May is just around the corner.

Your uncle has completely failed to run the affairs of this country and he is in reverse gear.

We don’t want to keep going backwards instead of forwards. We won’t rest till we voted him out.

Simunye boy
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Simunye boy

Every successful way u need to struggle this is nothing but keep us growing bigger and popular thanks Mr Kalindo for Obeying the law its not the end of your career.

mavazika
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One thing I admire about Mr.Kalindo is that he’s a fighter,unlike all other politians who have been arrested before who ends up in hospital bed faking illness he has been in POLICE cell since Thursday 10th.January and still going strong.these are the people we need as leaders

Kalulu Wadwala
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Kalulu Wadwala

Leaders are appointed by God? My foot.
Dont play with God’s name

limango
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Kameneko ndekuti??? Shaaa anthu a ku Zomba mu Lilongwe mu ntchito kuntchuka ndi kutamba Basi . Tukulani Zomba please…

Dzunje
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Dzunje

Apolisi chepetsani liwiro kenako mugwa nazo mu mbuna izi. Ndidziko ili amene akhale bwana wako mawa sumudziwa umadzayamba kuwona ngati ukuzuzika utayiwala zomwe iwe inapanga dzulo.
Kapena kagwireni onse amene ankayimba nyimbozo.

Agenda Setting Theory
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Agenda Setting Theory

A ton of bricks have fallen of Kalindo. Why has the court reserved ruling for bail? So that Kalindo should spend a weekend in a police cell. And when you look at the number of police officers guarding Kalindo you know that the arrest is politically sanctioned in the decision by the court is questionable.

BigMan
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BigMan

The Malawi of Peter Mutharika! Spending 4 days in Maula prison for saying the President has gone mad for arresting people for walking around at a cultural function? Mpaka an MP in handcuffs, driven overnight to Maula like the way it was done in the one party state. Is this a winning formula for DPP? Time will tell, but i think its the kicks of a dying horse. The old man is clearly not in control of his faculties. Any reasonable Malawian who knows where this country came from should have no kind words for political arrests regardless of which… Read more »

Toka
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Toka

I recall Tikuferanji wa mid 2000 he was handcuffed apa zapherezera

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