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Court summons Kalindo

By Chancy Namadzunda:

The Magistrate Court sitting in Lilongwe has summoned former UTM Director of Youth Bon Kalindo.

According to a charge sheet which this publication has seen, Kalindo has been charged with an offence of intimidation contrary to Section 88(1) as read with Section 88(3) of the Penal Code (Cap 7:01) of the Laws of Malawi.

“Whereas your presence is necessary to answer the charge(s) hereunder set out you are hereby required to appear in person before this Court on the 14 day of January 2022 at 09 00 o’clock in the fore noon. And herein fail not,” reads part of the charge sheet dated January 11, 2022.

The summon coincides with Kalindo’s plans to hold protests at Chingeni Toll Plaza because the government is yet to address one of his key demands on tollgate fees.

Kalindo initially announced plans to hold the vigil at the toll plaza to force government to implement reduced fees.

The toll plaza fees were reduced last year after cabinet ministers held a meeting with Kalindo.

In December, Kalindo was arrested on allegations that he told protesters in Mangochi that former second deputy Speaker of Parliament Clement Chiwaya did not shoot himself, but was murdered at Parliament Building in Lilongwe.

He charged with publication of false news likely to cause fear and alarm to the public, contrary to Section 60 (1) of the Penal code

Kalindo was granted bail by Lilongwe Senior Resident Magistrate’s after pleading not guilty.





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