Kalindo acquitted in Mangochi

Controversial political activist, Bon Kalindo, who has become a constant prison monger has acquitted at Mangochi Senior Resident Magistrate Court on charges of proposing violence.

Kalindo was answering the charges following violent acts that occurred on 30 November 2023 when he led anti-government demonstrations.

In his ruling, Senior Resident Magistrate Muhammed Chande said the court had acquitted Kalindo because the State had failed to produce enough evidence.

Kalindo was accused of inciting violence during the anti-government protests against the devaluation of the local currency by 44 percent.

Some protesters under the banner ‘Malawi First’ went on rampage, damaging various items including ten vehicles, pushing police to fire teargas and arrest 45 suspects.

Earlier, the state indicated it would parade four witnesses but Senior Resident Magistrate Muhammad Chande directed that two witnesses could do.

Kalindo was re-arrested on 8 December 2023 in Zomba immediately after being granted bail on similar charges. He denied the charges.

The seemingly defiant Kalindo said he didn’t care how many times police would arrest him; claiming the current government was on its way falling down.

He is also answering a charge of illegal electricity connection and publishing false information when he declared having knowledge of those behind the abductions, attacks and killings of people with albinism in the country.

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