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UTM’s Youth Director Kalindo denied bail:  charged with insulting President Mutharika

ZOMBA-(MaraviPost)-The Eastern Region Chief Resident Magistrate Mzonde Mvula on Friday reserved to Monday his ruling on a bail application by UTM party director of youth Bon Kalindo.

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.

The Lawmaker 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].”

Kalindo will also miss the party’s Salima North West constituency rally on Saturday where among others UTM leader Saulosi Chilima will officially welcome Dr. Jessie Kabwira.

Kabwila dumped Malawi Congress Party (MCP) for politically being victimized for years.

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