Crime

Kalindo has a case to answer-court

A ACourt in Mangochi on Tuesday found Human Rights activist, Bon Kalindo with a case to answer on the allegation that he incited violence, contrary to Section 87 of the Penal Code.

During previous court proceedings, Eastern Region, Prosecution Officer, Superintendent Josephine Chigawa told the court that on November 30, 2023, Kalindo assembled people in Mangochi town without permit and incited them to violence, a development which resulted into damage of government property and individuals’ whose value was not known.

Kalindo coming out of Mangochi court. Pic Lyte Ali (Mana)

“During the demonstration, people smashed windows of district education offices, the gate at the District Commissioner’s offices, five government vehicles as well as six personal vehicles” added Chigawa.

On Tuesday, Senior Resident Magistrate, Muhammad Chande said that facts brought in court through five state witnesses established that Kalindo has a case to answer.  

Defense counsel, Smart Khalifa told the court that they will parade their own witnesses to the case.

Magistrate Chande therefore adjourned the case to May 7 this year.

During the previous proceeding, Kalindo pleaded not guilty to the charge.

He is currently on bail.

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