Disgruntled and Failed politician turned human rights activist, Bon Kalindo, found himself granted bail by Senior Resident Magistrate Martin Chipofya of Zomba on Friday after his arrest in connection to violent activities during demonstrations in the area. However, this relief was short-lived as he was swiftly re-arrested and transported to Mangochi to face charges for another episode of violence that allegedly resulted in significant damage to government property, amounting to millions of Malawian kwacha.
Kalindo’s disorientation traces back to his dissatisfaction over his perceived lack of recognition by the Tonse Alliance government for his significant contributions during the campaign period. Once a key figure in the UTM faction, along with Chimwendo of MCP, Kalindo rallied the youth to overthrow Peter Mutharika from power.
“This coalition government considered candidates from UTM for substantial roles, but Kalindo feels overlooked by his boss, Chilima. If he seeks blame, it lies with Chilima,” revealed an insider familiar with the matter.
“Should he aim to disrupt this government, he’s mistaken. He needs to resolve issues within UTM alongside Chilima. Otherwise, if he persists in lawlessness and believes he’s above the law, legal repercussions will continue to follow him,” admonished the source.
Kalindo’s history of lawlessness has led to multiple arrests.