Friday, July 12, 2024

Mangochi Court Says Bon Kalindo to Answer for Inciting Violence Charge


The Mangochi Magistrate’s Court ruled on Tuesday that Human Rights activist Bon Kalindo must respond to allegations of inciting violence, as outlined in Section 87 of the Penal Code.

In earlier court sessions, Superintendent Josephine Chigawa, the Prosecution Officer for the Eastern Region, informed the court that on November 30, 2023, Kalindo gathered individuals in Mangochi town without proper authorization and encouraged them to engage in violent acts. This action allegedly led to damage to government property and personal belongings, the value of which remains undisclosed.

“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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