Police have arrested Bon Kalindo, accusing him of making a false statement that former second deputy speaker of Parliament late Clement Chiwaya, was murdered at Parliament Building in Lilongwe.
Kalindo made the statement during demonstrations in Mangochi on Thursday against economic hardships Malawians are facing under the Tonse administration.
Chiwaya, who reportedly killed himself on November 1, 2021 with a gun in the office of Clerk of Parliament Fiona Kalemba, left a suicide note in which he expressed his frustrations over Parliament’s failure to sort our his official vehicle ownership issues.
Police later, after their investigations, concluded that Chiwaya’s death was suicide.
Police in a statement signed by National Police spokesperson James Kadadzera issued on Friday said Kalindo was also picked to answer false claims that government was aware of people behind attacks and murders of people with albinism.
Kadadzera was not readily available by the time we published the article to inform us where Kalindo is being kept.
Kalindo, a former legislator of Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) and national youth director for UTM, has been leading demonstrations in the country demanding fulfilment of campaign promises by the Tonse administration and that prices of some items must fall.
He since organised demonstrations that took place in Blantyre, Lilongwe, Mzuzu and the latest one in Mangochi.