Mulanje South lawmaker Bon Kalindo has dismissed claims made by his runner-up in the May 2014 parliamentary elections, George Mkwanda, that he threatened him for interfering in activities of his constituency.
In an interview, Mkwanda alleged that Kalindo threatened to deal with him after the two picked a quarrel at Chichiri Shopping Centre in Blantyre on Friday.
This followed reports that Mkwanda conducted a rally in Mulanje South where he allegedly discredited Kalindo.
However, Kalindo described the allegations as an act of jealousy aimed at tarnishing his image.
He said: “Maybe, the guy is just trying to tarnish my image after the rumour that DPP [Democratic Progressive Party] has welcomed me back to the party.”
However, Mkwanda trashed Kalindo’s assertion, saying he has always been an independent candidate and does not have intentions to join any political party.
He said he reported the matter to Blantyre Police Station, but its spokesperson Elizabeth Divala denied having received any complaint on the matter. n