Activist Bon Kalindo granted bail

By Chisomo Phiri

Human rights activist and politician Bon Kalindo has today been granted bail by the courts after spending three days in police custody.

Kalindo faced two charges, one related to publishing information deemed a threat to national security and the other for possessing a firearm without proper documentation.

In the morning session, Principal Resident Magistrate Rodrick Michongwe ordered Kalindo’s release on bail with conditions that included regular appearances before the police every fortnight and a bail bond of 500,000.00 kwacha.


Later in the afternoon, Senior Resident Magistrate Shukran Kumbani also granted Kalindo bail in a case involved allegations of possessing a firearm without documentation dating back to 2021.

On this one, he has been given the bail on condition that he reports to Central Region Police once every fortnight and pay a bond of K300,000.

He has also been told that his surety bonded for a non-cash is K250,000.

Speaking in an interview with local media,Kalindo’s lawyer Khwima Mchizi,stated that the case will resume on April 30, 2024 for the plea-taking process.