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Bon Kalindo granted bail

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By Wezzie Gausi

Lilongwe Senior Resident Magistrate Florence Msekandiana Monday granted bail to comedian-cum-politician Bon Kalindo, who is accused of tampering with an electricity meter.

During last week’s court session, Kalindo pleaded not guilty to the charge.

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The court denied him bail last week, when he was remanded at Maula Prison.

During Monday’s court appearance, the State informed Msekandiana that electrician Symon Majamanda, who is suspected of committing the offence with Kalindo, had been arrested.

The second accused was brought to the court and his addition to the case prompted the State to amend the charge sheet.

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However, Majamanda pleaded not guilty to the charge, at which point the State indicated that it would parade five witnesses in court.

Msekandiana said she believed that the period the State asked for to conduct investigations was over.

She then granted bail to the two suspects, with Kalindo being ordered to pay a cash bond of K100,000 and give two sureties whose non-cash bond value is K500,000 each.

Majamanda was asked to pay a cash bond of K20,000 and provide two sureties whose non-cash bond value is K200,000 each.

The two were asked to surrender travel documents and report to police every fortnight.

The case has been adjourned to March 31 2022 for hearing.

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