The Chief Resident Magistrate court in Zomba has granted Mulanje South Member of Parliament Bon Kalindo bail.

Kalindo was arrested last week over his conduct at Balaka police station where vice president Saulos Chilima was visiting his two aides Kushi Unyolo and Joushua Vlera who were arrested for purportedly acting suspiciously in President Peter Mutharika’s presence at the launch of Chiwanja cha Ayao in Balaka.

He is charged with disorderly conduct contrary to section 153 subsection 1 of the police Act as well as insulting the President which is contrary to section 4 of the Protected Flags, Emblems and Names Act.

Over the weekend United Transformation Movement (UTM) President Saulos Chilima demanded for the immediate release of Winiko, saying Kalindo has done nothing wrong.

“It’s unfortunate that I do not have a screen, I would have played you a clip where someone was insulting the President but was not arrested,” said Chilima.

On Sunday, Chilima visited Kalindo at Zomba Maximum Prison where he was remanded.

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