Lilongwe Senior Resident Magistrate Wanangwa Chirwa has granted bail to Social media activist Chisa Mbele.

Mbele who was arrested on Tuesday, is answering two counts; criminal libel contrary to section 200 of the penal code and publication of offensive communication contrary to section 87 of the Electronic Transactions and Cyber Security Act.

The particulars of the offense are that Mbele using his facebook account on January 10, 2022 alleged that Malawi Defense Force (MDF) Commander Vincent Nundwe corruptly benefitted the sum of K4 billion from deals with Zunneth Sattar who is currently under investigation.

He however pleaded not guilty to the charges.

And on Friday, Chirwa granted Mbele bail on conditions that he pays a K20 000 Cash bond, present two surities both bonded at k300 000 non cash, should not express himself in any manner that promotes hate and materials that has potential to damage other people’s reputation.

He has also been ordered to report to the Police station once every fortnight on Tuesdays.

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