Court convicts Indian for calling rights activist ‘dog’


HRDC's Happy Mhango was called a 'dog' by Indian

MZUZU (MalawiTalk) – A court in Mzuzu has convicted an Indian national for calling a Malawian rights activist a dog.

The Senior Resident Magistrate Court in Mzuzu has convicted an Indian National, Anand Mandivar, for insulting Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) chairperson for the North, Mr Happy Mhango.

Senior Resident Magistrate Godfrey Nyirenda is expected to sentence the convict.

The convict, Mandivar, pleaded guilty to the case, in which he is said to have called Mhango ‘a dog’.

The 32-year-old convict was arrested in Mzuzu on Tuesday.

The incident occurred Tuesday evening at Kentam Mall in Mzuzu as the two tried to seek services from one mobile phone service providers.

HRDC’s Happy Mhango was called a ‘dog’ by Indian

Mzuzu police spokesperson, Paul Tembo, says Mandivar, reportedly, wanted to bypass a queue to get the service and when Mhango but the rights activist tried to discourage him.

Police say the two exchanged words which found the suspect allegedly using the demeaning words.

The convict was charged with using insulting language.

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