12 Jun '11, 2pm

Malawian man gets 6 mth suspended sentence for circulating #rapture docs that threatened peace and security of citizens

BLANTYRE - A MALAWIAN man has pleaded guilty to circulating false documents, after distributing leaflets predicting the end of the world would happen last month, a court official said on Sunday. Saduki Mwambene, a 39-year-old bicycle repairman, was arrested on April 21 for circulating leaflets published by American televangelist Harold Camping, who had predicted the so-called 'Rapture' would occur on May 21. 'Police opened a case for him for circulating false documents that threatened the peace and security of citizens,' said an official with the magistrate's court in Chitipa district, on the border with Tanzania. The magistrate granted Mwambene bail and told him to report for a new hearing after May 21, to ensure the prediction was false, said the official, speaking on customary condition of anonymity. At a hearing on Saturday, he was given a six-month suspended sentence ...

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