Activists turn HRDC political, Kapesa resigns as treasurer

Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC)  is being used by activists to promote interests of opposition political parties and as a vehicle to launch individual political careers, a former member told a news conference in Lilongwe on Friday.

Kapesa: HRDC is for opposition and its in politics not fighting for rights

HRDC treasure for Karonga chapter Chifundo Kapesa said when he joined the coalition, he was told that the agenda was to fight for human rights in the country.

But Kapesa said sadly the HRDC leadership is busy campaigning for opposition parties “instead of fighting for rights of the people in the country” and the coalition members are using it as a way of gaining political mileage.

“Sadly, the organisation has turned political and working with political parties. Not only that but HRDC leadership is using the organisation to set up careers into politics for certain individuals. For me this is a betrayal to Malawians and I am resigning from my position and HRDC,” said Kapesa.

Kapesa, who was joined by other members, announced his resignation from the coalition..

He has since endorsed the Democratic Progressive Party – United Democratic Front (DPP-UDF) alliance.

“I consulted my boss and other members of the group before my resignation and people from Karonga chapter have accepted that is why I have come with some members from Karonga.

“The coalition has lost its motives, instead of defending the human rights the coalition is busy   attacking government,” he said.

He highlighted that some members have had contact and dialogue with the HRDC Chairperson but the dialogue did not materialise which has angered some of the people to leave the coalition.

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Nabanda
8 months ago

Kapesa is foolish, and thanks for resigning, may you RIP !!!

Sigweje
8 months ago

By endorsing Dpp_Udf alliance, you have shown that you are also political and you lose your moral ground of criticising your fellow mercenaries. I thought you are wise only to realize that you are one of the lunatics.

Stv
Stv
8 months ago
Reply to  Sigweje

U don’t accuse others when u are political uaself. A kapesa, apatu nzeru zakuvutani

Papua
Papua
8 months ago

HRDC politicised. It will break apart not long.

Gumede
Gumede
8 months ago

All the good comments about this lunatic idiot are in order. Go well fool!!

Martin
Martin
8 months ago

Nothing makes sense here, he’s blaming others for using HRDC as a launching pad for their political careers but he just did exactly the same, why didn’t he go start farming or become a pastor?

Njati
Njati
8 months ago

I wanted to agree with your sentiments about what has happened to the HRDC but by you endorsing a political alliance you are doing exactly what you claim to be disassociating from.

Gee
Gee
8 months ago

Iwe ndiwe woposa kwambiri, ndimaona ngatitu ungokhala, nanga chifukwa chani ukusapota Dpp, what’s the difference, iweyo si political interest wawonetsayo?

Malawi walero
Malawi walero
8 months ago

Honestly speaking🙏🏻🙏🏻

McDonald
McDonald
8 months ago

Go well brother iweso si wajoina coward

N one
8 months ago

Good move. The opposition will see ‘nyekhwe’.

Levi Chimphoyo
Levi Chimphoyo
8 months ago
Reply to  N one

Stupid….!!! Who is fooling who here? Brainless people…..

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