Another petrol bomb at Mtambo’s house, this time at his Chitipa village

Barely says after surviving an apparent assassination attempt when period bombs were thrown at his house in Lilongwe, suspected regime thugs have again petrol-bombed a house for leading human rights activist Timothy Mtambo’s village in Chitipa.

Bombingto Timothy Mtambo house for his role organising protests over alleged rigging of elections

The spate of petrol bombs is believed to be a targeted move to stop mass demonstrations in airports and Malawi ports of entry planned for next week.

Mtambo confirmed on Facebook about the attack which occurred at around 2AM at Ishalikila Village, Traditional Authority Mwabulambia in Chitipa.

“I have just received a report about a petrol bombing incidence at our premises in my village! It was around 2 am. Why are you so heartless? Why are you so evil? What kind of people are you? For how long is Malawi going to continue watching you with your evil acts? This evil and strange and evil culture must be checked and controlled now. Is this the democracy we fought for?

“Malawians, I have a question to you all, are we going to allow our beloved country to degenerate into the state of nature because of few selfish individuals? You the evil people, the God of Justice, is watching you,” he wrote.

The incident comes after three bombs were thrown at the car and home Mtambo, the chairman of Malawi’s Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC), and the executive director of the Centre for Human Rights and Rehabilitation (CHRC).

He has been organising protests demanding the resignation of Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) chairperson Jane Ansah for allegedly presiding over a fraudulent May elections which saw the incumbent Peter Mutharika returned to office. The results are being contested in the constitutional court.

His grouping are planning  for  fresh protests which will be held at the country’s airports and borders from August 26-30.

On Wednesday, President Peter Mutharika warned the HRDC not to go ahead with the demonstrations and ordered the police and the Malawi Defence Force (MDF) to use “necessary force” to “stop the demonstrations.”

Mtambo told UK newspaper, The Guardian: “We believe that the attacks had been deliberately orchestrated to instil fear in us. They are making a mistake,” he said, adding: “Malawi is our country and we have the responsibility to say if things are going wrong.”

Threatening the organisers will not work, he said. “It will make the situation worse.”

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kaukonde
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kaukonde

While I sympathise with this dude but the way things are being done is self inflicted burning to obtain sympathy so that people should sympathise with them and that those who are sponsoring their violent demonstrations should give them more funding. If you look at all these incidences people are able to keep even the time of the attack and count the number of attackers which is very strange if an attack is done by surprise. We all know that in 2009 Kunkuyu self abducted himself to gain sympathy and Kamlepo had his own comedy where he abducted himself and… Read more »

George Victor
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Abale lets look at all these torchings with a sober mind inu moti zoona munthu ofuna kukuotchera nyumba angangoponya petrol bomb pa gate kapena mbali imodzi ya galimoto zinazi tiyeni tiziziona ndi a china Mtambo omwewo ndi azinzake kufuna sympathy.Munthu ofuna to torch your house sangamaponye ka petrol bomb koti kangootcha pan’gono chabe mukayankhatu zi inu achina Mtambo pamso pa Mulungu zinazi tiyeni tiziziona …Apite kumudzi akangootcha mbali imodzi ya mudzi zooona ndi Mtambo yemweyo inu…zopanga yekha izi.

TOSH
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THE BIG WAR NOW HAS STARTED MCHACHA, DAUSI , WA JEFREY AND THAT DWARF BEN PHIRI WE ARE TIRED OF STUPID ACTIONS NOW WEA RE GOING TO RETARIATE AND GONNA BE WORSE MORE THAN JUST WAIT AND SEE

Caroll
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What is happening to HRDC is not from DPP, but it’s a war from people who lost properties and whose businesses are failing because of the demos. Many people are angry with HRDC demos. These demos have affected many people and people are very angry with them. Just imagine, you build a house, only to be destroyed by these demo people, how could you feel? And your shop is gone because of demos, how could you feel?;The next thing you can do is revenge. That’s what is happening now.

Francis
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Francis

It pains when people look at what is happening with narrow minded Why Caroll complain about losing property not connecting to the route cause of tippex Government one does not treat the symptom but the sickness removing tippex government is the solution every problem happening now

Graham Zali
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Graham Zali

Its high time tiyambe kubweza zootchelana zinthuzi

Bwandiro Katoto
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Bwandiro Katoto

According to intelligence, this is the work of disgruntled business people who have lost trust in the system. Each day of demos entails loss of revenue as trading is disrupted and it entails increase of unpaid loans to financial houses. If Police, MDF and courts through Justice Kenyatta cannot help to protect the interests and rights of people and business of whom are not concerned with politics, what then do you think can put matters under control. We should not be surprised if someone’s close relative or something becomes food in the equation. So, HRDC enemies are diverse, from DPP… Read more »

mada k
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this is war against malawians…..muzikwanitsa koma zomwe mwayambazi?

Maria
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Maria

I pray for you, Timothy Mtambo and your family’s protection from God. God will not leave you because you are fighting for voiceless people of Malawi. You are fighting for their rights and justice.

BOY BOY
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BOY BOY

MAY GOD AVENGE THE VIOLENCE AGAINST THE INNOCENT

Nambuma Girl
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Nambuma Girl

Stupid DPP Tippex Government. You are now in Timothy Mtambo’s village. You have sent your Cadets there. These are not real people from Chitipa. Ben Phiri, Dausi, Mchacha, you will dearly regret your bad actions. Dont say I didnt warn you. You are playing with fire. Why cant you ask your Grandpa to do one thing and this will go. Tell your Mtchona APM to fire his lover Jane Tippex Ansah. All this will end. If you dare take out Mtambo or his family lives, thats the beginning of the end of Malawi.

Mapwiya
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Mapwiya

Good questions Mtumbo, can u answer these one on your own? what you think is you are above the government not so???? Nkhope ngati Nyau

Mangwiro
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Mangwiro

A mapwiya,ndikunyansa kwanuko,you will live regreating you have pressed a wrong button,tell your friends to apologise in another way round.tell them.tell them you have heard.