Demos in disarray: Council tells HRDC no state security as  BB, Nomads fans demand Mtambo’s to resign

Lilongwe City Council has told anti-Jane Ansah protests organisers – Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) – that the state security agencies will not be available for the Wednesday demonstrations.

Mtambo: The supporters are issuing threats 

Chief executive officer for Lilongwe City Council John Chome says the security agencies will be providing security for President Peter Mutharika who is leaving the country for the United Nations (UN) general assembly  in New York, US.

“…the security agencies will not be available to provide the necessary security to the demonstrators on the proposed route,” says the letter in part.

Chome also reminds the HRDC of the 14-day moratorium issued by the Supreme Court of Appeal on demonstrations in order to find the common solutions to avoid violence and crime during demonstrations.

“We have been informed by the office of the Attorney General that the agreed points which were reached following the discussions with yourselves have not been presented to the court. However, the court will hear both parties on the same on 20th September, 2019,” says the letter in part.

Chome therefore suggests that HRDC shifts the dates for the protests.

Meanwhile, local football giants Nyasa Big Bullets and Be Forward Wanderers have given Timothy Mtambo seven days to resign as HRDC chairperson.

The demand comes fas the human rights activist’s has not withdraw his statement that he would lobby parliamentarians not to approve allocation of funds in the national budget to construct stadia for the two privately owned clubs.

Bullets main supporters committee secretary Mabvuto Chibambo and his Nomads counterpart Samuel Mponda warned that they would “deal” with HRDC boss.

“Should he remain adamant, then we will use our structures in the Centre and North to deal with him and HRDC,” said Chibambo. He did not elaborate.

Mtambo said the supporters  should stop “issuing threats” to human rights defenders, saying the issue of stepping down is “a non-starter.”

President Peter Mutharika ordered government to construct stadia for the two teams during the 2019 Tripartite Elections campaign and in the 2019/20 National Budget presented in Parliament by the Minister of Finance, Economic Planning and Development, government has allocated K1.6 billion for the projects.

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El Senor de los Cielos
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El Senor de los Cielos

Nomads fans or rent-a-crowd DPP cadets? Ha ha.

Joe kanda
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Joe kanda

I can see how stupid most people are, no private stadia under mtambos watch. Build your own. Peter come back this money you are using now you would have just given to them. People are suffering in this country. If you can support our netball team we can atleast agreed.

Lamion
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Lamion

More fire our comrdes Mtambo / Trapence. We are with you .

Walter
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Walter

These stadiums should be build only if they stop deducting tax from us

tung'ande
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tung'ande

If you are man enough come to Blantyre and talk about your nosense of stopping the construction of stadia and you will curse the day you were born. You can play around with anthu agule akowo and atumbuka anzakowo.

Mzozodo
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Mzozodo

You know Achawa ndio Alomwe a bullets and wanderers will definitely have difficulties in understanding this. Fuck you!!!

ANSAH MADANDO PITALA
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WOTHAWA DEBATE UJA PANOPA NDI PRESIDENT WA DZIKO AMATI NYOOO NYOOO AJA ALI KUTIKO ? MUMVA PAIN MPAKA 2O24 WOO OOO !!

MALAWI
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MALAWI

Mabvuto Chibambo and Samuel Mponda, let me PROPHESY TO YOU anything bad that may happen to our brother LEADER MTAMBO, just know that ITS YOU who will suffer more MARK MY WORDS!!
IS MTAMBO WRONG TO POINT OUT ABUSE OF PUBLIC FUNDS FOR YOUR POOR CLUBS!!
AS THE BIBLE SAYS “SPEAK FOR THOSE WHO CANNOT SPEAK FOR THEMSELVES, MTAMBO IS JUST DOING THAT- SPEAKING FOR THE VOICELESS.
MTAMBO I PERSONALLY PRAY FOR YOU LET ANY MAN TOUCH YOU GREAT SON OF MALAWI.
I DO NOT FIGHT PHYSICAL BATTLES .BUT I FIGHT WHILE ON MY KNEES .
SO WATCH OUT

Godfearing Person
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Godfearing Person

Do not misuse the bible and God. Just just continue serving your god master.

Mzozodo
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Mzozodo

From the look of things, its you who is serving your god APM

Tuntufye
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Tuntufye

Kodi makape inu amene mukunyoza ma sapota a bullets ndi noma, funso langa nali; pakati pa Mtumbo ndi ma sapota, amene wayamba kulankhula pa nkhaniyi ndani? Did you fools really expect the supporters to be amused, clap hands then stay quiet? Therefore who has provoked the situation here? Do you expect Mtambo and MCP supporters only to have a say in what is right or wrong in Malawi? If stadiums are not a priority then why did government build Bingu stadium with all that money, didn’t we have problems in health and education sectors? Was is not the same nyau… Read more »

Mzozodo
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Mzozodo

Everyone is entitled to his opinion, fortunately

Lakata
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Lakata

IT DOES NOT MAKE REASONABLE TO USE TAX PAYERS MONEY TO CONSTRUCT STRUCTURES FOR PRIVATE ENTITIES WHEN THE PUBLIC IS DYING IN POVERTY. THIS IS POLITICS OF FOOLISHNESS. MOST OF US LOVE FOOTBALL BUT WHAT THE PRESIDENT IS DOING NOW IS STUPID. FOR STARTERS, THE TWO FOOTBALL CLUBS ARE NOT THE ONLY ONES IN MALAWI. IS PETER MUTHARIKA READY TO GIVE REASONS FOR CHOOSING THOSE TWO TEAMS? THAT IS WHERE ALL THIS IS SEEN AS TOTAL MADNESS. IF MUTHARIKA HAS THE WELFARE OF THE TWO TEAMS AT HEART, LET HIM USE PERSONAL MONEY TO SUPPORT THEM.

Mgejo
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Mgejo

Wake up malawi and see far ahead as to will happen. More fire mtambo u r not alone