HRDC calls for investigation into Mtambo’s uncle killing: Malawi police vehicle had no head lights

The  Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) are calling on the Malawi police to investigate the killing of   Binwell Mtambo—uncle to HRDC chairperson Timothy Mtambo—in Chitipa Thursday evening.

Trapence: HRDC share in the conspiracy theories making rounds as regards the circumstances and eye witnesses accounts of the alleged accident

Binwell Mtambo was killed by a speeding police vehicle on Friday in Chitipa and his death forced Mtambo to stay away from the crucial Public Affairs Committee  (PAC) initiated peace talks on Saturday in Lilongwe.

The HRDC, in a letter signed by the group’s vice chairperson Gift Trapence and regional representatives Happy Mhango, Madalitso Banda, Masauko Thawe and Billy Mayaya, the group wants a thorough and independent investigation.

“Without prejudicing the investigations that we are calling for, we at HRDC share in the conspiracy theories making rounds as regards the circumstances and eye witnesses accounts of the alleged accident,” says the letter in part.

HRDC says given the serious security threats targeted at the leadership of the rights grouping and their immediate families, the HRDCV are keen to work with any relevant authorities to establish the facts and circumstances surrounding what they called suspicious accident.

“In the absence of a thorough investigation into this accident, we at HRDC are tempted to hold that this is yet another systematic and evil strategy being employed to silence us,” says the letter.

Chitipa police spokesperson Gladwell Simwaka ruled out foul play in the accident.

“Our vehicle was coming from Lufita, heading to town, but around Meru Filling station, it hit Binwell Mtambo, who was on a bicycle.

“The incident happened at around 7.30pm on Thursday,” he said.

HRDC coordinator for Chitipa, Sydney Simwaka, said the vehicle had no head lights.

“We went to police after the incident, but it seems the vehicle in question does not have lights and this may have led to the accident,” he said.

Under the leadership of Mtambo, the HRDC has been organising protests aimed at forcing the resignation of Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) chairperson Jane Ansah.

They accuse Ansah of overseeing a fraudulent electoral process.

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khafi
1 year ago

Binwell be serious

Favour of Yahweh
1 year ago

There is something wrong with the way people are reasoning in our country. This is a pure accident that could have happened to any person. What is so special with Mtambo’s uncle. Are the others who are knocked down on the same roads not useful. Every soul is equal I The sight of the creator. Stop politicising everything. We have lost so many people. If the car had a faulty light, how could the drive going to see it was Mtambo’s Uncle. Do they have special features or wear golden clothes for identification?

mang'anja
mang'anja
1 year ago

What is special with this idiot, you have alot of peoples relatives dead with real suspicious deathS, HE IS SO UGLY HE CAN NOT BE MALAWIAN. THIS GUY IS AS UGLY AS DEATH ITSELF. HE SO NORMAL HE THINKS HE IS SOMETHING SPECIAL, WHAT HE IS DOING ANYONE CAN DO, anyone that want gay money can do that. MTAMBO NEED TO BE INVESTIGATED FOR HIS UNCLES DEATH HE WOULD DO ANYTHING FOR FAME AND MONEY.

Timo Clouds
Timo Clouds
1 year ago

Wakhwimira ambwiyache uyu!

Mapwiya
Mapwiya
1 year ago

Ngozi zonse zikuchitikazi mumapanga investigate? what is so special with this one Chiphwisi tell me? Nkhope ngati Chimpanzi

Amfumu
1 year ago

All these accidents happening resulting in many fatalities and only Mtambo’s uncle’s death should be investigated! This world of ours! This Malawi of ours.

Mr Truth Pains
1 year ago

Galimoto ya Police ikhala bwanji popanda nyale ( (head lights) ?? They are the same people to force the law that all vehicles in our roads should throughly be checked and any vehicle without head lights is regarded as unroad worthy and be impounded. So this is not an accident but planned assassination to Mtambo’s uncle inorder to silence him indeed. But alas!!!! These demos are not about Mtambo and his family but entire Malawi, so you miss the point if you are targeting an individual but target all 70% Malawians. There will be no retreat no surrender on Tuesday… Read more »

Lameck
Lameck
1 year ago
Reply to  Mr Truth Pains

Excatly

Thengo
Thengo
1 year ago
Reply to  Mr Truth Pains

Chicken brain

Alfred Minjo
Alfred Minjo
1 year ago
Reply to  Mr Truth Pains

Well, mwatitopetsa ndi nkhani za ma Demos. Kodi mulibe zochita eti? Tiyeni ku nseu konko, iyaaaaaaa!

madala ngwazi
madala ngwazi
1 year ago
Reply to  Mr Truth Pains

powerful

Chamunorwa
Chamunorwa
1 year ago

Please lets not politice everything. Yes investigations must be done thoroughly even if it was someone not related to the activist. The driver must face the music for driving without lights and without ” due care and attention”. Chances are he was drunk..But to say the deceased was murdered at this stage would be taking it too far. These activists must not try to make political milage out of the poor soul. May his spirit rest in eternal peace. Our deespest condolences must go to the bereaved family not to those want to gain political mileage out someone’s misery. Malawi… Read more »

Psyuta
Psyuta
1 year ago

This is a warning shot to Mtambo and his team. Expect a lot of unnatural troubles because of your unnatural deeds. I’m just a prophet of doom. Ignore this warning at your own peril.

Namalila
Namalila
1 year ago

YANKHO MUKULIDZIWA – GALIMOTO INALIBE NYALI SI BASI – is this not enough reason to you Mr????

Innoxy Charles
Innoxy Charles
1 year ago
Reply to  Namalila

Fuck you mbuzi iwe.

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