HRDC disowns ‘imposter’ Kapesa, accuse him of being DPP agent

The Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) has distanced itself from Chifundo Kapesa, who claims he is a former treasurer for the Karonga chapter.

HRDC’s Luke Tembo co-signed the statement
Kapesa: HRDC is campaiging for opposition and its in politics not fighting for rights

But in a statement signed by HRDC leader Gift Trapence and coordinator Luke Tembo, the organization says Kapesa is an imposter.

“HRDC would like to categorically disassociate itselffrom group of desperate charlatans who held a press conference today in Lilongwe. These individuals are unknown to us.

“We would like to further dispel the allegations made by one of the individuals who made claims that he once held a position of Treasurer in Karonga. Actually, in the HRDC structure we don’t have such position. This is another blatant lie. The truth  of the matter is these individuals have opted to be used as agents of the DPP [Democratic Progressive Party]  to taint both the image and reputationof HRDC,” reads the statement.

HRDC says this is an act of desperation and will not work.

“HRDC will continue to be a people led socialmovement driven by the need to respect and protect the Human Rights of all Malawians.HRDC would like to inform the charlatans who graced that presser that we have instructed our lawyers to commence legal proceedings with the aim of deterring this group or any other entityin future from defaming the good name of HRDC,” says the statement.

During a media  briefing in Lilongwe earlier on Friday, Kapesa said he is a former HRDC member and he accused its leadership of using the coalition to promote interests of certain political parties and as a vehicle to launch individual political careers.

Kapesa made the allegations at a briefing in Lilongwe on Friday minutes before announcing his resignation from the coalition.

He said when he joined HRDC, he was told that the agenda was to fight for human rights in the country.

“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

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Bahat Nyirenda
Bahat Nyirenda
9 months ago

The funny thing ma comments a ku news paper aka nga zigoba mumabisa kapena kubisala chani osabwera poyera bwanji if you guys are genuine and you love your country a

Banda
Banda
9 months ago

HRDC is NOT agents of UTMCP but DEFENDERS of the HUMAN RIGHTS for ALL Malawians NOT the just few who look to DPP as their masters. HRDC and UTMCP were proven right with their demonstrations of incompetence of MEC and how the 2019 election was unfairly conducted. The COURT Judgment is going to ensure ALL future elections are going to be done fairly with competence.will NO LONGER the losers complaining or suggesting rigging as in 2014. HRDC is there to PROTECT the people of Malawi WHEN GOVERNMENT DOES NOT. (UTMCP is not the Government WILL BE SOON)

nafundo zalo
nafundo zalo
9 months ago

apppiteee galu uyu. angolankhola modzikola eh bwa

Namulondola
9 months ago

How doesn’t know that Hdc is apolitical All signs are visible even a baby can see. You are dining on the same table with Tonse alliance. You were together in demonstrations destroying, lootiing and harassing innocent Malawians, undressing a female police officer, ferrying nsundwe cult to demonstrations and now Mtambo is VP to Tonse alliance. Stop fooling yourself. The young man who has resigned is a professional, who knows the difference well.

Mika Kunda
Mika Kunda
9 months ago
Reply to  Namulondola

Fortunately no one can change a voter in these few remaining dates…let’s wait for reality

Lego
9 months ago

Take him to court to prove that he was one of your members.

Okay
Okay
9 months ago

Hrdc musakane he was your own member and now has left. Accept he’s free to go, you respect his freedom of association. Palibe nkhani apa

Peloma Pepe
Peloma Pepe
9 months ago

Ziliko chaka chino ndithu!!!

Papua
Papua
9 months ago

HRDC is an agent of MCP and UTM. This has become very clear since last year. HRDC has sent thugs to terrorise us.

Gee
Gee
9 months ago
Reply to  Papua

And am happy also that they r agents of MCP, they made a right choice, people r just following Diphiphi for money, that’s all, once they lose u’ll see them abandoning the party

darlington
darlington
9 months ago

while they are MCP UTM agents

Patrick Phiri
Patrick Phiri
9 months ago
Reply to  darlington

Interesting. It is not a secret that HRDC has been agent of MCP and UTM. in fact, they have been demonstrating together. Shame on HRDC.

Kasaukani
Kasaukani
9 months ago
Reply to  Patrick Phiri

If you have a common enemy, does that make u to be one. If two pipo likes the same thing, does that make them to become one thing. Objectivity is very important before we make conclusion

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