HRDC protesters destroy hybride maize demo plot,  smash vehicle of MCP official

Unruly protesters of the Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) sponsored march destroyed the  hybrid maize demonstration plot at Area 18 in Lilongwe and also smashed a vehicle belonging to one of the opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) senior member and long serving legislator for the party.

Dzoole Mwale: I run away otherwise they could have killed me

Agro-entrprenuer  Felix Jumbe who is now boss at State produce trader Agricultural Development and Marketing Corporation (Admarc) took to social media to post that the protestors  run rampage at maize garden for his private-owned – Peacock Seed Company.

In the post, Jumbe stated that the hybrid maize  demonstration plot is located in Area 18 near Lilongwe Pentecost and that it was  vandalised by HRDC protestors “as they were going to police headquarters.”

Also crying foul ,  Vitus Dzoole Mwale told journalists that he was coming from his garden at Mpingu in Lilongwe when he suddenly met lorries carrying the protesters coming from the march.

“One of them threw a stone which has smashed the windscreen of my vehicle. I run away otherwise they could have killed me,” he said.

He said although protests are Constitutional rights which cannot be taken away from people, there was need for organisers to control the demonstrators before, during and after of such protests.

“There is great need for civic education for the protesters. This destruction defeats the whole purpose of peaceful protests and democracy,” he said.

There was no immediate comment from the HRDC chairperson Timothy Mtambo or senior official.

Some protesters were arrested however for their acts of violence as they went on rampage smashing vehicles and buildings.

President Peter Mutharika has  since said HRDC is slowly generating into a terrorist organization.

Mutharika has accused HRDC of unleashing terror on Malawians.

The  President said some investors were scared of coming to Malawi because of the current situation which is characterised by violent demonstrations.

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Angoni apaphata
Angoni apaphata
10 months ago

Waolisi anafa konko Inu ulendo kumunda. Uchitsiru kapena kuchuluka nzeru.

Angoni apaphata
Angoni apaphata
10 months ago

On the other hand munthu wanzeru atamva kuti kuli ma demo angamapite kwa msundwe ? So kupusa kumeneko? Mutharika walilrphera dziko ndiye daladala kumapita high risk areas? Kupusa basi

Amos
Amos
10 months ago

We are tired of being warm,pomwe anthu akutibera migodi ikutha in the name of collecting samples ndalama mkumalowa mmatumba,then someone is begging us to be warm,,,,hahahaha,,,,,enquiry ya anthuu omwee anagwiliridwa xkupangika in the name of politics,then someone is expecting the people of msundwe to be warm,,,

FootSoldier
FootSoldier
10 months ago

A genuine HDRC protester would have no time for vandalism, those vandalizing property are not HDRC people! That is why for the period HDRC has been around no HDRC individual has been convicted of vandalism during the said protests!!!

Kapolo Sakwiya
Kapolo Sakwiya
10 months ago

I thought Lilongwe City Council has prohibited the cultivation of crops in the city? Why is Hon Jumbe complaining? His field was not supposed to be in area 18. Tough.

A FEW GOOD MEN
A FEW GOOD MEN
10 months ago

People who go to protests are mostly uncivilized. They dont know the meaning of peaceful protest. To them, protests cant happen without vandalism. Thats why we say Dont go on streets to demostrate.

wa Nyau
wa Nyau
10 months ago

zakhala bwino kuti akuphwanyila Galimoto,i think ku MCP ko muuzana zen zen pa nkhani yama DEMO.tikamati HRDC ndi ana asatana,terrorist mumakana,mwazionatu a DZOOLE MWALE kkkkk musova

Xxxxx
Xxxxx
10 months ago

Timothy bin al-mtambo and nsundwe young pioneers, where does this violent behaviour take you? Your sadism is not welcome in Malawi. Go to Burundi or DRC kuno ku malawi sitikhala chocho……

Patriot
Patriot
10 months ago

If the president is aware that these are beasts are turning into terrorists, what is he doing about? Podium acceptance will not help the poor man whose own right are being infringed upon as well. Arrest and chop the necks of these bastards for this nonsense to come to an end. How can you allow these illiterates (I know some animal will reply and say Mtambo is educated, education is not about attending a class my friend. Education is knowledge applied) to be more powerful than the judiciary, the police and even the military? I’m tired of this. We normal… Read more »

kanchenga
kanchenga
10 months ago
Reply to  Patriot

Yaaa the president is really sleeping through a revolution. And in a revolution rioting, burning, looting and destroying is the voice of the voiceless ignore it at your own risk. The president even if he woke up now he doesn’t have the power to do anything. The death of the policeman instilled fear in our police which can only return if they were allowed to use guns but the MDF has strongly warned that they will protect any Malawian regardless. That they have already demonstrated and the police have understood the dance.

kanchenga
kanchenga
10 months ago
Reply to  Patriot

And please don’t lie about the poor man. The poor man has engaged the vengeance gear. It is the poor who go into the streets while the rich are busy complaining about their business and the employed are at work. The size of the cloud only shows the magnitude of the economic meltdown the country is experiencing.

Chilipa Thako
10 months ago

Shame on HRDC shame ,this is uncalled for ,tiyeni nazo tione kuti zititengera kuti .

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