HRDC to report cases of petrol bomb attacks to international bodies: ‘Lost trust with Malawi police’

Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) vice chairperson Gift Trapence has revealed that his organisation is documenting all recent petrol-bombing attacks towards human rights activists and opposition political leaders  in the country.

Trapence: We are documenting the cases of petrol bombings and compiling a report for international human rights platforms.

Trapence said this after an alleged foiled attack in Lilongwe.

He claims he was attacked by unknown thugs who were driving a White Toyota Prado TX vehicle.

However, Trapence said he did not report the incident to Police because they already lost trust in the Malawi Police Services, who have failed to act on similar incidents before.

“We don’t trust Malawi Police anymore. We have had similar cases before and even if they are reported they do nothing,” said Trapence.

There have been several petrol-bombing attacks since the month of July.

National Police spokesperson James Kadadzera says the police are still investigating cases of petrol bomb attacks.

Kadadzera said police are conducting “intensive investigations” to bring to book all perpetrators and put the spate of petrol bombings to “a complete stop.”

Since July this year, there have been seven cases where houses belonging to either HRDC members, relations or Malawi Congress Party (MCP) members have been torched or petrol-bombed by unknown assailants.

Among some of the recorded incidences include the torching of MCP director of youth Richard Chimwendo Banda’s residence in Dowa on July 9; the torching of MCP Southern Region offices on July 22 and the petrol-bombing of HRDC chairperson Timothy Mtambo’s vehicle at his house in Lilongwe on August 15.

Other incidences include the petrol-bombing of Mtambo’s house in his home village in Chitipa on August 22; the petrol-bombing of MCP campaign director Moses Kunkuyu’s car at his residence in Nancholi on August 23 and the foiled attack on Trapence.

HRDC leaders have been the main targets for being behind massive national wide march protest aimed at forcing Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) Chairperson Jane Ansah to resign for alleged flawed electoral process during the May polls.

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Ntumbuka
Ntumbuka
1 year ago

In all fairness, through Trapence, HRDC should include documentation of all the looting, breaking, maiming, undressing of female police officers, burning of government buildings, kunyoza, kutukwana etc that attend the violent demonstrations that they organize and lead. Victims of your actions also have rights that have to be implemented. Osamangoyangánira mbali imodzi.

Ndadabwa
Ndadabwa
1 year ago

Trapeze maybe you should report to Zambian police. You hate everybody except demo persons. You are driven by greed, and recognition.

Kanyimbi
Kanyimbi
1 year ago

Kodi inu a DPP mukuyetsa nkhani yamademo yayambayi muitha kuimitsa? Eeeh! Pepani izitu zinayambikazi sanaziyambe ndi HRDC mukumbukire ndiye izizi zikupanga a Malawi ndi kuonetsa kwiyo wao zedi & kutumbwa mukupangaku anthu angokuyang’anani a Malawi anachotsatu Kamuzu yemwe amatetedzedwa ndi Pioneer.

George Victor
1 year ago

Koma abale Tiomfe ndi mnzache Giboyu akumandiseketsa kwambiri.Zinthu zootcha okha akukachitanso report kkkkkk kufuna sympathy kokhakokha kumenko kkkk koma Gibo ndi Timofe akufunika paite ku rehabilitation kwambiri ana amene kkkkkkkk

Charie
Charie
1 year ago

Mwayiwara Kale nthawi yomweyi kut mumamenya ndi kuwavula apolice nde pano mukuti chiyani?

Baby SKC
Baby SKC
1 year ago

Blessed is the man who throws the petrol bomb at hrdc. One day he will catch you before your press conference… Tsoka limenelo suzasimba kuma International bodies.

yobu 13 13
1 year ago

they said unknown thugs hahaha……we said you …we have seen with our eyes , idiots HRDC sitikusiyani mpaka mulipile …..

mimu
1 year ago
Reply to  yobu 13 13

walira mvula walira matope.

Innoxy Charles
Innoxy Charles
1 year ago

Tili nawo mapulani nafe, dikilani muone m’mene makadeti odziwika bwino azunzikire tsopano.Ndi nthawi yoti tiotche malawi tsopano.

braveheart
1 year ago

..cry babies.Shame! So wats international bodies? We R a soveregn state aziphwanga mulira simunati. International bodies!?my foot! Ife colonialism tinathesa 1964 simudziwa? amphawi ngati inu ndiamene amayankhula zopusa ngati izi kuzigulisa Mpana kumanyengedwa kumatako sizimenezi.. international bodies..?? U guys go to hell. These useless double standard organisations who cares about them..Malawi is proud to be Malawi whether for rich or poor yopanga zathu. Ingotenganu ma assylum mupite mukakhalw konko. Shut up!

mimu
1 year ago
Reply to  braveheart

ingopitani ku ma international contries kwanuko…mukakhale konko..ku malawi kwathu kuno sitikukufunani.

Poop
Poop
1 year ago
Reply to  braveheart

Braveheart what ever you call yourself. You are a massive poop. Is there any country without human right organisation? Do you have five senses or you are just an idiot. You are one of the creators who don’t care about others as long as you are OK. MALAWI doesn’t need loosers like you . Bastard! What is in Malawi to be proud of. Malawi sucks for your information, if you don’t know , it is one of the poorest country on Earth . To cut it short chitseka khomo cha umphawi. Then you son of bitch being proud with your… Read more »

Graham Zali
Graham Zali
1 year ago

Tiyambe kubweza end of story. Its too much this country doesnt belong to lomwes only. Koma pamene dpp ichosedwe mu ulamuliro, dpp will never rule again on this land of Malawi.

Mwinithako
Mwinithako
1 year ago
Reply to  Graham Zali

Nepostism was started by the Chewa through Kamuzu when he chased the Thumbukas from all the regions back to their shabby Thengere homes.Lomwes shouldn’t be pointed figures for their prosperity,economically,educationally and even politically.Mmesa kale thumbukas were dominating???Its their time why so jealous???Komano ndesaadati!!Kuphunzira ndeachitapo ndithuuu!!Ndale azigwiranso ndthuu. What you should know is that the,Yawo,Lhomwe,Sena,Kokhola,Nyachusa,mang’anja,Wiza and anyanja,are all sibblings.Ifa aggregated,these tribes make the majority of the population,there comes the ngoni from Ntcheu who are marital sibblings with the Lhomwe from Chiradzulu. Look here nthawi ya John Chilembwe uprising!!did they mention any of Tumbuka or Chewa joining the uprising?They mentioned of people… Read more »

Poop
Poop
1 year ago
Reply to  Mwinithako

Iwe mwinithako kuzolowerra zakuthako. As a proud Tumbuka, I am here to tell you that::to me Lomwes are pathetic and nothing including your anganga Mutharika. Kuzolowera matekenya anthu aumve. Idiots no nzeru nkona mululimbikira quota system. Anthu osalira owopa development. Leave Mtambo alone is million better than 20000 lomwes. Do you get that Mr thako? Tribalism basi mukhalira zomwezi kadziko kang’ono koma kosauka because of people like you. Shame on you nasty creature ever existed on this Earth.

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