CSOs wind up probe on sell out activists over presidential palace meeting

Civil society organisations (CSOs) operating under the banner of Malawi Human Rights Defenders Coalition rare this Thursday winding up their investigations about an alleged meeting between some human rights defenders and President Peter Mutharika where they collected money to stop being critical to government and help propel the regime to hold on to power.

Kampaundi: Under probe for pocketing money  at the meeting which State House claims took place at Sanjika

CSOs leaders alleged to have attended the meeting include chairperson for the Human Rights Consultative Committee (HRCC) Robert Mkwezalemba, Flyson Chodzi and Bright Kampaundi who run Forum for National Development (FND).

Also suspected to have attended the meeting were Youth and Society director Charles Kajoloweka and Julius Mithi, a civil servant based in Mzuzu.

Kajoloweka said this was the propaganda of the regime working with some disgruntled members of the CSOs to discredit him by putting down his name amongst the “civil entrepreneurs organisations”.

Centre for Human Rights and Rehabilitation (CHRR) executive director Timothy Mtambo said the outcome of the probe will determine the next course of action for the fellow CSO officials.

“If we find evidence that they received money from President Peter Mutharika then we will ask the Anti-Corruption Bureau to take action. In addition, we will ask them to pay back to government the tax payer money,” he said.

The Malawi human rights defenders flagged the red flag after the  Presidential spokesperson Mgeme Kalilani confirmed the CSO members met Mutharika but said he did not know the agenda of the meeting.

Some said the activits came out of the meeting with big brown envelops full of money to silence them from being critical of the President and the ruling Democratic Progressive Party.

The meeting between Mutharika and the CSOs comes at a time when the other CSOs are unlenting to force the president fire Acting Malawi Police Inspector General Rodney Jose and ministers Goodall Gondwe and Kondwani Nankhumwa on various reasons.

Kajoloweka is one of the leaders of the Human Rights Defenders Coalition who organised the April 27 nationwide demonstrations.

He, alongside Mtambo and Trapence, have become a critical voice of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) administration who on several occasions have joined forces to take government to account.

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geof
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geof

wrong packing!!!!!!!!!!!!

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TRUMP

THESE ARE THE CROOKS BETRAYING POOR MALAWIANS FOR THE SAKE OF THEIR STOMACHS –EVEN GOD SHOULD /SHALL STRIKE THEM BADLY HERE ON EARTH AND WHERE THEY ARE GOING IN THE GRAVE (HELL )

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geof

it is good that he open up otherwise as the way it is he might dragged in some way or another in this issue coz he is from home district of VP

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Mesimadzi

The investigations should also include some CSO sell outs who recently went to Mauritania soon after the anti government demos kukadzipepetsa. The investigations must expose the financiers of this evil honeymoon. The CSOs that were caught red handed sharing money in Lilongwe prior to the anti government demos and the source of that Judas’ money must be disclosed. The investigations must take place concurrately and provide evidence of the opposition party members who participated and the date of their becoming CSOs. Those opposition leaders who are in total support of same sex marriage, which was one of the agitations for… Read more »

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MANA

No issue here. They have the right to meet the president.

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