Malawi not a boys’ quarters for somebody who thinks can dictate everyone – Mtambo

Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) chairperson,Timothy Mtambo, has said the organisation is  not relenting on its  plans to hold mass protest starting with Wednesday demonstrations countrywide.

Mtambo: Malawi mired in inequality, nepotism, poverty and injustice, which is why people were ready to take part in the demo

“All Malawians who are mounring should come out everywhere to hold demonstrations,” said Mtambo at a news conference in Lilongwe on Monday.

“Malawi is not a boys’ quarters for somebody who thinks can dictate everyone,” he added.

The demonostrations are pushing for the resignation of the chair of Malawi Electoral Commission, Jane Ansah. over the alleged mismanagement of the May election, which saw President Peter Mutharika re-elected.

Ansah, a judge of the Malawi Supreme Court of Appeal, has dismissed calls for her to resign, saying she would only step down if the court hearing an elections petition case found her leadership to have failed to discharge its duties.

The grouping, backed by the opposition, said they expect the demonstrations to continue until Ansah go.

Mtambo also said he is living dangerously as  regime thugs  have been following him and his vice, Gift Trapence, in a vehicle he has identified as a prado.

He also said HRDC will do what it can to lift the injunction obtained by Malawi Revenue Authority, National Oil Company of Malawi and Airport Development Limited stopping HRDC from holding the planned demonstrations away from the three organisations’ actual premises in airports and ports of entry.

“What is so painful is that people are using our own taxes to pay lawyers and work on injunctions at the court. You can not say let us discuss yet another branch of the government is going to court,” Mtambo said.

On his part, Trapence, said  apart from the demonstrations, HRDC will be holding anti-Jane Ansah rallies in all the countries cities until the Malawi Election Commission chairperson resigns.

“We will not back down,” Trapence stressed.

Speaking at a citizen rally in Karonga District on Saturday, HRDC leaders said they had reached a point of no return and would not relent until demands of the people, which include forcing Ansah to step down, were met.

Since May 27 this year when the MEC chairperson Ansah declared Mutharika of the governing Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) winner of the presidential race in the May 21 Tripartite Elections, HRDC has been organising demonstrating demanding that Ansah resign for presiding over allegedly fraudulent elections.

Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :

Sharing is caring!

0 0 vote
Article Rating
Follow us in Twitter
66 Comments
newest
oldest most voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Winston Msowoya
Winston Msowoya
1 year ago

MNJ,I blame myself to waste my time on idiots like you.Tumbukas have been leading since the colonial government and they were the darlings of colonial administration.Just to give you a hint guile, ANC was formed by a TUMBUKA by the name of Zililo MUMBA from Mzimba,and Orton C Chirwa formed the MCP and became its first President of the Party,Chakufwa Chihana brought Multi-PARTY that lead to freedom of our beloved nation.All this time,Central Malawians had been dancing NYAU and our brothers from the South,had been busy chasing RATS in bushes so,they had no time for political awareness.So,Mr.MNJ is out of… Read more »

Chirima
Chirima
1 year ago

THESE DEMOS ARE JUST NONSENSICAL!!!! THEY HAVE TO BE STOPPED COZ THEY DOING A LOT OF DAMAGE!!

George Victor
1 year ago

Kodi a Mtambo monse munayambira muja mukupindilapo chani.Osasiya bwanji ma court agamule kaye mlandu.Why are you taking the law into your own hands.mTAMBO PLEASE PWE WANT PEACE HERE IN mLAWI WE DONT WANT WAR.cHILIMA WAONA ZOMWE ZIKUPITA ZINTHU ZOMWE MUNMUYAMBITSA mTAMBO WANUYU.sAUOLOSI YOUR REPUTATION YAONONGEKA BASI SITIDZAKUVOTERANSO.

Aka
Aka
1 year ago

Mtambo is fighting for us all. All of you who are castigating him, see if Malawians will come out of their homes or not. If they come out, it simply shows that Malawians are very angry and unhappy.
Malawians need an equal share in the enjoyment of the national cake

bwabwalala
bwabwalala
1 year ago

Whether you like it or not demos are on tomorrow and will be twice the size of the previous one.

Chaaaaa
Chaaaaa
1 year ago

Mtambo alibe umunthu ndi GALU kwambiri. Ine sinavotere DPP koma I can’t stay here and wash zinthu kumawonongeka chotere. A Mtambo mumapita ku tchalitchi koma????? A Mtambo simungadikire Court zoona????

namatetule
1 year ago

Mtambo has a political agenda- that’s why he said he wants all Malawians to share the national cake. He wants Tumbukas to rule by force.

Chulu
Chulu
1 year ago
Reply to  namatetule

Palinso za utumbuka apa? Ulomwe wanuwo wakubawo khalani nawo. Pamene mwakhala basi sankho basi, with that Malawi can not go forward, Malawi is for all, not for Lomwes only, One Malawi, one Nation. Ma demo will still pain your ass. Uwawauze abwiye akowo ziko sisilikuwafuna pamodzi ndi Ansa wakoyo. Mwatikwana.

Lego
1 year ago
Reply to  namatetule

That is the problem you have you DPP people all you think is about tribal,shame

mnj
mnj
1 year ago
Reply to  Lego

Atumbuka ndiye vuto amaziona ngati iwowa are important even the most stupid tumbuka thinks they are something, now they put quota in tumbukas face what are you going to do do about it. I swear its going to be hard now for any tumbuka to be president, tumbukas think they clever they have no idea what they just did. There is going to blood if any tumbuka in future try to run the country its going to be payback

kadyaubwelere
kadyaubwelere
1 year ago

chitsiru chimenechi chimadziwa kuti boys quarters ndi chani.

Huula
Huula
1 year ago

Koma Mburundi uyu kunyansa ndi nkhope imene?

DRAKE
DRAKE
1 year ago

Mtambo is a very stupid and useless man, a graduate as he claims, he can not differentiate between Authority and power. Mutharika is using authority bestowed on him by the constitution as he was voted into power by some Malawians . He is not using his power, he swore to defend protect the Country from people like you, he has legal authority to command all security forces to defend the people. He is not using his personal power which he rightly exercises in his family and house, he is the President and has the bestowed authority to give commands as… Read more »

Kwacha
Kwacha
1 year ago
Reply to  DRAKE

This matter is not an intellectual argument about power and authority. It is about rigging an election to steal the Presidency, it is about corruption and looting of public resources, it is about nepotism, it is about mismanagement of our nation’s economy. So ‘Drake’ a President who rigs elections and loots public resources is not deserving of using authority or power. Mutharika both APM and Bingu belong in the dustbin of history as does Muluzi and his son.

Chaaaaa
Chaaaaa
1 year ago
Reply to  Kwacha

mbuzi iwe!!!

DRAKE
DRAKE
1 year ago
Reply to  Kwacha

Which Government in Malawi is free from the looting you are talking about; MCP …..Stole Millions in 30 years and Kamuzu Made Malawians Poorer in his tenure, he tortured,killed people MCP stole more money than any other party. UDF……. Muluzi stole, destroyed the economy. He sold, closed many viable companies that were Malawian PP……….. Cashgaters, Sold Presidential plane, bought cheap military equipment Th mess we are suffering now is because of the evils of this regime DPP……… Stole money through individual katangale during Bingus time and Chaponda and individual ministerial involvement in Corruption. So where is Jane Ansa involved here… Read more »

Ndaziona
1 year ago
Reply to  DRAKE

Muntharika does not have the power to command all security force, he has the power to command the MDF only and not the MPS. He is Commander In Chief of the MDF only. The Police cannot be commanded on what to do, it is their duty to enforce the law, protect lives and property.

Godfearing Person
Godfearing Person
1 year ago
Reply to  Ndaziona

So you are relating the word command and commander in chief, buli ya munthu go back to school.

Ndaziona
1 year ago

I am saying Muntharika cannot command the Police, he doesn’t have the authority to do that according to our constitution.

mbwwenumbwenu hate
mbwwenumbwenu hate
1 year ago
Reply to  DRAKE

Am with you all the way “Drake” this guy is not coming to Blantyre and most southern towns gonna be eaten alive

freedom fighter
1 year ago
Reply to  DRAKE

A lomwe opanda nzeru inu, useless pple. zitsiru za wathu.

shares
Read previous post:
Malawi Volleyball Association lifts Lilongwe Spikers’ suspension 

Volleyball Association of Malawi (VAM) has lifted the six months suspension it gave to Lilongwe Spikers after the team opted...

Close