Malawi police arrest rights activist Trapence

Malawi police have arrested human rights activist Gift Trapence whose grouping the Human Rights Defendeds Coalition (HRDC) has been accused by re-elected President Peter Mutharika of organising  protests  over the disputed result of a May vote to turn the country into a “lawless society”.

Trapence: Arrested

The country has seen nearly two months of protests by demonstrators who dismiss the election as fraudulent and demand the resignation of Malawi Eelctoral Commission chairwoman Jane Ansah.

President Mutharika accused the protests organisers of plotting to oust his government and warned that the organisers will be dealt with severely.

“The violence you see is calculated to turn Malawi into a lawless state,” Mutharika said on Saturday as the country celebrated the 55th anniversary of independence from Britain.

According to the President, Trapence’s organisation  want to create “lawlessness” so that they can take over this government.

Police confirmed on Tuesday they were holding Trapence but could not divulge more information.

Trapence is vice chairperson of HRDC and dismissed the president’s statement is “misplaced because these protests are not targeted to overthrow the government”.

“We are not attacking the government… and no one wants to overthrow the government.

“These peaceful demonstrations are being done to force Jane Ansah to resign,” said Trapence.

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Noxy
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Is Trapence going also to resign to pave way for him to clear his name? Am yet to see

apwiya
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apwiya

Trapence ukukumva bwanji ku police cell ? Mbala iwe kuba ndalama za ma donor kulipira anthu ochita vigil nkunama kuti ndalama wapangira workshop then nkuchita produce fake reciepts. Kwasala ubwere ku Court akuwerengere charge yako then akupatse bail. Lero Chakwera paja anabwera kuzakuona. Eti kukulimbitss mitima Koma nkunkusiya konko

Malita
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Malita

Inu a Police, akakupangani tip kuti muphe Gift Trapence, know that anyone who will take part in this, mutha mmodzi mmodzi.

dalo
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dalo

kkkkkk koma ku malawi….okuba k145 ufulu,7mil mbava yeniyeni hahahahah yea…..zilipo dpp muziona chiyambi chabe ichi.

psyuta
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psyuta

kkkkkkk !!! This are just common and fucken up thieves .

Analyst
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Analyst

You are not even ashamed that you have decided not to tell the nation the reason for the arrest. He stole UN money. Period.

zapie
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zapie

he is mbava of original calibre .. AKWIZIGWEDE Basi… Abusing funds of UN for his own personal interest

Natty Prince
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Natty Prince

Mapwiya mwina ine sindinawelenge bwino walemba nkhaniyi watchulapo za ndalama nanga ndizingati?koma dpp zinthu zakuvutani ndithu mafia munthalika paja wati athana ndi onse akupangisa mademo tsono iyi ndi njira imodzi koma nthawi yakutheleni adpp palibe kothawila ulendo uno muziona simunati.

nachisale
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nachisale

Good that these have been arrested and more CSO activists should be arrested. CSO activists are the worst thieves who steal donor money and enrich themselves leaving poor and marginalised people suffering. What have they done with the huge amount of money they obtain from donors? They have nothing to show except their big mansions, fat bank accounts and luxury cars.

Napepe
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Napepe

Arrest tchende lofota mr. ibu first for taking kichbacks

nyarugwe
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nyarugwe

lock them up, all of them