Mayaya hackers left scott free, no arrest yet for Mtambo attackers

Malawi police is being accused of selective justice as it has left Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) cadets led by Jomo Osman who stoned and assaulted human rights activist Billy Mayaya in Blantyre to be loaming in the streets scot free while there has been no arrest in connection with alleged attack in Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) chairperson Timothy Mtambo.

Jomo Osman: Free

Mayaya sustained life threatening head injuries and was treated at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital (Qech).

Video clips of the violence in Blantyre conspicuously showed DPP cadet Jomo Osman leading the violent attacks.

But police are coy to arrest the powerful DPP cadet who has been left free to roam in the streets of Blantyre and on Sunday attended a public event at the Mulhako wa Alhomwe cultural festival in Mulanje.

There has also been no arrest from police as rights activist Mtambo survived a gun attack from unknown people who were trailing him on Friday night with six bullets hitting his car.

But police spokesman James Kadadzera said they have instituted investigations but arrested so far arrested 249 suspects for violence during the post-election protests.

“Firearms experts from National Police Headquarters are on the ground to identify the type of firearm used in the commission of the offence,” said Kadadzera.

HRDC vice chairperson Gift Trapence said police should not only say the overused cliché of “under investigations” but handle the issue with seriousness.

“The beating of Billy Mayaya in the presence if police and with objective evidence showing attackers but nobody has been arrested,” said Trapence.

Kadadzera has since said in a statement that out of 249 arrested, one was convicted and sentenced to five years imprisonment with hard labour for acts intended to cause grievous harm in Lilongwe.

Three were sentenced to eight years jail for robbery in Lilongwe while the other three were jailed for three years for intentionally endangering safety of persons travelling by road in Dowa.

Kadadzera said 227 suspects are answering different charges in court out of which 54 are on remand and 173 are out on bail.

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ndine basi
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ndine basi

GOD IS WATCHING! BLOOD IS VERY POWERFUL; IT CANT BE SHED WITHOUT REPERCURSIONS. I COMINGLETHE BLOOD OF VICTIMS IN MALAWI WITH THE BLOOD OF JESUS AND DECLARE CONSUMING FIRE TO DESICATE ALL WICKEDNESS OF THE WICKED IN JESUS NAME. IT IS DONE THESE EGYPTIANS I SEE TODAY ISHALL SEE NO MORE…

Mapwiya
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Mapwiya

Ndipo Mayaya amakatani ku Queens popeza kulibe mankhwala???? How special is he??? we are just promoting something which is not supposed to be promoted here. waste of time mmxxiieewwww

Chando
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Chando

Zoona

Mapwiya
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Mapwiya

Mukukamba za Mayaya ndi Mtambo, Nanga katundu wa anthu wamba yemwe waonongeka chifukwa cha mtambo ndi mayaya simukukamba bwanji?

Omare
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Omare

Nsabwe yoyendayenda imakuna ndi chala.Munthu ofuna mtendere wa wa Dziko amakhala akupempera utsiku kulichete kuti Mulungu wake amve malingaliro anthuyo. Monga Jesus andachitira atapezana ndi mabvuto.Nanga A Mthambo amapita kuti utsiku?. Ndichifukwa chiani anthu amanena kuti ndima usaka?. Utsiku ndi nthawi yogona nditu.Pangani zithu zanu payera anthu onse akuona.Mulungu adzavomereza.

Thats Me
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Thats Me

What is the cadet Kadadzera talking about? The question is about those who attacked HRDC guys and not demonstrators.

Mutokototoko
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Mutokototoko

Kodi che Mayaya anatuluka? Why did he go to Queens when he said there are no drugs in hospital. I feel pity for this guy wopunduka ndikale being used by Mtambo and Trapence . Infact omwe anamumenya mayaya anachita bwino kuti amve kuwawa mmene enafe tinamvera ma business athu ataima pa LL cos of him and his Friends Mtambo. Why accusing a police that they are not arresting Jomo. What evidence was there that he is the one who did the beating of Mayaya? This guy was Mayaya was ambushed by Blantyre buinessmen amene mageni awo anasokonekera on that day… Read more »

Concerned citizen
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Concerned citizen

God should forgive you

Mzozodo
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Mzozodo

Thats besides the point

Chule
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Chule

Time will tell, panopa akuziona ngati ndi mashaha

Omex70
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Omex70

It will be hard to trust these cadets masquerading as police officers. Selective justice will never take Malawi anywhere. Kadadzera mind your stupid mouth. Every time when you are asked to do something on any crime committed by cadets, your stupid answer has been ‘we are investigating the matter’. which investigation are you talking about? It seems you are a robbot. You just memorized that word.No matter how long it may take justice shall prevail in this nation.

Chigezero Pure
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Chigezero Pure

It such kind of action or inaction from the police/authorities that annoys the general public. Police shouldn’t be surprised that the generalgeneral public is their sworn enemy…WHEN an opportunity arises the public will attack the police! They knowtthat it not possible to attack commanding individuals but atleast those that carry out the commands

CRIMINAL MINDED
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CRIMINAL MINDED

Kkkkkkkkk nyamata wojiya za bangwe bangwe lero akapokora akumalawi kumulephera kumanga shaaaa akuti powerfully cadets Koma abale dziko langa linapita kumalewure basi ma savages kupanga control dziko

Concerned citizen
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Concerned citizen

Worry not my friend nthawi yatsala pang’ono. Asiyeni ndi nthawi yawo kusamba mankhwala. Tsiku Lina lirnkudza lomwe zonse zidzatha. Mulungu simuthu taziona izi.