Mtambo barks at Malawi police for attempting to block protesters’ way to Capital Hill

A seemingly furious and emotional Timothy Mtambo—executive director for Centre for Human Rights and Rehabilitation (CHRR)—took to the microphone and snubbed armed members of the Malawi Police Service (MPS) as they tried to block protesters’ way to Capital Hill at the Bingu International Conference Centre (BICC).

Mtambo (second from left) with Rights defenders who presented the petition

The protesters who took to the streets to express their anger over the K4 billion which was supposedly going to be shared among Members of Parliament (MPs), had peacefully marched from Mchesi via Kamuzu Central Hospital (KCH), and they were supposed to finally end at Capital Hill where a ten-point petition would be delivered.

But upon arrival at the BICC, they were faced by about a hundred armed police officers and dozens of militia vehicles that blocked the way.

The gesture angered the protesters some of who threatened to stone off the police officers.

Infuriated too, Mtambo took up the microphone and described the police’s attitude as a “disappointment.”

He said: “We are not doing this for ourselves. We are doing this for all Malawians who are suffering under this regime. You too are suffering! Who doesn’t know that you’re suffering. We want to fight for you too and you block us?”

Throughout the moment he spoke, Mtambo, who wore a t-shirt imprinted: THANK YOU MAMA FOR GIVING US A SIGN TO GIVE A RED CARD TO PETER MUTHARIKA, people cheered massively in support.

It took close to half an hour for the police to free the road after negotiations between Gift Trapence and deputy inspector of police Duncan Mwapasa that the protesters should proceed to Capital Hill to deliver the petition

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Napoleon
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Laziness is killing the nation of Malawi. Lazy bones thinks the govern should provide for them all things in their life. The nation will remain poor because people are poor in thinking. They think everything nabout life is government. You need to woke up and start performing rather than being stagnant on one place as if you are statues. All what you want is kuba basic ndiye mutaone Kurtis president wakuthandizani. No wonder people from other countries are coming to our country start small business and within a few years they start employing lazy Malawians who think kuba kuwathandiza. Stop… Read more »
Kanyimbi
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Its good that he reminded the police men and women they are also suffering and the demo was a fight on their behalf!!!!

Chriss Phiri
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The DPP government has failed miserably and Peter should resign. Imagine the whole president lied to Malawians that Government is procuring Generators to address issues of blackouts only to hear from EGENCO that it goofed to ‘hire’ shithole government must go..

Roll out ATI now
Guest

We Malawians are the ones who are foolish in letting Peter become president, in retirement. He has nothing to lose. We need to stop putting people in presidency when they are in retirement

#DzukaniAmalawi
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Totally agree with you Roll out ATi now…….”a people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves and traitors are not victims, but accomplices” George Orwell

Phwisa
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Police yatulo

TEACHER
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WHY CAN’T PETER JUST RESIGN PEACEFULLY FOR THE SAKE OF HIS OWN RESPECT DIGNITY AND LEGACY ?? ANSWER #ALIBE POLOBOLEMU HE IS BUSY ON HONEY MOON IN ABROAD ON OUR TAXES MONEY WITH GETU JESUS IS LORD !
#DzukaniAmalawi
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Brainless people will vote Peter back in. Unfortunately we have a lot of these brainless people in Malawi with votes in their hands.

Mas ter
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Why and how? Peter is the only Democratic president giving freedom even fools and thieves like mtambo & trapez who thinks going to the rd is making Chakwela win after taking 60 cattle from Mia even if u stay 1000 days In streets APM has done no wrong

Hambakahle
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Or just die like his brother!

Napoleon
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May be you will be the first one to die, Mulungu simunthu , kumbwmbwana bwanji.

Napoleon
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Resign? Kurtis mupange cadhgate.kikikikiki.

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