Mtambo calls for an end to Malawi cycle of violence: Slain police officer buried

Fierce rights activist Timothy Mtambo has now turned to President Peter Mutharika to institute a dialogue taskforce to end the current political impasse which on Tuesday claimed a life of a senior police officer in Lilongwe.

The body of Imedi arrives at Katulu in Mangochi for burial
Police officers pallbearers carry the body of Imedi
The grave for Imedi
The grave for Imedi

Speaking to journalists on Wednesday in Lilongwe, the Human Rights Defenders (HRDC) chairperson said the current political impasse calls for political solutions.

“The President should institute a task force for dialogue over the current political impasse,” said the fearless rights activist behind the anti-Jane Ansah protests.

He strongly condemned the brutal  killing of  Police Mobile Service (PMS) Superintendent Usumani Imedi who was clobbered to death by a mob at Msundwe on the outskirts of Lilongwe Cityon Wednesday.

The officer had gone to Nsundwe to pacify a volatile situation when a vigilante group calling itself Nsundwe forces blocked the Lilongwe-Mchinji road.

“Any form of violence should not be tolerated in the country,” said Mtambo.

He also called on the police to refrain from what he called exerting pressure on the arrested suspects, saying they are innocent until proved guilty by a competent court of law.

As Mtambo was speaking in the Capital City, kilometres away at Katuli in Mangochi relatives, the police, the Muslim community and other mourners were burying Imedi.

The killing of Imedi has shocked the nation and Malawians expected all the warring political parties; the government and the opposition to unite in grief and find lasting solutions to the escalating political tension in the country.

According to National Police spokesperson James Kadadzera  Imedi, who was stationed at PMS C Company in Lilongwe and had just completed a two-month leadership and crowd control training course.

Said Kadadzera: “This heinous act has no place in Malawi and as police we condemn it in the strongest terms. We will also investigate this death and all suspects will be taken to court to be prosecuted according to the law.”

Kadadzera said another PMS officer, Superintendent Gani who sustained injuries during anti-Jane Ansah protests in August, died on Tuesday at Kamuzu Central Hospital where he was due to undergo a surgery.

Besides Imedi’s death, one other police officer was injured in the Msundwe fracas.

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tung'ande
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tung'ande

The thugs who have been arrested at Nsundwe are the thugs that Ntambo has been hiring to cause violence and destruction. People of Mangochi dont take this lughtly you need to teach this bastard a lesson. Kamuzu failed to defeat you and who is this stupid boy.

che nnungu
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President Peter Mutharika also hire thugs who hacked Mayaya and teargased patients at Queens. Tit for Tat

chataika
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chataika

Iwe Mtambo ndiwe wosokonekera kwambiri why now that you say those suspects are innocent until proven guilty by court of law? Kodi sizomwe ife tikukupemphani inu kuti why can’t you wait for the court to determine whether MEC was wrong in 2019 elections but still exerting pressure on Jane to resign why why? Mtambo Mtambo, Trapecne Trapence, Sembereka, Chakwera, Chilima be careful becoz God is a faithful judge koma u have destroyed katundu wa anthu samalani samalani and concious ikuphani enanu just shortly.

Hmariwa
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Hmariwa

The Court did not employ JANE

Concerned citizen
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It is terrifying when these people who have the sole aim of wrecking a country are given any attention.

Our leaders what is even more terrifying is that you are operating business as usual.

Anyone who calls themselves a leader in our beautiful land has to work to cool down the political tensions simmering in our land.

namatetule
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Are people still listening to Mtambo. How did the MP’S approve stadium constructions. He still remains a big joke.

njpapi
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njpapi

wasatanic wamkulu ndi peter mutharika and jane ansah

Chukambiri
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Chukambiri

Mulungu akukhululukire ndithu, ndipo achite nawe ndithu ndimayesa Chakwera ananena kuti pakhesedwa mwazi ndipo omwe achita izi ndi ana ake? Kuluza kwa nkhosa yothawi mchalichi ndikumapita kundale ndikumeneku, Chakwera ndiye wasatanic wamkulu anathawa nkhosa za Mulungu

chataika
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chataika

Choka wachamba iwe mwazi womwe ankakamba chakwera wakwaniritsidwa and is happy mulekeni he has forgotten kuti abale ali kumwera be careful chakwera chakwera chakwera samala!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

President Mkango Lion Manthakanjenjemereza
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President Mkango Lion Manthakanjenjemereza

Jane Ansah, do you want to be credited as a woman who has started civil war in Malawi? See how people are killed, Pastor. On judgement day you will be accountable for the loss of these people. The Almighty Savior will judge you. Please do the right thing.

Chukambiri
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Chukambiri

Your only problem is that you voted for a losing presidential candidate

chataika
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chataika

Vuto lanu ndikusavomereza u can see kuti ngakhale ku court u r failing to produce umboni kuti ma vote anaberedwa u will be haunted soon !!!

Khima
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Khima

HRDC undermines the sitting President for having won alleged rigged elections and now they want the same President to initiate dialogue? In every dialogue it is give and take, HRDC from on set wants to bite the whole cake. You don’t go for dialogue when you are uncompromising…

vikhumbo
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vikhumbo

Leaders who have access to the media, making careless remarks. Now what? some of these deaths are preventable if we learnt how to use our mouths properly. How many orphans do you want to create? Mawa ndinutu zinazi osamasekerera. Go read animal farm.

njpapi
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njpapi

THATS THE DUTY OF PRESIDENT TO QUITE THIS SITUATION

Mtundu
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Mtundu

who is the President? Inu nomwe mukuti kulibe President. Today your son after killing a policeman, you say it the duty of the president to pacify the situation. Let Chakwera, Chilima, Mtambo and Trapence tell their boys to cool. I head stupid Chilima singing with protestors kuti Tisaope. Ngati mukuti there is no president, Prince Harry anakumana ndi ndani? Why not waiting for the court to determine the case. Jane Ansa clearly said , she will resign if the court rules that there was wrong doing. Remember empty tins make a lot of noise. God gave us peter who has… Read more »

Mbwiyache
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Mbwiyache

Which god you talking about?, you stupid mtundu.

che nnungu
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Kulibe President kumene

MTAMBO THE REBEL LEADER
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MTAMBO THE REBEL LEADER

SHAME THAT THERE ARE REBELS IN NSINDWE EMERGING TO DESTROY OUR BEAUTIFUL NATION!