Mtambo defiant, says ‘change movement’ unstoppable

Fierce and prominent human rights activist Timothy Mtambo has come out of police custody on bail defiantly saying will not stop pressing President Peter Mutharika fire Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) commissioners and appoint new commission to conduct fresh elections.

HRDC leaders addressing crowds after being granted bail
Mtambos father 2nd from r) came to court all the way from Chitipa
Crowds show support against HRDC members

Mtambo said Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) and Centre for Democracy and Economic Development Initiatives (Cdedi) will press Mutharika to assent to Electoral Bills recently passed in Parliament,

He was speaking  minutes after the Lilongwe magistrate’s court granted him and Gift Trapence and MacDonald Sembereka bail after their arrest for allegedly mobilising people to shut down state residences.

” Change cannot be stopped. This movement will not be stopped by anybody. This movement is heavenly movement. We are soldiers for peace, freedom and justice. We are going to hold these values dearly,” said Mtambo.

He said the hour to change things has now come.

“We are empowered more than ever. The new begging is coming and is now,” he said.

The rights activists  said they will not be intimidated.

“The law of gravity states that what goes up must come down,” said HRDC chairperson.

His father was among hundreds of people who came to the court when the three HRDC officials were being given bail.

On February 3, the High Court sitting in Lilongwe as the Constitutional Court (ConCourt) annulled the presidential election, saying they were marred by a plethora of irregularities. The court therefore ordered Parliament to make provisions for holding of fresh presidential election within 150 days.

Parliament passed the Parliamentary and Presidential Elections Amendment Bill which has set fresh elections to be held on May 19. The Bill also provides for the holding a run-off election 30 days later if no candidate gets 50%+1 of the votes cast.

Meanwhile, the Supreme Court of Appeal in Lilongwe has thrown out the Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) application in which it wanted the court to grant a stay order on the judgement that nullified the May 21 2019 presidential election.

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Malawi belong to the citizens

Why Munthalika is not respecting the parliament appointment committee and parliament.Vuto ndi Peter Munthalika osati HRDC.If Munthalika can fire MEC commissioners and sign up the reforms bills who is going to bother him.koma amakhala ngati ali pa autopiloting, apa ndipomwe pali vuto ndi madalawa.

Joloza
8 months ago

Ng’ona party movement. Zipangani zimenezi pakati pomwepo.

chataika
chataika
8 months ago

Any breach of peace HRDC leaders must be jailed thats what court has said. You know all along courts have been fair to you but now have seen that watching such destructive demos would certainly destroy malawi hence the ruling. Simungasirire mmene a dpp apangira ma demo awo peacefully thats what should be done. Change your mindset otherwise Mtambo you are planting more thieves in the country who will one day even steal at your house nanga sakuphunzira from your actions

K.kagalu.
K.kagalu.
8 months ago
Reply to  chataika

@ Chataika, I feel sorry for you, you sound interesting everytime I see your comment more especially concerning the HRDC, all what is happening here is just exactly the way how changes come in the Country,on that don’t make a mistake, in many Countries,they have to pass through all what you see in this Country, Im just wondering what kind of people like you we have in this Country who can not see and or recognise the blowing of the wind where it is coming from and where it is going though you can not see it? Are you still… Read more »

kanchenga
kanchenga
8 months ago
Reply to  chataika

Mr Chataika know this from today. The framers of the constitution were people with a voice that’s why they only allowed peaceful demonstrations. The same framers are the ones breaking the laws knowing that the voiceless can match just like DPP did they will not listen to them. Truth is rioting, burning, breaking, injuring and killing is the voice of the voiceless. They don’t destroy their lives and property. They destroy lives and property of those with voice so they too can feel the pain they feel. So stop dreaming for any meaningful change there will be looting burning breaking… Read more »

Nasingwe
Nasingwe
8 months ago

a TRUTH ee not everyone knows kuti skc ndi cakwera ndomwe akusokoneza ntendere wa dziko. munamufusa aliyese mukunenayo????? musaike mau mmakamwa aanthu. ao ndi maganizo,malototo anu .nenani ina nkhani.

Nsikidzi
Nsikidzi
8 months ago
Reply to  Nasingwe

Nasingwe, your problems are not amongst any of the above that Malawi is facing right now. Just go!

olivier
olivier
8 months ago
Reply to  Nasingwe

so you wanted Chakwera and SKC to watch over you and you DPP breaking the laws. hiring lawyers is ur right but procedure need to be followed, you did not follow procedures thats breaking the law. there are some bills to be assented on mr president’s desk the law say he has to to do it within 21 days we only have 2 days only, is this not contempt of court that worth impeachment, the ConCourt ruled out the old laws here u come on the public saying will use the old laws in this fresh election, is this not… Read more »

Peace maker
Peace maker
8 months ago
Reply to  olivier

Get the facts clear, Olivier, what the supreme court has said no any other court can discredit.

The supreme court already made a ruling in 1999 about this, they never said majority means 50+1 so Ansah is only following the law

Ten Caesars
8 months ago

You have to fight. Otherwise you still get stuck in poverty. Still afford kapani budget sausages. Still use your pit latrine. Still ride kabaza. Join us on the next demo. At least God will respect you for trying.

Cliff
Cliff
8 months ago

Umbuli ndiomwe ukuvuta apa court didn’t said Mtambo n his fellow members asiye zionesero they must do but following rules ndiye enanu mnvekere no demonstration koma mlakhwii sizinthu

Opportunist
Opportunist
8 months ago

Thumbs up HRDC.Where did you pick this huge multitude of people on unannounced rally?

Nsikidzi
Nsikidzi
8 months ago
Reply to  Opportunist

And kunalibe zotenga anthu mu malorry.

TRUTH
TRUTH
8 months ago

The bail conditions are clear that Mtambo was supposed to remanded but for the sake of peace the has given these gods tough bail conditions. they are asked not to disturb peace. Everyone knows that our peace is disturbed because of Chakwera and Chilima by using their HRDC and Mtambo. The will of God will always happen and not our ambitions to occupy offices.

Kotakota mtalamo
Kotakota mtalamo
8 months ago
Reply to  TRUTH

Moya wayiwona nyekhe

charles
charles
8 months ago
Reply to  TRUTH

There is only one truth and IS JESUS all we want is the assent to Electrol Reforms Bill Peter ALL BESIDES IS TRUSH even this mr kafeki Truth tell your Boss wa Kwa Kadewere ke Nthyoloku cha kwa Goliati asayinire ndi Za Dziko izi. Among the crowds are future presidents and ministers you are not forever on those seats. Just as he was just an MP when his brother was a President. Malawians are well informed these days be wise by fearing God and have respect for man/woman. Rhetoric talks tatopa nazo. We are now in 28 years of our… Read more »

Nsikidzi
Nsikidzi
8 months ago
Reply to  charles

I agree you with you Charlie.

Nsikidzi
Nsikidzi
8 months ago
Reply to  TRUTH

Zako zimenezo.

Atsogo
Atsogo
8 months ago
Reply to  TRUTH

mau

CULTURE
CULTURE
8 months ago

“This movement is heavenly movement, for peace, freedom and justice.” Thus blasphemy. God is Holy. Mtambo do not be motivated by crowds to blasphemy God. Every one will be judged alone, these supporters will not be there. Just continue with your assignments without blaspheming God. Know that God is Holy. If you were from heaven why using charms around your body? Heaven does work like that. Read the bible carefully. God is holy and will always be Holy. BE CAREFUL!!!!

charles
charles
8 months ago
Reply to  CULTURE

All I know is that God gave us the brain and he reasons with us according to his word. Why are leaders so Greedy and heartless. Preach to the leaders that message and pray for them. Maka Pitala makes life difficult pomwe ndi zosavuta.
Angosayinira basi zatha.

Nsikidzi
Nsikidzi
8 months ago
Reply to  charles

70 more likes for you Charlie

Nsikidzi
Nsikidzi
8 months ago
Reply to  CULTURE

And because God is Holy, that’s why taliwona dzanja lake. Agalu inu nonse okonda ma hand outs munya chaka chino.

HAPPY
HAPPY
8 months ago
Reply to  CULTURE

THE BIBLE SAYS “SPEAK FOR THOSE WHO CANNOT SPEAK FOR THEMSELVES,
AMEN HRDC KEEP IT UP GUYS WE ARE BEHIND YOU

POLITICAL RPROPER GANDA
POLITICAL RPROPER GANDA
8 months ago

Wunyinjiwonsewu ndimbuli zokhazokha nchibadwa.Kuchuluka konseku anakanika kumuteteza mpaka analowa ndithu kwa apolisi omwe mumawadelela aja kkkkkkkkkkkk Zichulukilenji zitsilu.Moti Mina unalikomweko kkkkkkk

SAUNDERS
SAUNDERS
8 months ago

But seems there is no victory without trials, so who has won here? The DPP police or Mtambo? Pathako pako!

charles
charles
8 months ago
Reply to  SAUNDERS

Ayankhe bongo wake uli ku phazi kkkkk osadandaula. Sakuona umbuli wake ndi mwana amabiba pa khomo la chimbudzi atafika kale.

Nsikidzi
Nsikidzi
8 months ago

Kanyere iwe.

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