Mtambo hiding as Police quiz HRDC over plot to make Malawi ungovernable State of lawlessness

Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) chairperson Timothy Mtambo on Sunday went to hiding escaping a police arrest  barely few hours after declaring on Facebook that he is not scared as members of his grouping were nabbed by the law enforcers in Lilongwe.

Marked for arrest: Deputy police IG Nyondo points at Mtambo in this file photo

Mtambo posted his comment on Facebook just after President Peter Mutharika warned him and his allies against abuse of law.

Police arrested HRDC members Gift Trapence and MacDonald Sembereka at a bar in Lilongwe.

The duo tipped Mtambo, who switched off his phones and is at large.

Police has a warrant of arrest for the three for inciting violence and for plotting illegal shut down of State Houses. State residences are high security areas.

Malawi Police Service deputy national spokesperson Thomeck Nyaude said he had not been furnished with details on the arrest.

HRDC spokesperson Luke Tembo has confirmed that Sembereka and Trapence were under arrest and that the law enforcement agency is still looking for Mtambo.

Mtambo, Trapence and Sembereka face three charges, according to police sources.

They have been working together with  Malawi Congress Party (MCP) president Lazarus Chakwera and  UTM Party president Saulos Chilima in violent demonstrations since May last year.

Last year, as  he was making his State of the Nation Address (Sona) in the National Assembly in Lilongwe on June 21, President Peter Mutharika  alleged that some politicians were trying to recruit mercenary militias from Al-Shabaab and the Congo war zone to create anarchy in the country.

On Sunday, Mutharika also commented on an audio leak in which Chilima is heard speaking to his UTM executive officials and wishing Mutharika’s death so that he takes over the presidency.

He regretted the statement by Chilima.

“Lets not wish each other bad things, I wish him well,” said Mutharika.

HRDC and Centre for Democracy and Economic Development Initiatives (Cdedi) were threatening to shut down State residences to force Mutharika to assent to Electoral Bills recently passed in Parliament.

Cdedi interim executive director Silvester Namiwa, a former State House official who resigned last year ahead of May 21 polls, said they were  concerned with the “snail’s pace”  in  handling of serious matters of national interest.

Procedurally, the President is supposed to assent to a Bill within 21 days from the date of its passage in Parliament. This means Mutharika is remaining with less than 14 days to assent to the Electoral Bills if MEC is to conduct fresh presidential elections based on the new law.

The Constitution Court ordered that fresh presidential election should be conducted within 150 days from February 3.

 

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Kuoniwa
Kuoniwa
1 year ago

Peter is not a dictator what kind of dictatorship are you talking about…..? Idiot nyasa people.You’re just hating him for nothing what you should know is that the one hate most is the one who God bless coz there is nothing wrong with him you just have a personal enemity stop hating him God will bless you and heal your nation.

Mlomwe weni weni
Mlomwe weni weni
1 year ago

Coward

Rhiz De'souza
Rhiz De'souza
1 year ago

i saw at the beggining that these idiots represetive of HDRC one day they will see what shaves guine fork, its good to fight for freedom but also we should to doit legally and civilized.

Kamuzu Mbewe
Kamuzu Mbewe
1 year ago

Hiding like a coward, maybe he has sneaked out and is back home in Burundi. Lesson number 1 – you dont meddle with the politics of your hosts

CULTURE
CULTURE
1 year ago

Kukana khala corona Virus ku Malawi a Mtambo ndi anzake akanangosekeledwa mchipinda cha Corona virus, tatopa nawo anthu amenewa mwina tipume.

TRUTH
TRUTH
1 year ago

Mtambo mpaka hiding? Switching cell phones? What has happened? I am very disappointed. Zopangisa manyazi Mtambo mpaka kubisala. I thought you are the most powerful person in Malawi. Utipangisa manyazi a Mtambo. Mtambo you are a freedom fighter so do not fear death. All freedom fighters ended in prison or death.

Rhiz De'souza
Rhiz De'souza
1 year ago
Reply to  TRUTH

tambo was not a freedom fight guys but idiot trouble m

Tikufuna tivoteso asaa
Tikufuna tivoteso asaa
1 year ago
Reply to  TRUTH

your words have been marked you cant say this nosense

mchisala
mchisala
1 year ago

HRDC has not contravened any law of the land. It is tinpot dictator Mutharika and his DPP who are contravening laws of the land 24/7!

CULTURE
CULTURE
1 year ago
Reply to  mchisala

So why is he hiding if he knows that he is acting within the laws of Malawi?

Mandado@147
1 year ago
Reply to  CULTURE

Cause he needs his lawyers first he will eventual hand himself in dont worry relax!

stigah
stigah
1 year ago

kkkkkkk DPP yayamba ku genda et… kkkkkkkGame sinathe tiyen nao

wa Nyau
wa Nyau
1 year ago

kkkk Mtambo naweso wabetsa shine tu,mpaka kuthawa zoona? aaaaa tangopitani mukazipeleke amwene kumangidwa ndye kumenyera ufuluko

charles
charles
1 year ago

Undani, Ali Kaka, Yayani, Jojo, Ndani and Kuswa kuswa .You guys, is your brain in the skull. I for one can not take your advice and cannot keep you close but distant myself from your mouths determination of your wicked hearts. You are worse than Peter Mutharika. You are very very wicked and self centred agents from hell. Repent and be happy. Abreast yourselves with the Malawi Constitution which is the Supreme Law and note that the Arms of Government are Executive, Legislature and Judiciary. The constitution interest is over and above these as its mandate is to satisfy the… Read more »

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