Mtambo says authorities hide behind ‘commission of inquiries’ to conceal justice

Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) chairperson Timothy Mtambo has said that authorities in the country hide through instituted commission of inquiries to conceal justice and blindfold Malawians.

Mtambo (r) being interviewed by Pamkuku

Mtambo said this during an exclusive interview monitored by Nyasa Times on Rainbow Television when he was being interviewed on issues of national importance.

The programs host Jonah Pankuku quizzed Mtambo on why they are pushing for the arrest of police officers who are being suspected of raping women and girls in Nsundwe area of Lilongwe while the Commission of Inquiry is still investigating the matter.

Mtambo responded by saying commission of inquiries in the country do not work as they are aimed at shielding the evils of each other.

“We have had commission of inquiries like that of the murder of Robert Chasowa and Issa Njaunju but up to now nothing has worked, so it simply means they are aimed at protecting each other,” said Mtambo.

Adding that “On the Nsundwe scenario if I were President Peter Mutharika or Duncan Mwapasa [acting Malawi Police inspector General] I could have called for the names of the police officers on duty in Msundwe on the day the 17 were raped, and suspend them straight away.”

In the 30 minutes program, HRDC leader said they are not against Mutharika but his administration which according to him is associated with the evils of corruption, nepotism, selective justice and others.

When asked if he has ever communicated with Mutharika personally, Mtambo said he was searching for his mobile number but to no avail.

“I once sought Mutharika’s number when the attacks got worse on us; I wanted to tell him that he has a job to protect us all. He is my President, not God. We should stop painting these leaders as gods, we should just respect them and we should tell them in the face when they mess up,” said Mtambo.

The vocal rights activist then revealed that they will continue with street protests to promote good governance.

Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :

Sharing is caring!

Follow us in Twitter
11 Comments
newest
oldest most voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
hewe
1 year ago

Mtambo is stupid he has caused a lot of damage to property in our country. let him go to hell

braveheart
1 year ago

..and you are hiding behind? the truth is you are a corrupt greedy political mercenary hiding behind human rights.Shut up! Go hung! hooligan!

Dr. Mvuma
Dr. Mvuma
1 year ago

I 150% in agreement with Mr. Mtambo. But why are Malawians allowing this situation to arise? Commissions of inquiry never bear the intended results. Shame on us Malawians.

Mtete
Mtete
1 year ago

True. Just like the police hide behind INVESTIGATIONS to conceal incompetency.

Katoto boy
1 year ago

Galu iwe. Shame on you. You behave like a heathen I know you belong to Seventh day Adventist Church but you don’t practice as what the Bible teaches. Iam a non worshiper but Iam better than you. Mbuzi iwe don’t cheat people that you go to Church

Graham Zali
Graham Zali
1 year ago
Reply to  Katoto boy

Kuyankhula uku sikwaumumtnhu….mwina fate ikupezeni in this life where by your mother, wife or your daughter get raped and the doers walk free…its when you will remember the likes of Ntambo

Mtete
Mtete
1 year ago
Reply to  Katoto boy

Zotukwanazi ndiye ayi. Contribute logically

ANZENGO
ANZENGO
1 year ago

I concur with microscopic view of Mtambo. Commissions of inquiries so far have failed. Our police go straight to arrest suspects n investigations follow when it is about ordinary citizens but if the wrong happens to be committed by big people with names n repute the phrase “establish commission of inquiry” comes in to conceal the truth n suppress justice. In this Msundwe incident, law enforcers were deployed n whilst on line of duty they committed the abominable act, a practical endeavour would have been the deployment authority swiftly acting on them followed by the next and not necessarily giving… Read more »

🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
1 year ago

Masoambeta komenti yako ndiyomveka inenso ndaikonda kungoti pa Malawi mantha ophatikizana ndi umbuli zinatipweteka kwambiri chinyengo chili ngati njira ya dziko lathu la Malawi ndiye aliyense wokamba chilungamo ndi mdani zoopya pa Malawi 🇲🇼 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥tiona mmene zithere

warm heart
warm heart
1 year ago

ITS TRUE COMMISION OF ENQUIRIES IN MALAWI ARE SIMPLY A BLUFF TO DEMOCRACRY AND AN INSULT TO THE AGRIEVED COMMUNITY.
LETS HAVE LEADERS WHI CAN WALK THER TALK.

masoambeta
masoambeta
1 year ago

I agree with Mtambo. Commissions of Enquiry never work in Malawi. I recall when Matafale died. There was an enquiry in which UDF government commissioned, with Lucius Banda as part of it. He is another useless man I have no time for. To cut to the chase, Malawi is full of people programmed to thrive and enjoy poverty. Anyone with a progressive mind is damned down. Mtambo is changing the mind of an average Malawian. He is teaching the society to wake up and ask for more from our underperforming politicians. I don’t care of you thumbs down my comment… Read more »

Read previous post:
Prophet Bushiri’s  ‘Crossover Night’ New Year’s Eve service attracts throngs of worshippers

South Africa-based Malawian Prophet Shepherd  Bushiri’s New Year Crossover Service on Tuesday , December 31 2019 at the gigantic FNB...

Close