Mtambo speaks out on MPs walk out over HRDC presence in Chamber

A fierce human rights activist and critic of President Peter Mutharika and his administration has launched a blistering assault on members of parliament for walking out on Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) officials in the House on Tuesday.

Mtambo: We were in the House as citizens to follow the parliamentary proceedings

Deputy leader of the House Martha Lunji on Tuesday told Speaker of parliament Catherine Gotani Hara to suspend proceedings in the House after HRDC chairperson Timothy Mtambo and vice chairperson Gift Trapence were spotted in the public gallery.

Lunji said the security of the members of parliament could not be guaranteed following the presence of Mtambo and Trapence in the House.

Mtambo and Trapence usually lead anti-government protests.

But in an interview on Wednesday, Mtambo said the government decision to lead the walk out on Tuesday is a clear indication that the House does not know the role of citizens in parliament.

“We were in the House as citizens to follow the parliamentary proceedings. This is why we were seated in the public gallery after security checks and clearance from the state security agents,” he said.

He said it was disgusting that they were labelled dangerous when they wanted to follow proceedings in the House yet they are not dangerous when the members of parliament are begging for votes go get into the House.

Mtambo however warned that HRDC will organise protesters in parliament on Friday to hold a vigil should parliament fail to pass all the Constitutional Court ordered electoral reforms bills.

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namatetule
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Guy is ugly

Medson
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Medson

Amtambo please osawopseza MA mps Ali ndi ufulu kusankha chomwe akufuna. Tinawasankha kuti atiyankhulire zofuna zanthu.
Inu amtambo sitinakusakheni.
So please don’t dictate our most.

Medson
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Medson

Wakumana nazo mtambo
azako apanga peaceful match mu parliament. Kkkkkkk ISS mtambo..

SMM II
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SMM II

I hear people supporting what government MPs did in the parliament. It shows that citizens of this country are still in darkness about their rights. There is actually nothing wrong with what Mtambo and Trapence did. They are not terrorists, they are voting citizens and taxpayers. They are fully backed by the constitution to go to the parliament and seat in the public gallery quietly and follow the house proceeding. The problem is that the DPP government has never respected the rights of the citizens.

Flamingo
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Flamingo

Which government are you comparing with

MTUMBUKA WENIWENI
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MTUMBUKA WENIWENI

sons of bitch ntambo and trapence you dont know what you are doing

wa Nyau
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wa Nyau

kkk koma ma MP ndi a molalo eti kumuimba mtambo akuti zifwamba,zifwamba kkkkkk wakumana nazo

Opportunist
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Opportunist

Bravo Mtambo and Gift.Umativesa kukoma.Makana Basi.

Alungwana
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Alungwana

As a citizen, I can go to parliament at any time and listen to the August house discussing issues.
Panopa we are able to know our boundaries.
Osatinamiza

Backbencher
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Backbencher

Every dog has his day, Ng’oma yolilitsa siichedwa ku ng’ambika, kunena kwa ndithe ndithe nanthambwe anazitengela, nkoze koze anasupula mtembo wa eni.

Mtambo watch out!!!

Chipapwiche Kajhalwiche
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I am convinced beyond doubt kuti Timothy Ntumbo ndi munthu wopusa kwabasi. Who does not know that you were there as ex-reverend nyolonyo’s paid up mercenary? Shut up your smelly stupid beak idiot.

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