Mtambo still in hiding as police justifies arrests of HRDC members

Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) chairperson Timothy Mtambo is still in hiding following a warrant of arrest issued for him and the police say they were still looking for him.

Mtambo: At large

The police say Mtambo and the two other arrested HRDC officials Gift Trapence and MacDonald Sembereka are facing charges of inciting people to hold demonstrations at state residences.

National police headquarters spokesperson James Kadadzera said their case stems from their statements they made last week to shut down state residences.

“They are aware that section 103 of the police Act prohibits  any demonstration or assemblies within a hundred metres from state residences unless the same has been permitted by the state president,” Kadadzera says.

He said this provision of the law had been brought before Mtambo and the other officials before when they attempted to demonstrate at state residences.

He said section 124 of the penal code prohibits any person to incite or solicit another person to break the law.

“By inciting people to seal the state residences on 25 March, 2020, the three committed an offence under section 124 of the penal code,” said Kadadzera.

Trapence and Sembereka were arrested on Sunday just hours after President Peter Mutharika vowed at a rally to deal with the HRDC over its decision to shut the state residences.

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Raza lush
1 year ago

Wabwelako chifukwa cha usi tinakupiza ku mphanga pompha mbewa

Mina
Mina
1 year ago

You are scared of him and lying that he’s hiding. Do you know where he stays or work? Malawi is too small for someone like mtambo to hide unless you say is out of the country Malawi yes will agree with you that maybe he’s hiding. Just do as what you master Peter advised you police to do at njamba DPP/ UDF alliance Lally so that he should not fire Jane Ansah and the rotten electrol commissioners including signing up for the reform bills for presidential election to come 50+1 .

Mina
Mina
1 year ago

This is a total lie from DPP/police Timothy mtambo is not a criminal and have never committed any criminality cases to run away he’s just preaching the rights of citizens of Malawi to which the DPP/police are against of. I never heard mtambo telling people to go breaking into other people’s property those doing that he always asks for the police to deal with the criminality according to their job. He always tells the people to march peaceful and give their petitions like what the constitution rights of the people to march peaceful says. So you DPP/ police hate the… Read more »

Mina
Mina
1 year ago

Ad police ndi ana kwa mtambo akunama kuti akubisala mtambo alibe mlandu othawa kuti abisale mukunama tu inu a DPP/police

wa Nyau
wa Nyau
1 year ago

amene amuone MTUMBO komwe aliko amuphe ndi mwala,mob justice basi

Kuswa Kuswa
1 year ago

Mumpeze basi m’chifwamba ameneyu some nyekhwe. He should stop saying the Porice are rooking for me. Alhale mkati mwa nyekhwe.

Yobe Saikonde
Yobe Saikonde
1 year ago

Akuba a DPP ayamba kunjenjemera kkkkkkkkkkk mulira

Backbencher
Backbencher
1 year ago

Why kubisala, m’mesa amati samawopa? Kutseka state house is the same as kulanda boma. Thus a coup which is a crime

Ndadabwa
Ndadabwa
1 year ago

I saw Ntambo at my neighbour’s house this morning.
I hate him for what he does but my neighbour is a best friend of me. What should I do?

Luwe
Luwe
1 year ago

Khoza LA usatanist we command the angels from heaven to burn it to ashes and destroy all the evil powers without any remedy.

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