Mtambo’s house petrol-bombed: Malawi terror attack on activists

A group of unknown thugs have petrol-bombed the house of  house of Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) Chairperson Timothy Mtambo in Lilongwe.

Mtambo’s car petrol-bombed
Mtambo’s house petrol-bombed
Mtambo’s house petrol-bombed
Petrol-bomb used

HRDC has since suspected that the group  belong to the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) youth cadets.

Vice chairperson for HRDC, Gift Trapence, told Nyasa Times that incident  occurred during the wee hours of Thursday  August  15 2019 .

Sketchy details reveal that the intention of the thugs was to completely burn down the whole house of Mtambo but their mission did not work out.

However, Nyasa Times can confirm that one of Mtambo’s vehicles was set ablaze during the mission while another petrol bomb was thrown outside the main gate aiming at blocking Mtambo and his family from evacuating.

The vocal human rights activist and his family members are however reported to have escaped the attack unharmed.

Mtambo has been in the forefront organising demonstrations to force Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) chairperson Jane Ansah to resign for allegedly messing  up the May 21 2019 elections whose results are currently being disputed in court.

The HRDC chairperson has been a target for threats for his relentless action alongside other activists in fighting against human rights abuse and ensuring that the Malawi government is working in an accountable and transparent manner.

In August, 2018 thugs again petrol bombed HRDC offices in Lilongwe leaving a security guard severely injured.

Mtambo is also executive director of the Centre for Human Rights and Rehabilitation (CHRR) and vice chairperson of southern African Human Rights Defenders Network.

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Nkhuzi
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Nkhuzi

It started with MCP office in Blantyre, then Mia’s office and today it is Mtambo’s residence. The masses, you have seen demonstrating will follow up on those responsible. People know very well who is behind all this and you are doing it at a wrong time. The MPS and their Cadet partners, you are in for it. Check my words

Mwaulambia
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Mwaulambia

Yatsala ya Mbusa Levi Nyondo, mfiti tina yake yaku Livingstonia Synod uku. Nyondo beware!!!

13th Cheque
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13th Cheque

Please try again guys. That was a great deal

Hatton
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Hatton

Wakwata kwa mphezi saopa kung’anima. Mwamuchita bwino amve zomwe anzake amawaotchera zinthu zawo amamvera. Next is uncomplicated house at maula that has so far cost K800 million.
Maofesi onse ali ndi madzi akuba tithane nao.

Mbwiye
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Mbwiye

Guys let mtambo go to canada or uk. He and his colleagues have brought misery on malawians. The case is in court and yet he mobilises people to demonstrate and destro property. What sort of activism business is this? I do not those giving you money support the destruction. There is this which says that who live by sword wil die by the sword. This is what is going to happen to mbambo camp. They have no human heart. Its not that am condoning what has happened to him and his family. But he has to learn to be responsible,… Read more »

Agenda Setting Theory
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Agenda Setting Theory

Dausi groomed terrorist

Agenda Setting Theory
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Agenda Setting Theory

The are acts of terror and we should not be surprised if this trend continues in Malawi. it started before elections when opposition houses and cars especially those belonging to UTM have been torched.

Vivian
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AN OPEN LETTER TO ALL CADETS —-CAIN KILLED HIS BROTHER ABEL BUT HE DIDN’T ACHIEVE HIS DREAMS —–YOU GUYS I MEAN CADETS — YOU HAVE KILLED MANY PEOPLE INCLUDING ALBINOS —- YOU CAN KILL MANY AND YOU WILL KILL MANY PEOPLE —‘BUT YOU WILL NOT ACHIEVE ANYTHING AT ALL ,AT ALL —– THE WRITING IS CLEAR AND SOUND ON THE WALL —- WEIGHED AND FOUND WANTING !!!

Shonai
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Lero akomenta zachitikira iwo.Zinthu za anthu aonongetsa zija no simpathy no apology no comment.Munanvapo akudzudzulapo zolakwika za enao?Enao ndi Angelo kwa iwo.????????????

Vivian
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Atumbuka u president simuzaunyantha
Mpaka kale kale –Chimodzi modzi anzanu agulewa