Mwenifumbo gives HRDC thumbs up: Malawi pro-democracy hero Chihana honoured

Outspoken politician Frank Tumpale Mwenifumbo has given a thumbs up to Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) leaders for their continued fight against human rights abuses in the country.

HRDC leaders and Aford members at the burial site for Chakufwa Chihana 
HRDC leaders honour Chihana  for the role he played in bringing multiparty democracy.
Mwenefumbo lays a wreath at `Chihana tombstone

Mwenifumbo said this on Saturday in Mzuzu when HRDC held a special event to honour Alliance for Democracy (Aford) leader Chakufwa Chihana and those butchered in cold blood by police in the small city during the July 20, 2011 protests.

“You are bold and continue to fight for human rights despite threats to your lives and property,” said Mwenifumbo.

He says the threats on HRDC lives were aimed at silencing the rights activists but said it was encouraging that the activists have the fighting spirit which late Chihana had which led to the birth of the country’s democracy in 1993.

HRDC leaders and Aford members gathered at the burial site of Chihana to honour him for the role he played to bring about multiparty democracy in the country.

On 6 April 1992, Chakufwa Tom Chihana walked into the den of lions when he landed at Kamuzu International Airport (KIA) and openly did the unthinkable. He challenged the entrenched Kamuzu Banda’s 31-year-old autocratic rule under the Malawi Congress Party (MCP).

Effectively, he put into motion, with others, a movement that saw the feared MCP regime crumble; hence entered into the annals of history as one of the founding fathers of Malawi’s multipartyism.

Chihana died in June 2006.

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CULTURE
CULTURE
9 months ago

See how evil can unite. Mwenifumbo that is your true association. That is your true reflection. The devil Mtambo and you are just one. I do not see real people on the photo!!! Only crooks. Mwenifumbo what you are doing are kicks of a dying horse. Thank Bingu who pushed you where you couldn’t reach.

Tuvitwana
Tuvitwana
9 months ago

Osati APM kaya nthawi imeneyo ali kuti?? Pano angoti fwe fees za Ziiiiiii

Peter
Peter
9 months ago

Where is young chihana here.? It’s a ford event but there is Udf candidate?

Nabetha
Nabetha
9 months ago

Fighting the instinct of self preservation is the sure way of finding real freedom, we are all counting on you lot.Malawi needs you! Thank you.

warm heart
warm heart
9 months ago

GREAT SON OF MALAW CHAKUFWA CHIHANA. HE WAS A TRUE HERO OF MALAWI HE CAME OPENLY TO CHALLENGE THE ABUSE OF POWER THAT WAS. HE CAME WITH THE KEYS TO DEMOCRACY HE WAS A NGWAZI OF MALAWI HE WHO COMES THRU THE DOOR IS A TRUE SHEPHERED UNFORTUNATELY SOME HAVE CHOZEN TO COME THRU THE WINDOW YES SOME CROOKED MEN AND WOMEN HAVE CHOZEN TO COME THRU THE WINDOW CHIHANA A TRUE HERO AND SHEPERED HE CAME THRU THE DOOR WHILE OTHER CROOKED COWARDS WANT TO COME THRU THE WINDOW HE WHO ENTRES BY THE WINDOW IS A ROGUE MAY… Read more »

Ochewa Dala
Ochewa Dala
9 months ago

HRDC has turned into a grouping of idiots with political operatives as their business. No wonder the international community has lost trust and touch they used to do in the past.

Bengo
Bengo
9 months ago

HRDC pano is behaving like a political party

SAUNDERS
SAUNDERS
9 months ago

I was there when Chihana came, He was not used by any party but he fought the oppressor Government of Dr Banda. Chihana never destroyed anybody property, he was a peaceful man. He was embraced by all Malawians in 1992 and infact he was the only one who the South received thunderously at the high court before MULUZI and his gang divided the Nation. HRDC you take instructions from MCP, you have used Nyau to threaten Malawians, You killed and destroyed property, you undressed an off duty police officer, you attacked and destroyed a Pastors property simply because he is… Read more »

Mwe'ene
Mwe'ene
9 months ago
Reply to  SAUNDERS

@SAUNDERS: …and, oh! Yes. Those of us who were around during the dictator Ngwazi’s regime can testify to the Nazi style atrocities exacted by him and his MCP. It was as if he had a limitless ticket to do whatever he wanted to anybody, and any time. And now, the HDRC group, whether they like it or not, will be associated with MCP for a long time. To be sure. Furthermore, with the so-called new MCP having sponsored the recent looting and extreme violence in this country, I am very doubtful if the Party has really shed it’s modus operandi,… Read more »

Kuswa Kuswa
9 months ago

Where is Enoch? Missed it? And Yeremiya? HRDC idiots should not play with the spirit of Chakufwa. Let rest in peace.

Dr. Mvuma
Dr. Mvuma
9 months ago

Chakufwa Chihana should really be honoured and go into the annals of Malawi History. He intervened when Malawi was descending into an Autocratic and cruel government through MCP. I remember terrible and inhumane things that the Malawi government did. Such as i) when little Children in Primary schools in Blantyre were forced to be on the streets from 06:00 Hours to about 19:00 hours without food just to wait for Kamuzu Banda who was doing Crop Inspection in Mzimba, returning at a time unspecified time. ii) The Kampulusas and a Minister (Bwanali) ordered a Bus with Passengers travelling all the… Read more »

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