Police vehicle hits, kills Mtambo’s uncle: Raise suspicions

A Malawi police vehicle in Chitipa has hit and killed instantly an uncle to outspoken human rights activist Timothy Mtambo, bringing fears of the safety of the activists and their families.

Mtambo: The accident is suspicious

The death comes at a time when Mtambo and his Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) have heightened anti-Jane Ansah protests, drawing criticism and opposition from the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) operatives.

Police spokesperson in Chitipa Gladwell Simwaka has confirmed a police vehicle has crashed to death Binwell Mtambo.

The fatal accident, he said, took place on Thursday evening.

“The vehicle was coming from Lufita when it accidently hit Mr. Mtambo,” said Simwaka.

But HRDC chairperson in the district Sydney Simwaka said the accident is suspicious.

Simwaka said the vehicle had  no head lights.

“We went to police after the incident, but it seems the vehicle in question does not have lights and this may have led to the accident,” he said.

Under the leadership of Mtambo, the HRDC has been organising protests aimed at forcing the resignation of Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) chairperson Jane Ansah.

They accuse Ansah of overseeing a fraudulent electoral process.

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Ku dambwe
1 year ago

Never start a fight with the majority if you have few obvious hands.

Charie
Charie
1 year ago

Watsala iweyo mtambo munthu woyipa mtima tiye nazo mulungu akuwona Minyama yoseyi ndiweyo mtambo anthu akukudandaula watsala iweyo.RIP

Mateyu salijeni
1 year ago
Reply to  Charie

WICKED /EVIL MINDED PEOPLE WILL ALWAYS BE AGAINST THOSE FIGHTING A GOOD FIGHT FOR THE POOR

KHARUPA
KHARUPA
1 year ago

Malawi, let’s learn to stop making mountains out of molehills

Annsa
Annsa
1 year ago

Muthu ungamapange zioneselo kumaphwanya katundu wa anthu AZIBALE AKO NDI KATUNDU WAKO OSAMUTETEZA kumeneko ndiye kumbwambwana. Mtambo ndiombwambwana. People know where he lives. Ku Malawi si UK. His Tumbuka lawyers can only do so much. SANATI MTAMBO THEBA IKUBWERA. SOCIAL JUSTICE ZOPUSA. Ku Africa kungakhale social justice? Njala yonseyi nkumati social justice za ziiii, AND HE IS NOT MALAWIAN

Kambewa chisale
1 year ago
Reply to  Annsa

Foseki Malawi belongs to all of us its not for Alomwe or A khokhola after all most of your grandparents of lomwes were Acapricon when Kamuzu came to the then Nyasaland to fight the stupit Federation

Mitengo
Mitengo
1 year ago

Osaopa!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Innoxy Charles
Innoxy Charles
1 year ago

ANZATHU A CHIKHIRISITU MUMATI ASILAMU NDIOKONDA NKHONDO, NDIYE FUNSO LANGA NALI KWA INU: KUPATULA KUPHEDWA KWA MAALOBINO NDI KATANGALE, KODI BOMA LITAPITILIZA KUPHA NGATI IZI TIKUZIONAZI, NDIKUPEZEKA KAGULU KOLIMBANA NDI AKULUAKULU ABOMA POBWEZA NKHANZA ZIMENEZI KUNGAKHALE KULAKWA?????.

CHIFUKWA KUTI MUONE M’MAIKO MOMWE ASILAMU AMATHA KUYAMBITSA NKHONDO AJA NTHAWI ZAMBIRI ZINTHU ZAKE ZIMAKHALA CHONCHI.TALUZA ANZATHU ACHI-ALOBINO POSACHEDWAPA, APOLISI AKALAKWA SAKUMANGIDWA,AKULUAKULU ABOMA NAWO SAKUMANGIDWA, ANTHU 21 ANAPHEDWA OSALAKWA MU 2011 NDI DPP YOMWEYI KOMA NO MULANDU NDIYENO PAMENEPA TIZITI TILI MUULAMULIRO WANJI???..

Innoxy Charles
Innoxy Charles
1 year ago

This murder absolutely signifies Civil War on Tuesday.We are going to avenge this murder because we surely know that this was not an accident but the way of forcing HRDC to stop organising Demonstrations.One or two Police men must die on Tuesday, ‘mark my words’.

THE APOSTLE
1 year ago

MALAWIANS ..THIS CAN ONLY BE THE HAND OF SOMEONE IN DPP. THEY HAVE BLOOD IN THEIR HANDS THEY ARE TALKING PEACE AND DIALOGUE YET THEY ARE PLAYING THE SYSTEM BEHIND. GOD WILL FIGHT OUR BATTLES SOONER OR LATER KILLING INNOCENT SOULS JUST BECAUSE THEY WANT TO BE IN POWER WHAT AN EVIL. IT WILL BACK FIRE IN THEIR FACE THEY WANT TO CREATE FEAR IN ALL PEOPLE .IT WILL NOT WORK FOR THEM. THE BATTLE LINE IS DRAWN …GOD HAS TAKEN OVER THIS WAR. HE WILL FIGHT FOR US MALAWIANS. DPP HAS BLOOD IN THEIR HANDS DAUSI, MCHACHA, AND DPP… Read more »

Innoxy Charles
Innoxy Charles
1 year ago
Reply to  THE APOSTLE

Our turn to battle against POLICE.

Kapado Chimulirenji
1 year ago

What the story is missing is that the police vehicle is alleged to have no headlights at the time of the accident. Why were there no lights on police vehicle when it is the same police that ensures that motorists are driving roadworthy vehicles. Theirs too was not road worthy and this is a court case. In my view this was pre-planned. Jose continues to kill people, a desperate attempt to scare Mtambo and all demo organisers. Just a minute, you will pay price soon.

kishobeh
1 year ago

kkkkkkkkk yesterday you was happy for the dearth of Lomwes Chief today you said what? shame.

Innoxy Charles
Innoxy Charles
1 year ago
Reply to  kishobeh

Dikilani mumve zalachiwiri likudzali ndiye mudzasekelere bwino.Tionana lachiwiri.

Zawadi
Zawadi
1 year ago
Reply to  kishobeh

Kishobe iwe nde mbuzitu chief ta alhomwe ya mwalira ndi cancer.komaso he was too much into politics not wealthy to be chief. And chief ya alhomwe inakwera mothandizidwa ndi kondwani nankhumwa from group village headman to paramount within 2-3years not good. Now this man has been hit by police car pre planned and cruel death. Wealth compassion of millions. Because mzotumidwa. DPP sifika pa tali lets wait and see mudzanya mumamana the day is coming kukusiyani choncho alhomwe minority tribe mudza zolowera wait . But its so sad police has done that. MTAMBO DONT GO KUMALIRO KO CHONDE OSAPITAKO AKONZA… Read more »

Kambewa chisale
1 year ago
Reply to  kishobeh

Tizabwezera tsiku Lina A kapokola we know where you live and also kumene mu ma mwela Chibuku

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