Rights activist Mtambo living dangerously in Malawi, survives another petrol bomb

A leading human rights activist in Malawi, Timothy Mtambo, who was h petrol bombed at his house  and survived what is believed to be an at attack on his life, is living dangerously as he continue to be targeted by regime thugs as on Friday survived another attempt on his life in Lilongwe.

Mtambo: Bomb scare

Mtambo, the chairman of Malawi’s Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC), and the executive director of the Centre for Human Rights and Rehabilitation (CHRC), was leading a team of HRDC delegation to a meeting  with Attorney General on the mass demonstrations  when unknown person attempted to petrol bomb a vehicle belonging HRDC outside Crossroads Hotel while the dialogue meeting was to commence.

Personal bodyguards of HRDC members and guards at the hotel chased the man who was seen with what looked like a grenade going towards the vehicle.

Police said they would hunt for the suspected bomber.

Mtambo has been at the forefront of protests following elections in May, which the opposition says were rigged.

HRDC has been organising mass protests to force the resignation of the head of the country’s electoral body over the alleged mismanagement of the general election, which saw the incumbent Peter Mutharika returned to office. The results are being contested in the constitutional court.

He believes the attacks are “deliberately orchestrated” by the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP)  to instil fear in the activists.

The HRDC is calling for the resignation of the chair of Malawi’s electoral commission, Jane Ansah.

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NERAIN
NERAIN
1 year ago

Mtambo whatever you call yourself, you and your team are destroying morale of this country. I think education did not help you thus why you are fighting the wars that you don’t know the objective. Stop being a begger and foolish at the same time. Malawi is known for peace over a long period of time.

Mark
Mark
1 year ago

Mtambo is looking for everything that can make Malawians angry for the government. why choosing only the car of him? he wants to show that he is under persecution in his own country in order to seek asylum abroad. all what he says are lies

Stanley Banda
Stanley Banda
1 year ago

Through Him, all good things come.

Chamunorwa
Chamunorwa
1 year ago

Who would be so crazy as to chase a man holding a grenade . Or Petrol Bomb for that matter.. please tell us something.

Chamunorwa
Chamunorwa
1 year ago

Its a shame even you guys to report this absurd story. Petrol Bomb and then what looks like a grenade. Grenade 😂😂😂😂😂. Which is which ..shame on this guy Mtambo. At first i thought he was really under threat but i realise he is under threat from his own shadow. He is an asylum seeker. Just go quietly.

THEY PLANTED IT MAYNE!!! IT WAS FOR HRDC
THEY PLANTED IT MAYNE!!! IT WAS FOR HRDC
1 year ago

ITS A SHAME HOW THE MEDIA IS WORKING TIRELESSLY WITH HRDC TO PUT THIS COUNTRY TO SHAME!!!!

Tizanka
Tizanka
1 year ago

I hope someone puts a bullet to his head for sure. He keeps staging these bombings to put this country at war. This warload needs to be sorted once and for all

NERAIN
NERAIN
1 year ago

The issue here is not causing harm but making Mtambo come back to his senses that he is boarding a wrong boat which is not worth his education and future. Even in every family if a child is taking a misleading route he is advised to abandon it by threats. But that child insists purposelessly he is left to fulfill whatever mission he after alone. So no any sane Malawian is after his life but these are empty threats to make him come to his senses and stop all this madness

God is Good All The Time!!!
God is Good All The Time!!!
1 year ago

EVEN HIS PHOTO IS NOT CLEAR ALSO!!!! VERY SUSPICIOUS MAN!!!

Jochi
Jochi
1 year ago

Mufela za eni a mtambo kumeneko ndiye kudya kwa chipani cha DPP mufa anainu mudzingopemphera sizinati akumva kuwawananu ndipo sakukugonelani tulo mpaka mutazima nonse a hrdc

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