Rights activist Mtambo survives another assassination attempt

A leading human rights activist in Malawi, Timothy Mtambo, has escaped unharmed after an apparent assassination attack when suspected regime thugs ambushed his vehicle  near his home and rammed it.

The scene at activist Timothy Mtambo’s car smash
Mtambo: Cowardly and malicious attack on him is a clear act of intimidation, designed to deter him from carrying out his human rights work

Mtambo, who is  chairperson for the Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC), said he escaped assassination attempts on his life from suspected regime thugs and claims to have survived by God’s grace.

He said the assailants were trailing him on Thursday night and attempted to attack him.

HRDC leader, who has been at the centre of anti-Jane Ansah demonstrations and his colleagues,  had just been attacked  after announcing that they will resume holding demonstrations meant to force Malawi Electoral Commission (Mec) Chairperson, Jane Ansah, to resign from her position.

Mtambo and  his deputy Gift Trapence have for the past three weeks been in the Gambia for official duties at the African Commission for People’s and Human Rights.

In October, Mtambo also survived  a gun attack from regime thugs  who were trailing him with six bullets hitting his car, but remained unhurt.

In August, the home of Mtambo was petrol bombed in a targeted move to stop mass demonstrations against Ansah.

Mtambo said there is an appetite for the regime  to “ attack on my life.”

The rights activist  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 May election, which saw the incumbent Peter Mutharika returned to office. The results are being contested in the constitutional court.

Mtambo said Malawi was mired in inequality, nepotism, poverty and injustice, which is why people were ready to take part in the demonstrations.

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winstonmsowoya
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winstonmsowoya

BROTHER MTAMBO,WE IN DISPORA,PRAY FOR YOUR LOVE TO THE SUFFERING PEOPLE OF OUR BELOVED MALAWI AND OF COURSE,WE ARE FOLLOWING ALL THE HAPPENINGS YOU ENDURE EACH DAY OF YOUR LIFE. AND NOT ONLY YOU,BUT ALSO THE WHOLE POPULATION OF OUR PEOPLE.WE MUST NOW,TRY TO IGNORE UNKNOWN PEOPLE WHO RUSH INTO OUR COUNTRY TO BRUTARILLY STEAL OUR RESOURCES THAT OUR CHILDREN ARE MISSING.THE INSTANCES IN OUR COUNTRY ARE OBVIOUS FISTLY,WE COULD HAVE IGNORED HASTINGS BANDA WHO HAD OPPRESSED OUR PEOPLE BEYOND OUR IMMAGINATION. BANDA MADE US LITERALLY HALF-HUMAN BEINGS HE HAD NO RESPECT AT ALL FOR US.THIS FOOL COULD NOT SPEAK… Read more »

Mcford
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Eyebrow arising!!!!self-engineered

apwiya
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apwiya

A Mtambo bodza ilo. Nobody can trust you any longer. You are trying to buy sympathy by damaging your own car at the pretext that people were trailing u bastard. Stop that cheap propaganda

Elengos
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Elengos

under the dynamic leadership of professor peter mutharika

Mmalawi Wosata
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Mmalawi Wosata

Hahahah, court case ndi yomwe ili centre of attention bwana. Simu gotta ma headlines any time soon 😂

Nemusi
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Nemusi

Bambo mtambo we don’t need your stupidity mu Malawi muno. Ku khoti zawonekera kale kuti ma vote ana beredwa. Pano a Malawi tikudikira chigamulo not demos.

Beyond100days
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Beyond100days

I had said a lot that when this guy catches malaria will say it was assassination attempt on him. He is useless. Why cant he have bodyguards.

tung'ande
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tung'ande

Last time the dude had 6 bullets miss him and he claimed it was regime thugs and surprisingly no one witnessed the sound of the bullets but only him. and his house was petrol bomb and in that panic he had time to count the number of the bombers and they only burnt part of his car. and this time he says he was hit and such an impact as his car shows would have rendered both cars recked but the other car managed to escape and this time he was not able to even take the number plate. Another… Read more »

Ochewa Dala
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Ochewa Dala

Mtambo is a time waster,,, trying to attract attention mxiiii

Noxy
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Where is the other car that was involved in the accident.You reporter you mean they used the other car to ram this car where exactly? Very incomplete story just to taint other peoples image.And again the car was rammed and the driver escaped,I can’t buy this story ?? Is he a magician