Sembereka arrested after Mutharika’s warning of HRDC crackdown

Malawi police has arrested Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) member Reverend Macdonald Sembereka in Lilongwe barely hours after President Peter Mutharika warned at a political rally in Blantyre that he will deal with the grouping which has announced to stage protests at State House.

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Sembereka is HRDC Central Region chairperson.

He confirmed in a Facebook post that  he has been picked by the police because there is a warrant of arrest for HRDC.

At the rally in Blantyre  President Mutharika challenged HRDC members not to dare come close to the State House on May 25, 2020.

He said the police will deal with them if they dare.

Mutharika said HRDC chairperson Timothy Mtambo and other members Gift Trapence, Sembereka and Billy Mayaya are not bigger than government.

“Be warned, your time is up, the party is over, get up and smell the coffee,” Mutharika charged.

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Gele
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Gele

Lock Mtambo up. Lock Trapence up. Lcok Tembo up. Lock Sembereka up. We are tired of these fools destroying our businesses. Lock ALL of them up.

#NotMyPresident
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#NotMyPresident

Peter Mutharika, your days are numbered too. The party of thugocracy is over. Get up and smell coffee too.

Sanu
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Sanu

Tell your thugs, HRDC, we are fed up of them destabilising our country with violence. Ationongera ma business.

jochi
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jochi

we need a new gvt we are tired of this nonses,kuba misokho etc,lets get up and open our eyes malawi.

Zac
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Zac

MCP ruled this country for 30 years and stole all our money.

lere
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He is looking for Presidential funeral like his brother. Kukamila dziko ngati ndi nyumba ya amai ako? Ku ndata kukuitana soon .

che nnungu
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Tiwonana mbuzi Mutharika. Sunati. Ufanso ngati mkulu wako

Vitumbiko Sato
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I will be the happiest person if the Police could proceed with arresting the five Simbi United Judges too because these are the ones that will cause civil war in Malawi. Please authorities, take these motherfuckers in also

GoOnEr
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GoOnEr

epiyemu ndi president opusa mumbiri yamapresident omwe takhala nawo kuMalawi very dumb

Backbencher
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Backbencher

Closing the state house??? Thus tantamount to a coup, this surely is the last straw on Camels back.

The arrest are surely justified, in military we call it preemptive strike, to prevent a catastrophe. But if the HRDC went ahead we the move then surely the losers will be ordinary people.

Its true that HRDC are getting their support from both MCP/UTM supporters as such I can foresee a political crisis looming.

The Patriot
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The Patriot

Honestly we Malawians are justifying every folly by Mtambo and team just to get rid of Munthalika. Which is not supposed to be. We have to look at the consequences of each actions and the intrinsic meaning of every act by these guys. What they are doing is beyond the mandate bestowed on Civil Society. This amounts to total anarchy. And it can only happen in Malawi where the President values democratic principles. Otherwise this is useless and carelessness on the part of demonstrators and the opposition.

Banda
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Banda

Totally agree. People have been clapping hands for these thugs just because of their hatred of APM. Their methods are not justified. We need to condemn their barbarism. I would ask government to arrest all HRDC and if Chakwera wants to join them, let him be arrested too.

Wachiyao
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Wachiyao

Abwana Mutharika, whether you like it or not, the HRDC guys are more popular in Malawi than you. They are “the people’s people”. Arresting them is one of the moves that will only serve to hasten your downfall.

YIYI
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YIYI

REALLY? Mtambo? Trapence? These people are EVIL. Some of us do not want to see them AT ALL. HRDC is evil.

Okode
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Okode

Finally an ass making decisions instead of the head.

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