By Malawi Freedom Network
Heroic Attention For HRDC Leader Timothy Mtambo
The aftermath of the May 21 Elections has created no less than a hero in the name of Human Rights Activist, Timothy Mtambo as his presence everywhere he goes attracts fans of admirers and followers with hearts burning for change.
A live example of a celebrity at the height of his career was when Mtambo who is also Chairperson of Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) appeared in public places in the city of Lilongwe with vendors and ordinary citizens swarming like bees to have a glimpse of the brave youthful activist and hear him speak.
Upon entering Tsoka market to buy some food commodities as a common citizen, little did he realise that, his presence could celebrated through commotion as he found himself surrounded by people who chanted praises for his courage and display of genuine patriotism in demanding the resignation of MEC Chairperson, Jane Ansah by organising massive demonstrations the country has never experienced any before.
Talking slowly but clearly Mtambo said while gesturing: “Osaopa, chiri chonse chiri m’malo” meaning “do not fear, everything is under control.”
He gave a message of assistance that, their rights would be protected and that the truth and justice would eventually triumph.
The activist who is apparently among the targeted people and blacklisted by the powers that be for standing and siding with the people in pursuit for the truth has, together with his HRDC colleagues, been in the forefront organising nationwide street demonstrations and vigils to force the MEC Chairperson resign following the accusation of mismanagement of the last national elections.
Sadly and surprisingly, some unknown people who the HRDC suspect to be sent by the governing DPP had recently attacked Mtambo’s house in Lilongwe where they petrol bombed his car.
The attackers also went a mile to travel to his home village in the northern part of Malawi where they similarly petrol bombed a house of his relatives.
It is also on the record that Mtambo grew suspicious of the death of his late uncle who is said to have been knocked down by a police vehicle while he was walking on the side of the road.
In all situations, the DPP through its spokesperson, Nicholas Dausi has always denied involvement in the criminal acts.