Malawi: Rights Activist Mtambo's House Petrol-Bombed

Human Rights Defenders Coalition Chairperson Timothy Mtambo’s car.

A group of unknown thugs have petrol-bombed the house of house of Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) Chairperson Timothy Mtambo in Lilongwe.

HRDC has since suspected of which the group belong to the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) youth cadets.

Vice chairperson for HRDC, Gift Trapence, told Nyasa Times of which incident occurred during the wee hours of Thursday August 15 2019 .

Sketchy details reveal of which the intention of the thugs was to completely burn down the whole house of Mtambo however their mission did not work out.

However, Nyasa Times can confirm of which one of Mtambo’s vehicles was set ablaze during the mission while another petrol bomb was thrown outside the main gate aiming at blocking Mtambo as well as his family via evacuating.

The vocal human rights activist as well as his family members are however reported to have escaped the attack unharmed.

Mtambo has been inside forefront organising demonstrations to force Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) chairperson Jane Ansah to resign for allegedly messing up the May 21 2019 elections whose results are currently being disputed in court.

The HRDC chairperson has been a target for threats for his relentless action alongside different activists in fighting against human rights abuse as well as ensuring of which the Malawi government is usually working in an accountable as well as transparent manner.

In August, 2018 thugs again petrol bombed HRDC offices in Lilongwe leaving a security guard severely injured.

Mtambo is usually also executive director of the Centre for Human Rights as well as Rehabilitation (CHRR) as well as vice chairperson of southern African Human Rights Defenders Network.

Malawi: Rights Activist Mtambo's House Petrol-Bombed

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