By Madando A Malawi
“We will not stop until he is fired as a Minister , we will finish Mtambo” I heard one of them say
We live in a world where one cant live without haters . Even those that live a life without purpose still have someone somewhere hating on them for no reason . We call that the nurture of life . Embarrassingly though common is, the hatred that comes just because someone is successful , either materially or just being better at whatever craft they do . Take that and throw in the fact that Malawians are well known for the ‘Pull down Syndrome’- that is being specialists at bringing down each other at a little sniff of someone being successful , we find ourselves discussing Timothy Mtambo today. Yes , Timothy Mtambo , the same young man whose brevity , fearlessness and patriotism towards Malawi and its people threw his life on the line to dethrone the most despotic regime to happen in Africa in recent years – that of Mutharika and his DPP cronies.
Madando will always mince no words . As I was talking with my old Aunt , who is retired and spending more time in the village , I found myself reasoning with her about our country , where we are coming from and the current state of political affairs. It wasn’t long before we started debating why a young promising politician in Timothy Mtambo is quickly becoming a figure of hate . My Aunt paused and then said some thing .” You Know my son “ as she fondly calls me “ Timothy Mtambo did so much damage to DPP”. She went on to say DPP was a system , a system of thievery of government resources and of nepotistic tendencies. Mtambo to them is someone who closed the taps for them . “ Think of how frustrated these people are – now reality is hitting them that they are out of government and that their pockets are becoming dry . They were living in denial but now they are on the verge of acceptance but before that they have to be angry and frustrated . Unfortunately , they are aiming their frustration arrows at Mtambo , the man who inflicted so much damage to them .
My aunt quickly moved into discussing the Tonse alliance . “Do you know why its appearing like Timothy is being hated a lot on Facebook ?” She asked . I said I wasn’t sure but could testify that there is an increase coordinated campaign to write bad things about Mtambo on social Media. My Aunt said , “Make no mistake and open your eyes , the alliance between MCP and UTM is a strange one , there is no love in it “ She went on to say Mtambo has become a target of attacks by UTM social media team ever since he made the decision that him and his CFT Movement would support the MCP candidate in Karonga central constituency by election . “ That by-election was crucial as firstly Frank Mwenifumbo was the favourite and he had decided to stand for UTM , Secondly , it was pivotal as a win for UTM would have given the party momentum for growth “. Mtambo involvement in the campaign tipped the favours to MCP’s Mwalwanda and since that day ,UTM social media team have jumped at every opportunity to tarnish Mtambo’s image
Ever since Mtambo was appointed a Minister, those keen to tarnish his image have relentlessly launched so many propagandas in order to finish him politically . They went on the internet and download trucks/tankers and started posting them on social media claiming they belong to Mtambo They claimed he had bought tankers using government money – this was proved to be a lie. They said he has bought himself big farms – this was proved to be a lie. And just recently , Mtambo’s driver was kidnapped and his ministerial car hijacked and damaged . Once again the hating mob are out claiming the minister is lying. Malawians , we are a sad nation if we don’t realise how much of an asset we have in Mtambo . Lets promote and protect those that fought for us and that will always fight for the good of the nation.