By Leonard Kavwenje,
In his recent fiery commentary on the nearly perfect adherance and conformity of president Chakwera’s government to the rule of law, Malawi’s renowned political activist, Ben Longwe, has precipitated showers of acknowledgement to former Human Rights Defenders’ Coalition (HRDC) founding chairperson, Timothy Pagonachi Simbega Mtambo.
In the burning social media recording Longwe, who is based in the Republic of South Africa, glorifies the might and wisdom of Mtambo that he demonstrated as he powerfully strategised the 2019-2020 revolutionary struggle for political sanity in the country.
Longwe also appreciates risks that Mtambo and his backyard team went through ranging from petrol bombings, gunshots, poisonings and physical assaults due to Democratic Progressive Party rule resistance.
Longwe, with total maturity, admits that Mtambo remains Malawi’s father of modern human rights defense and master planner of descent and peaceful demonstrations in as far as fighting for observance of human rights and good governance functioning are concerned. He emphasizes that Malawians need not to panic Mtambo to demonstrate against the Tonse Alliance in favour of Democratic Progressive Party, an opposition party that once treated him as a foreigner.
Timothy Mtambo, 39, infrastructured himself as a global human rights defending icon and heavyweight having defended political, economic and social rights of Malawians at gunpoints and deathtraps, with the post-2019 General Elections demand for political justice and electoral accountability standing his major life stride.