HRDC says 3 million march targets ACB

Mtambo in Mzuzu

Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) has disclosed that the nationwide demonstrations slated for Thursday this week, will be used to petition the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) to swiftly act on reported attempts to bribe judges.

On Sunday ACB Director, Reyneck Matemba, confirmed being in receipt of the complaint from Chief Justice, Andrew Nyirenda, that some people wanted to bribe the judges to make a verdict on the presidential elections case in their favour.

HRDC chairperson, Timothy Mtambo, who braved the rains during his speech that took 24 minutes, said they will not sit down and watch people destroying justice.

Mtambo was speaking on Monday at Katoto Roundabout in Mzuzu during the Anti-Quota demonstrations.

“Comrade there is another shocking story that came out yesterday [Sunday]. It is about bribing the judges that are hearing the presidential elections case...Let us leave the judges alone so that they deliver their judgement.

“Let me tell ACB. The chief Justice has logged a complaint so don’t mess around. Take the issue seriously and act. Otherwise we are watching. All those that will tamper with justice will not have peace. We will go after them until justice takes its course,” said Mtambo.

He then made fresh assassination claims allegedly being orchestrates by Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) operatives.

“They should know that a person dies once. They already killed us sometime back and we don’t fear them. The DPP operatives have resolved to deal with me and my vice right here in the North, but we are not afraid,” alleged Mtambo.

DPP spokesperson, Nicholas Dausi, could not be reached for his party's side of the story.