Ben Phiri takes ‘sabbatical leave’ from State House: To graduate for doctorate

Ben Phiri, President Peter Mutharika’s longest serving aide and right-hand man, has gone on a ‘sabbatical leave’ until the dust settles on his recent resignation scandal, Nyasa Times has established.

Special Aide Ben Phri speaking to President Mutharika; I will be back
Special Aide Ben Phri speaking to President Mutharika; I will be back

Mutharika has allowed Phiri to take a low profile two months after a resignation circus, until the allegations of his wrongful self- enrichment cools off.

There was a circus at State House last May when Mutharika rejected Phiri’s resignation amid reports that he was an instant billionaire through dubious means.

Now Nyasa Times understands that Phiri is on sabbatical leave running his personal businesses before he resumes his role that has caused much controversy in governing DPP camp for years.

He is also expected to graduate with a doctorate degree from a university in England.

While there was a belief within the party that Phiri was finally neutralized, Nyasa Times sources revealed how inseparable Mutharika and his ‘special aide’ are.

Presidental aide on communications Bright Malopa and former legal advisor to late president Bingu wa Mutharika, Z Allan Ntata are some of those believed to have been on forefront fighting for Phiri’s
removal.

On May 25 Phiri announced through the media that he resigned as Mutharika’s personal aide and chief advisor before his boss issued a rebuttal firmly insisting his ‘Special Aide’ remains at State House.

Phiri claimed he had resigned to “pave way for investigations” following accusations that he was accumulating unexplained wealth through wrongful ventures.

A letter which he wrote the Chief of Staff indicated his resignation will be  with effect from June 1, “2105.’’

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SALIMA BOYS
6 years ago

Hahahahaha zili kuno,kuchita kugula ma comment,ur a brut Bro.

the real Dr from the north
the real Dr from the north
6 years ago

Real Drs like me have already noted that most comments here are from Mr Ben phiri’s friends and “paid” dpp boys who want to support Mr men phiri,do you think you are tricking anyone? Mwachepa Ana inu,advice to Ben,you are still young bro just go back to school,start with MSCE,then college,you will obtain a real Dr title bra,not these,they will just embarrass you,leave this to the old desperate folks,thank you.

Nyamsiska
Nyamsiska
6 years ago

Comment 112 you are really hating bwinotu usazimangilile. You really think ben phiri oops sorry Dr. Ben Phiri has the time to be writting his own comments on this article? I have been following all the comments there are six negative ones so far including yours out of 113 nd you say they are hyped comments? Wakula watha hater wamkulu ntata usova ayise.

Fake Hype
Fake Hype
6 years ago

Ben Phiri would u stop making ur own comments and together with your paid up friends?Ndi anyamata a Dpp amalemba zimenezi.Ndi nawepa mu town akulemba as a hype for their cohort Ben Phiri.Amalawi tilibe nsanje koma timadana ndi anthu olemera overnight thru cheap politics of Malawi.

Thom Paul Duncan Nkalodzwa

Dr. Ben Phiri, PhD. Koma yea….. uli boo, Congrats. kkk

Bennie Chisalab
Bennie Chisalab
6 years ago

Big up all the best

Tadeyo Banda
Tadeyo Banda
6 years ago

My school mate All the Best! PhD is deal

Simbazako Banda
Simbazako Banda
6 years ago

Bwana you are a wonderful Person Congratulations

Viva
Viva
6 years ago

Is this another propaganda?

Muyanga
Muyanga
6 years ago

Amalawi nsanje ndiyomwe izatiphe. Timalimbana ndi zinthu zopanda mutu. Ine ngati wachinyamata ndakondwela nayo nkhani yoti ben akhala dr sopano. Keep it up. Ndibwela ku graduation saturday ino.

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