Khato says Simbi facing character assassination from DPP

Khato Civils (Pty) Limited  executive chairperson Simbi Phiri  has spoken to Nyasa Times that he was not arrested and says he has been tipped by a top  governing Democratic Progressive Party (DPP)  that they have launched  a campaign of character assassination on him.

Simbi Phiri: There are key leading politicians within Malawi  who for some reason don’t like Khato Civils and they will do everything possible to discredit us.

The South Africa-based Simbi Phiri parried out reports of his arrest as part of DPP campaign to antagonise him following attacks that he allegedly financed the opposition to bribe High Court judges.

Simbi’s firm was awarded the contract for Lake Malawi Water Supply Project, designed to pump and deliver 50 million litres of potable water from Salima to Lilongwe City every day.

Khato Civils chief executive officer Mongezi Mnyasi also said in a statement  that the reports of Simbi’s arrests are “totally untrue and malicious” intended to bring into disrepute  the good character of Simbi and his firm.

“We are convinced that the fabrications are emanating from unprofessional conduct by some rogue elements within Malawi who are hell bent on turnishing our good image and reputation of Mr Simbi Phiri,” said Mnyasi.

The Khato boss said  there are individuals who have “uterior motives to scandalise and bring Khato Civils name into disrepute.”

The statement further states that there are “key leading politicians” and officials within Malawi  “who for some reason don’t like Khato Civils and they will do everything possible to discredit us.”

 Nyasa Times story has since been retracted and unreservedly apologised to Mr Simbi Phiri.

“We carried the story of Mr Simbi Phiri’s arrest that has been proved to be untrue and malicious. The story has been retracted and we have apologised to Mr Phiri and Khato Civils,” said Edgar Chibaka, Managing Director.

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Jomicons
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Jomicons

If this man is a billioner there why is he bothering us. Of course we have hearld this is his home.. Could be mchinji.

Why can’t he enjoy his riches wherever he is…. Simbo Simbi.. Until when

Malawiansi I believe can and we have done/”do without him

Duwa
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Duwa

Simbi is known as a fraudster in Giyani water project in SA. He can buy part of the media in Malawi but people in South Africa know him as a fraudster.

Pride
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Pride

That’s your opinion and it’s not true. You lying to yourself and you believing your lies. You are dangerous to society with irresponsible reporting. Bring evidence.

Zio ine
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Zio ine

Khatho is in for a big fight with politicians. For his information Malawians are smart at that game and he will come out bruised. For starters the dude wanted to dupe us with his exaggerated USD500 m water project. The guy had wanted to take money from his fellow cinmen and mortgage Malawi. In the DPP the minister of finance is smarter and sniffed such treachery.

Pride
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Pride

You jus talking from a cadet point of view . You dont even understand the ingenuity of Macro Projects. If it was cheap to bring water from Salima to Lilongwe Kamuzu Banda, Bakili Mulizi or Joyce could have done it. The complexity of engineering to pump water of over a kilometer up hill is not a child play. This is not a bridge in Thyolo. This is reverse Engineering where everything is not in simple algorithms. Its engineering of international magnitudes. Its costly. Unfortunately you guys are Afro pessimists you believe in indians and Chinese than yourselves as black people.… Read more »

andreya
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andreya

I agree.
Peopke like that with that kind of mind set need two things either an education to improve flawed judgement or mental hospital to rewire.

Andy
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Andy

South Africa media is reporting the story of Simbi fraud

Pride
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Pride

When Is it reporting? Nonsense

Raza lush
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Last year

nompumelelo khuzwayo
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kusowa mtengo wogwila dzitsilu dzimacadet pamodzi ndi mfiti yawo ya zaka 90

Mdala
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Mdala

I would expect from Nyasatimes and the involved Journalist to turn around your guns, by investicating and publishing about your sources on this matter! Additional the public needs to be enlightened on the whole story : Salima- Lilongwe Water Project! Best before the upcoming election.

Stear
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Stear

To retract the story is a good decision but you need to go deeper. It seems the story is bigger than what we choose to believe.DO YOUR OWN INVESTIGATIONS.

POLITICAL PROPER GANDA
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POLITICAL PROPER GANDA

Ku MCP,kudzapezeka anthu ogwila mitu yawo bwinobwino koma? Ena mwai ndi ndindalama,nanga chonchi.

SAUNDERS
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SAUNDERS

The issue of Khato Civils was not publicised by DPP. There is a clip circulating of Khato Civil being investigated in RSA by the Government in connection with the construction of something to do with water supply to Rular Villages in Polokwane, Giyani. eNC NEWS and casters and Reporters were on the ground Reporting about the issue

PRIDE PHIRI
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PRIDE PHIRI

There is no clip circulating in South Africa. Dont talk nonsense. This clip was on enca in November 2018. The presenter has since left Enca. You said my brother was arrested which court was he subjected to. We know you, you are not Saunders. You are a just a Dpp operative who wants to tarnish my brother name. We know your organizer who is using her husband’s domain and other operatives. You have not escaped our net. We have you.

Mwini muzi.
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Mwini muzi.

Don’t exert threats thinking that people can be afraid of Simbi. The investigations are ongoing in South Africa. A break through is nearly there according to South African intelligence. If they are investigating Zuma and the Gupta’s, ka Simbinso nkachiani.

Pride
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Pride

You talking nonsense. You jus a paid cadet who want to make your masters happy. The truth is there. Simbi Phiri has NEVER BEEN ARRESTED. You think you can fool Malawians by manipulation of facts. You very low life and underating people intelligence. You think if you hate Simbi Phiri you can come with innuendos and insults to him without substance. Grow up and smell the coffee.

Neo Molefakgotla
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Reference to the eNCA News clip is an attempt to resuscitate a dead horse. There’s no case here. People should watch the entire clip on YouTube. The SIU has been to Giyani to inspect the work done by Khato Civils. Their conclusion is that Khato Civils delivered good quality work and the money paid to the company was accounted for. The City Press journalist on the clip admitted that Khato Civils delivered on what they were appointed for and the quality of work is good. It’s pathetic that people who have not even been to Giyani to see the work… Read more »

Malawi walero
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Malawi walero

The news is he maybe u stay in shucks where by u dont have time to read newspapers. Im here in South africa reading this article. Are staying in mikhukhu’s?? Im sorry for

Pride
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Pride

You not making sense. You not even using your real name . You even scared of coming out. If you have truth why are you hiding your identity. Where have you had a name MALAWI WA LERO. dont try to fool people. This is a new revolution and error. You cant mislead people anymore. This is the generation of Internet of things. Lies are not holding water anymore. Stop it.

Raza lush
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Iwenso mbuzi kwabasi,, umafuna ayike information yake pa wall, ndiuchifwamba umusate.. Wanya.. Bola anthu akuziwa za simbi kuti akusakidwa… Pompano umva

Neo.Molefakgotla
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The clip on eNCA News is over a year old. There was a misunderstanding of Khato Civils’ scope on the Giyani project. The scope was bulk water supply, not reticulation. It did not include connecting water to people’s houses. Government officials, including the minister of water affairs, have inspected Khato Civils’ work on this project. Their conclusion was that every Rand paid to Khato Civils was accounted for. So, Mr Simbi Phiri has not committed any fraud. There are no grounds for him to be arrested. Please stop misleading people.

H E Nyaphapi One
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I like both stories. Both stories are true.