Malawi billionaire Simbi denies buying jet for President Mutharika

South Africa based Malawian billionaire business magnet  Simbi Phiri’s PR has been jostled to react angrily following reports that the Khato Civils executive chairperson wants to buy President Peter Mutharika a presidential jet.

Simbi Phiri: Social media rumors and lies

Rumour mongers have been   speculating on social media that Simbi Phiri wants to buy the US7 million presidential jet for Mutharika .

But Taonga Botolo, Media and Public Relations officer for Khato Civils says the rumours were not true.

“The information  circulation in social media is total fabrication, malicious and deliberately twisted to distract Khato Civils from our core function of which is to pump water from Lake Malawi to the capital city, Lilongwe,” says Botolo.

Simbi Phiri was awarded the multi-million dollar project to pump the water from Lake Malawi to the capital city to end water problem woes Lilongwe Water Board faces in providing water to its residents.

He has so far constructed a police unit and a health centre in his home district of Mchinji.

Botolo said the false rumours are only aimed at defying the decorum of conducting business within the government system.

“Never at any given time has Mr Simbi Phiri spoke to anyone within and outside government of any intention to avail funds for such a purchase,” he says.

Simbi further finds the tendency of some Malawians to drag him into unnecessary rumours as distracting.

Accoridng to Botolo, Simbi is humbly appealing to fellow countrymen  not to spread groundless rumors.

“Months ago he was also at centre of another hoax story that made rounds on social media dragging him into assertions that he had promised Big Bullets football club a 60-seater coach,” said Botolo.

Malawi ceased having a Presidential jet in 2013 when former President Joyce Banda traded it for arms and cereal under the pretext of saving public money.

However, to date no information has been given on where that jet went and what the whole deal entailed.

Lately President Arthur Peter Mutharika has been flying commercial in a bid to enhance his government’s austerity policies.

 

 

 

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jack
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if the the matter was raised in the single matter it was easy to be published but pliz verify the story first
osamangokonda mabodza….

Namanyaru
Guest

In Malawi alwaysa take such ‘rumour mongering’ seriously. I have realised that such rumours always turn out to be true. Talk of Bingu’s death, dissapearance of the jet, Mphwiyo’s involvement in cashgate, fall-out between Mutharika and Chilima, Maizegate…….etc they all start as rumours but end up proven truths. No smoke without fire.
Koma choti mudziwe ndi choti ndalama za Simbi ndi zamagazi!

John Z Mponda
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Amalawi busy mabodza tatiyeni tigwire ntchito zothandiza kutukula dzuko lathu not mabodza.

DOBO
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Why Malawians seem to be romourmongers? Most of our deeds are not transparent. All these are coming from this question as how did he get the contract. If nothing transparent, the Malawians are free to speculate anything.

The Analyst
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O…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..O Whoever lives or has ever lived in the ghetto, can attest. . . . Its quite taxing to live in the ghetto esp ukakhala kuti ndiwe ochita bwino. This is the case coz the ghetto is so full of parasites that peaceful living therein, is almost impossible. . . . You see, all that these idle creatures do (muscular as they are); is kusuta, kuDakwa and move around ghetto corners or assemble by the roadside and beg. . . . Without even a kilobyte of shame, these ghetto rejects beg for money whenever they see you (munthu ochita bwino… Read more »
Soko Elube
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The Analyist mawulemu ako & am happy that I have seen you comment today after some time.Keep it up I like your style & unbiased comments.

The Analyst
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Am always humbled.
Thanks.

Aaron
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kkkkk….nde Malawi ndu mudziwa ine ameneyo.palibenso padziko lonse lapansi dziko lokonda mabodza kuposa Malawi.

Semani
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Mmmmmm no information has been given on where that the jet went, anasowesa jet ndi wakumudzi therefore no problems anatenga zake we are watching you guys the way you handle the maizegate you think we are children we don’t see . Watch out in democracy majority rules

kamulonde
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Kodi amene amangoti kudzuka mmawa nkupeka nkhaniyo ndi ndani? He/she needs deliverance.

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