Simbi donation to Chakwera ‘just social media gossip’ from disgruntled MCP members 

South African based Malawian billionaire Simbi Phiri never gave opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) president  Lazarus Chakwera cash amounting to R1 million as per rumours circulating in various social media platforms, Nyasa Times has established.

Chakwera (left) with MCP veep Sidik Mia and business magnet Simbi Phiri:  During a wedding event
Simbi Phiri with President Mutharika

Social media has for the past days been awash with reports  contending that Chakwera went to South Africa where he allegedly pocketed R1 million from Simbi but never declared the amount to his party.

However, Nyasa Times investigations have found out that the story is stemming from some disgruntled elements within the MCP family who think Chakwera is out to finish them politically.

Recently, a bloc of sitting members of parliament who have lost the party’s primary elections, teamed up and agreed to stand as independent candidates in next year’s tripartite elections and have since vowed to be pain in Chakwera’s flesh.

Nyasa Times investigations further reveal that Simbi Phiri is a straightforward businessman who previously set the record straight that he does not operate in shady conduct when he wants to help political parties in many countries provided they pose a request for such.

He is on record to have openly told Malawi media that he previously bankrolled both MCP and the ruling DPP after the two parties made requests.

A senior MCP official who asked not to be names said  the story is being drummed up as a ploy to instigate internal rebellion within the Chakwera-led party.

“The story of R1million has been cooked by some of our disgruntled members. The whole idea is to create a civil war within the party and destabilise it at a time it is focusing on campaigning for the 2019 polls.

“This is both very unfortunate and mischievous. We can choose to differ politically but not reaching an extent of mudslinging and character assassination using the social media,” explained the senior MCP official.

MCP has been in internal squabbles for over a year now since Speaker of Parliament Richard Msowoya and Gustave Kaliwo launched a barrage of legal battles to block the entry into the party of Sidik Mia and his ascendancy to Vice Presidency of the party.

Coincedentally, most MCP MPs the Speaker worked closely with have had rough ride and lost in recent primaries the party held.

On its part, Khato Civils refused to be drawn into what the company’s spokesperson Taonga Botolo described as “very ridiculous and nonsensical social media gossip.”

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Keen Observer
Keen Observer
1 year ago

Disgruntled? ??,?? We away hear abut Tisbury in the end it ends up being not disgruntled. Where there is smoke there is fire.

Adada maluwa
1 year ago

If this is real; it may have an impact in the future, if MCP can win the 2019 elections, this can be a seed sowing to a contract winningwinning strategy

SUPER NATURAL MIRACLES
SUPER NATURAL MIRACLES
1 year ago

WHY SHOULD A DONATION OUTSIDE GOVERNMENT BOTHER US MALAWIANS ??? WAS IT FROM OUR TAXES ??WHY ARE WE NOT FURIOUS WITH THE
FORENSIC AUDIT REPORT BY BAKER TILLY ?? CHAPONDA MAIZE ? NJAUJU MURDER ? 145 BILLION ?? 4 BILLION ALLOCATED
TO MPS JUST STAYING IDLE ??

Francis Kaisi.
1 year ago

Mr Super Natural Miracles. Charity begins at home. Much as I don’t believe on the story based on my profession as an accountant, Chakwera is a public figure. He needs to be scrutinised. Coming back to the donation, MCP has a bank account of which any donation can be deposited for accountability. Unless we can argue that the party is operated like a tuck-shop. I rest my case

JKF
JKF
1 year ago

R1 million cashgate scandal hahahahaha abusa awa ndi mbava

Mike Tembwe
Mike Tembwe
1 year ago

Cheap propaganda won’t have any effect on MCP. Bring out real issues. Izi muchedwa nazo

chaione wawo
1 year ago
Reply to  Mike Tembwe

You lie brother. MCP is not a united force at present and this is not good for the party going towards the elections. Cheap propaganda it may be but the truth is there are worrisome divisions in the party. Th risk is big. I wont be surprised to see MCP in opposition beyong 2019 if these issues are not resolved. I was of the idea that given the mess in DPP, by now we should have been saying that MCP is coming into government without doubt. Sadly MCP has not built the strength that it needs to unseat DPP alone.… Read more »

Vote ndi muntima
Vote ndi muntima
1 year ago
Reply to  chaione wawo

I totally agree

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