Simbi issues stern warning to DPP: ‘I can fight back 10 time more’

The construction industry mogul Ashan Simbi Phiri has reacted to moves by  governing Democratic Progressive Party (DPP)   which during its demonstrations last wek carried placards  that he allegedly financed the opposition to bribe High Court judges to rule in favour of the petitioners in the presidential nullification petition case, warning that if the DPP officials want to continue fighting him, he can take the fight to them ten-fold.

Simbi Phiri, Khato boss warns DPP

In  an interview monitored by Nyasa Times on Zodiak TV, Simbi who is  Khato Civils (Pty) Limited executive chairperson

said he doesn’t like antagonism, but he can fight back.

He was speaking to Zodiak Broadcasting Station (ZBS) journalist Daniel Mababa  and disclosed that that politicians from almost all the major political parties go to him to ask for money for their campaigns, confirming that he has generously assisted DPP as a party and several other individuals, “including those obstructing Khato’s Lake Malawi Water Supply Project valued at U$500 million (about K400 billion) to take off”.

Simbi Phiri said he has also assisted individuals in the opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP), United Democratic Front (UDF) and Alliance for Democracy (Aford).

“When we do have that which we can have, we do [donate] when these people approach me,” Phiri said, dismissing assumptions that he belongs to any of these political parties.

Justifying his assistance, Simbi Phiri said when they approach him, they appear as people that are out there to help bring development to Malawi, but they lack resources.

He claimed some of the politicians wose campaign for parliamentary seats he financed are now Cabinet ministers, but are sadly turning on him and taking his name to the streets during demonstrations, alleging that he gave money to the opposition to bribe judges who handled the presidential nullification petition case.

“If you have information that I gave money to bribe judges, why not take that to the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB)? Why take my name to the streets, and not to ACB?” he queried. He further complained that some politicians in DPP, whom he did not name, are blocking the water supply project because they think the money would go to MCP.

Simbi Phiri said when he meets President Peter Mutharika, he gets an impression of a gentleman and in-charge of things, but his ministers turn around and spoil everything immediately he walks out.

He  explained that he is close to MCP president Lazarus Chakwera for a simple reason that his home in Mchinji is only 20 kilometres away to Chakwera’s, adding that he cannot look at Chakwera as an enemy as some people in DPP would want.

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Ndendeuli
Ndendeuli
1 year ago

Just google “Khato Civils – 3 Billion Rand Giyani Water Project” and you will see what an evil man this Simbi Phiri of yours is.

Kaysoul
Kaysoul
1 year ago

Simbi Phiri donated to many parties including DPP and this is the reason he wants all that money to be paid back the losses.

Tizanka
Tizanka
1 year ago

So Simbi has financed tearing down of this country just because of his water project?

Noxy
1 year ago

Admission of the allegation.You can’t get such a big project for free especially here in Africa.

Eddie
Eddie
1 year ago
Reply to  Noxy

Awa ndi a big bigy pano patheba who doesn’t know him tht he got mfwafwa Woti akhoza kuthandiza Malawi yonse

Chimulirenji
Chimulirenji
1 year ago

You could spend way less money by rebuilding Dzalanyama Dam or building more Dams in Lilongwe than pumping water up stream from Salina to Litongwe……. I know common sense is not common

Nyekhwed
Nyekhwed
1 year ago

Does it make sense to you Mr Simbi to pump water uphill and spent all that Money??? Why don’t you want to rehabilitate Dzalanyama Dam??

Joni
Joni
1 year ago
Reply to  Nyekhwed

It was not Simbi who wanted this ..may be you should ask Malawian engineers first…Simbi came in because he wwanted business as nay including the azunguz came to tender when adverts of procurement appeared… I would say yes on his behalf in the sense that there is no water source upland especially LL at the rate anthu akubelekerana except pumping water from the lake and hoisting it to that altitude…….otherwise will be dry in a few years to come…we better have this project now or we will do it at a more expensive amount in two or three years to… Read more »

Muna
Muna
1 year ago

A man who has been using his money to destabalise our country.

Hatton
Hatton
1 year ago

Go on Khato, chinenepesa nkhumba sichidziwika. Avoid putting all your eggs in MCP basket alone.

Kashma
Kashma
1 year ago
Reply to  Hatton

You did not understand the whole story

Lego
1 year ago
Reply to  Hatton

Read the whole story first

Msundwe Commando
Msundwe Commando
1 year ago
Reply to  Lego

Kodi inu ma units a Sidik Mia mumavuta nawo bwanji

Telemanchus
Telemanchus
1 year ago

So you agree that you indeed give “donations” to parties, what for??? I can see some strings attached here

Ineyobasi
Ineyobasi
1 year ago
Reply to  Telemanchus

That’s his money nd he can do whatever he wants with it.is there a problem?mind he said he helped even the ones in govt. He even mentioned that if u saw that he bribed charges,why nt reporting him to ACB rather than carrying placards in the demonstrations?

KK wa ku Mangochi
1 year ago
Reply to  Ineyobasi

He even built a police station and donated to government. He is a selfless businessman.

Joni
Joni
1 year ago
Reply to  Telemanchus

Do you understand the word….donations???

Go back to school budy or dude…..

Lego
1 year ago
Reply to  Telemanchus

Can someone campaign with money?Even the government gets donations

Sahara
Sahara
1 year ago

Hit ’em hard. A pumbwa amenewa awonjeza.

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