Simbi pins down DPP propaganda machinery with court action

The decision by the High Court of Malawi to grant South Africa-based business tycoon Simbi Phiri  and his Khato Civils stay order is victory against fake news propaganda orchestrated by the governing Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) to tarnish his image and reputation.

Simbi Phiri: Court stops DPP propaganda machinery

The DPP social media propaganda machinery has been working on orders to fabricate and publish stories that Simbi  – executive chairperson of Khato Civils (Pty) Limited – was arrested in South Africa over corruption and failure to execute a K100 billion (R2.2 billion) water project in Limpopo Province.

But it turned out that the billionaires businessman  was never arrested in South Africa and the stories were a fabrication to injure his image and reputation following remarks that Simbi made in February that most ministers in DPP government get financial support from him and won parliamentary polls using his money.

Simbi instructed his lawyers Cassius Omar Chidothe of Chidothe and Company to sue the DPP propaganda machinery and obtained an injunction stopping them from peddling lies against him.

The High Court granted the injunction against Justice Mponda of Malawi Voice and State House Press Officer, Chauncy Mopho Jere, administrator  of As it is Happening blog and lawyer Bob Chimkango administrator of My Malawi My Views  blog who also works at Malawi Housing Corporation.

The order is restraining the DPP propaganda outlets from publishing stories about him and his company Khato Civils,  a multidisciplinary construction and engineering company headquartered in South Africa.

Simbi also demanded that the online pages and social media sites that published the stories should remove them from public view and offer a public apology.

DPP is angered by the revelations Simbi made that he supports most of the Ministers with money.

The management of Khato Civils recently released a statement refuting the media allegations from desperate people regarding the arrest of its  Simbi Phiri in South Africa.

Khato Civils was awarded by Malawi government  $500 million (K400 billion) Salima-Lilongwe water project.

In May 2017, Khato Holdings Limited unveiled to the media multi-million kwacha machinery for the construction of the pipeline from Lake Malawi in Salima to Lilongwe to ease water problems in Lilongwe, disclosing that $13 million (K9.8 billion) had already been invested in the project.

President Peter Mutharika in July 2017, hit at development partners for allegedly interfering in the project’s implementation.

But Mutharika did not name the development partners allegedly pushing for the halting of the project.

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Joloza
1 year ago

Simbi anaba ndalama ndizoona. Nkhani imeneyi inayamba Ku SA Chaka chatha. Ma media house ngati power FM anayamba kuifufuza kalekale

Sizzler
Sizzler
1 year ago

Who awarded the Salima -Lilongwe water project to KHATO?
Which media house has ever given Mr Simbi airspace /Audiance ?
Then who were the the people and Partyies and CSOs who went to court to halt the project .
If you are able to Answer these few ..
then the truth will set you free.

Zaya Original
Zaya Original
1 year ago

Inu abakha aDPP mukapanga makani tipanga photocopy yama transfers tinakupasani tikuduleni michila imeneyo. Mukhale pheeee!

Mapopa
Mapopa
1 year ago

Inu nanu, a wongani chiuta, nkhani ndi ya Covid – 19 pano, osati zimenezo ayi. Zoti a bambo amene aja a simbi phiri ndi achitsurudi, simuziwa???? Nanuso inu.

Zaya Original
Zaya Original
1 year ago
Reply to  Mapopa

Uchitsiru wake uti? Woti mumakapemphetsa kuJoni ndalama za campaign?

Victor Chirombo
1 year ago
Reply to  Mapopa

Akanakhala chitsilu sibwenzi mukukamupempha ndalama a bakha inu

Tizanka
Tizanka
1 year ago

Freedom of speech only belongs to MCP and UTM

Mtete
Mtete
1 year ago

Anything that will cause DPP stomach to run is most welcome.

Peloma Pepe
Peloma Pepe
1 year ago

One of very few well-written articles on Nyasa. Big up Wongani, it shows you took your time.

Kingdom come
Kingdom come
1 year ago

Apa mafia wakwiyatu. Don simbi corleon

William Chirwa
1 year ago

Let’s pause for a second if it was the government side getting this order against say Times or Nation we would call it muzzling the press. Oh no press freedom in Malawi but coz it the other way we sweet coat it and proclaim it victory against yourselves. Tommorow it will be you where is Madam Chair MISA Malawi

Omex70
Omex70
1 year ago
Reply to  William Chirwa

Wina ndi uyu ongobadwira kuombera mmanja mfiti. Can’t you know that propaganda is evil and it must be stopped at any cost?

ZAGWA ZATHA
ZAGWA ZATHA
1 year ago
Reply to  Omex70

There is difference between fake news and any other news. Fake news hurt innocent people while any other news will hurt those whose linen has been washed in public and or whose mischief has faced public backlash. For example, if a minister harasses a media personnel, he must apologize in public and he goes arranging a meeting and say “sorry man”.

You publish fake news the court slaps you its ok. eye for an eye.

Vilhomwe Ndivimbuli
1 year ago

Awona nyekhwe a mfiti Makamake cha APM, Bakha wamkulu, mbuzi zachabechabe

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