Simbi rejects claims he sponsored MCP

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Malawian billionaire Simbi Phiri has rejected claims that he gave Malawi Congress Party (MCP) K700 million for campaign.

Phiri’s spokesperson Taonga Botolo told Malawi24 there is absolutely no truth to the allegations.

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Simbi Phiri: Did not bankroll MCP

Commenting earlier on a post by Raymond Chikoko who is a Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) cadet on Facebook, Botolo said the claims were a work of propaganda.

“Simbi of Khato, just know MCP you supported, lost. Water Project in our mind. Kaya,” alleged Chikoko.

In reaction to the claims, Botolo said, while commenting on Chikoko’s post:  “It’s all propaganda. The story lack credibility and it has malicious intentions!”

Simbi owns Khato Civils Ltd which was awarded the contract to pump water from Lake Malawi in Salima to Lilongwe.

The K400 million project has delayed and the Malawi Congress Party in its manifesto for the May 21 elections promised to complete the construction of the pipeline.

In 2017, Phiri admitted giving money to the MCP and the ruling Democratic Progressive Party.

He said: “I helped the Malawi Congress Party and the DPP when they came to ask. I don’t take money on my shoulders, I always help out when I am asked to.”

The opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) received K700 million in campaign funds from South Africa-based Malawian billionaire Simbi Phiri.

According to published reports, the party is also using some of the money to cover court costs as it is challenging the result of the May 21 election.

Simbi Phiri owns Khato Civils Ltd which was awarded the contract to pump water from Lake Malawi in Salima to Lilongwe.

The K400 million project has delayed and the Malawi Congress Party in its manifesto for the May 21 elections promised to complete the project.

In 2017, Phiri admitted giving money to the MCP and the ruling Democratic Progressive Party.

He said: “I helped the Malawi Congress Party and the DPP when they came to ask. I don’t take money on my shoulders, I always help out when I am asked to.”

 

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2 Comments

  1. Who was writing this column?….this is very childish….you keep on repeating same words in ur paragraphs…are you a real journalist or you taking chances….shame! Improve gaba…

  2. Corruption in Malawi inabwera kalekale ni matipate.tikamba pano wina amene Ana ba ma billion atulutsidwa mu ndende July akubwerayu koma nanga ndalamazo Bweza.munthuyu ndi Osward Lutepo.anapereka ndalama zakubazo kwa amene adawina, kupangila kampeni malipilo ake kutulutsidwaku ndende. MwZaka 11 agwilako chabe 5