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Billionaire contractor Simbi in massive PR crusade, flies Malawi media to South Africa

LILONGWE (Muchanakhwaye Khwepeya, Malawi NewsNow ) –Billionaire international contractor Mr Ashan Simbi Phiri is in massive public relations campaign which has seen him sponsoring journalists and PR consultants go to South Africa for interviews at his Johannesburg headquarters. Journalists from the major media houses which include Times media, Zodiak, Nation Publications Limited  were flown to South Africa to interview Simbi who has a Malawian father, a mother from Botswana and married a Zimbabwe woman. This comes at a time when some quarters are questioning the government why it awarded Simbi’s Khato Construction company a US$500 million (about K30 billion) water project through...

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Police rescue MCP ward councillor from party hooligans

SALIMA (Tamanda Mwale, Malawi NewsNow) –Police moved in swiftly to rescue a Malawi Congress Party councilor in Salima after party hooligans pounced on him, beating him mercilessly at a church on Sunday where Leader of Opposition Lazarus Chakwera was in attendance. Salima police publicist Gift Chitowe confirmed that the police rescued Peter Kadammanja who was being beaten up by suspected Malawi Congress Party (MCP) rough necks. “It happened at Nsalula CCAP where Honourable Chakwera was attending prayers. This happened towards the end of the prayers,” said Chitowe. Party spokesperson Eisenhower Mkaka is yet to comment on the matter but...

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DPP and Prophet Bushiri never-ending cold war -Craven politics

BLANTYRE (Malawi NewsNow)—It is two years since The eruption of antagonism between the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) and the leader and founder of the Enlightened Christian Gathering (ECG) Church, Prophet Shepherd Bushiri, who is arguably the richest person in Malawi. The political rivalry became prominent in the year 2015, soon after former President Joyce Banda patronized the ECG prayers in the Republic of South Africa. Banda, who emerged third the presidential race during the 2014 tripartite elections, left the country soon after President Peter Mutharika was declared the winner. Her presence at the ECG saw DPP-sponsored online publications, Malawi...

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Malawi Police arrest fake PS for obtaining money from lecturers by false pretence

LILONGWE (Malawi NewsNow)- A suspected trickster Mr Yotamu Mhango has been arrested  for personating the Principal Secretary (PS) for Ministry of Education, Science and Technology. Lilongwe Police Station Spokesperson Inspector Kingsley Dandaula said they  arrested Mhango for allegedly claiming he was  Dr Ken M’dala, the (PS) between February and March 2017 in Lilongwe and Blantyre. He said the PS complained about someone who was going around calling people that he was Dr Ken M’dala and that he would give them some consultancy work for the Ministry. “The suspect was allegedly targeting lectures from Universities and other higher learning Institutions...

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University of Malawi council warns unions against threats

ZOMBA (Papius Liwonde) –University of Malawi officials say they would not be bulldozed into acting on issues because of threats. Registrar of the University of Malawi Okomaatani Malunga was reacting to Chancellor College Academic Staff Union and Chancellor College Students Union who have threatened strike and protests should the council fail to reach an agreement with the staff union on pay rise. “The council has powers but it never issues threats to students, it never issues threats to staff therefore the council cannot take threats,” he said. Malunga said the council will meet the staff union members again on...

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