Phiri Responds To DCEC Smear campaign

On April 12, 2017, the Midweek Sun ran an advertorial attacking my integrity, the advertorial that I found offensive. In the defamatory advertorial, the Directorate on Corruption and Economic Crime (DCEC) Deputy Director General, Botlhale Makgekgenene deposits numerous hogwash tarnishing the good name and reputation that I have worked so hard to build over considerable time.

For the record, I am a reputable businessman who is revered for hard work and efficiency. My companies, Khato Civils and South Zambezi, both headquartered in Johannesburg, have annual turnover of over R2 billion .

Like I have stated before, my mother comes from Botswana, and my father comes from Malawi. My father is Malawian, like many other Batswana whose fathers come from neigbouring countries. I am as Motswana as I am Malawian. In my Botswana family at Tonota, just for your information, we are inter-tribal and international. There are uncles in our family who have married citizens from countries such as Angola, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, to mention just a few. My Malawianness is being emphasised by people whose parents are also from other countries. Botlhale says the basis for her defamation against me is that I had written about her, four months ago, a malicious, false, misleading and defamatory article intended to harm her reputation.

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