For immediate release
4th November 2014
Dr Mahtani and the alleged “Cartel”
Dr Rajan Mahtani, Chairman of the Mahtani Group of Companies has refuted claims in articles appearing on some online media purporting that he is part of and is funding a “cartel” that is supporting Hon Kabimba and courting Hakainde Hichilema, the President of the UPND.
These assertions are false and malicious. They are also deliberate lies meant to bring the person of Dr Mahtani into disrepute and in bad standing with the Government.
Dr Mahtani has always maintained cordial relationships with all those in authority, as demanded under biblical principles, and it is mischievous to allege that he now supports a particular camp ( if any exist).
He has also expressed sadness that instead of mourning the demise of our beloved President, malicious people are spreading falsehood to incite feelings of hate towards innocent people.
“It is very disheartening and painful that people can disrespect the mourning period of our beloved President – a Hero of the Poor and less preiveleged, a Hero of Hardwork, a Hero of justice, a Hero of the Nationand – by spreading falsehoods to incite feelings of hate towards innocent people just to fulfil their ill agendas”.
He also clarified that last week when he was alleged to be “siphoning” money, he was out of the Country and wondered how ” professional journalists” could publish such blatant lies with impunity in total disregard for journalistic ethics.
He has called on all peace loving Zambians to mourn the President with dignity and respect.
“A system of morality which is based on relative emotional values
is a mere illusion, a thoroughly vulgar conception
which has nothing sound in it and nothing true.
One who is injured ought not to return the injury,
for on no account can it be right to do an injustice;
and it is not right to return an injury, or to do evil to any man,
however much we have suffered from him.”
(Attributed to Socrates)
The Public Relations Unit
Mahtani Group of Companies