Mphwiyo to identify those behind his shooting and ‘big fishes’ in Malawi cash-gate

Malawi’s Treasury budget director Paul Mphwiyo is ready to tell the court the people who orchestrated his shooting when he narrowly escaped death after being shot three times in the face at the gate of his Area 43 house on September 13 in the capital Lilongwe.

Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Bruno Kalemba and Deputy Inspector General Nelson Bophani, who is heading investigations into the Mphwiyo attempted murder, have said the budget director is a prime witness in the case.

Mphwiyo, who is recovering from a South African hospital, has promised to identify those behind the attack.

“I know the people who wanted me dead,” Mphwiyo through his guardian told Nyasa Times .

Mphwiyo : Will identify the mafias

The gun shot survivors strongly believes he was targeted for murder for his tough stance against financial malpractices.

Former Justice Minister Ralph Kasambara, his former bodyguard, Keston Gani and Pika Manondo have been charged with attempting to murder the budget director.

Bullets which were found in Mphwiyo’s body have allegedly been traced to a gun belonging to Gani, a police officer who was on duty when Kasambara was heading the Ministry of Justice.

But Kasambara told the media on his first court appearance in Lilongwe this week that the charges  against him are “bogus”.

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