The identity of a police officer arrestedin on suspicion of attempting to murder the country’s Ministry of Finance Director of Budget Paul Mphwiyo who is currently recuperating in South Africa, has been known by Nyasa Times as Keston Gani.
Gani was a bodyguard of the arrested former Minister of Justice Ralph Kasambara.
He was being held at at Lingadzi Police Station where police interrogated him.
Gani was reportedly arrested the type of bullets for his firearm are allegedly matching with bullet shells found on the scene of the shooting of Mphwiyo on September 13.
Deputy National Police Spokesperson Kelvin Maigwa said “the investigations are still going on.”
Government claims that Mphwiyo was gunned down because was about to expose massive theft in government.
Kasambara is facing charges of attempted murder in the shooting of the budget director Mphwiyo in September this year and has since named Malawi President Joyce Banda, Minister of Information Brown Mpinganjira and Banda’s Party spokesperson as his witness in court.
Presidential Press Secretary Steven Nhlane told Nyasa Times that President Banda has expressed shock at her being mentioned in court as the witness to the jailed former justice minister.
However Nhlane could not disclose whether the president is going to appear in court to testify on behalf of Kasambara. President Banda fired Mr Kasambara in the recent cabinet dissolution.