My fellow Malawians 

In the past few weeks there have been a lot of information regarding the barbaric shooting of Budget Director in the Ministry of Finance, Mr. Paul Mphwiyo. 

While investigations are undergoing , I must make it clear that while alot is being said about the incident, my administration believes in the rule of law and that’s why I have directed for the Police and the Anti-Corruption Bureau to immediately institute thorough investigations so we can all get the truth of the matter in time to enlighten the public as to what exactly happened. 
I will do whatever it takes to see to it that appropriate action shall be taken as soon as the investigations are thoroughly completed.

In the meantime, I must warn everyone that I will not allow any government official or ordinary citizen to interfere with the ongoing investigations. I also appeal to the media and everyone to refrain from making speculative statements that will interfere with the investigations. Let us all give opportunity for the process of criminal investigations regarding the shooting to be completed.

Once again, let me repeat what I said at the commemoration of Anti-Corruption Day in February this year that , there will be no sacred cows in my quest to root out corruption in Malawi and please be rest assured that no official allegedly involved in shady dealings will be spared from the long arm of the law. 

Lastly, I have learnt with a big sigh of relief that Mr. Mphwiyo is currently recuperating in the Republic of South Africa and is making steady progress according to medical reports. 

We wish him a quick recovery so he can assist our government with the ongoing investigations as soon as possible. 

Thank you all for your support and prayers. 

May God bless you all.

Dr. Joyce Banda
President of the Republic of Malawi