The family of the shot budget director Paul Mphwiyo has asked the public, particulalrly the media, to stay away from him to allow him to recuperate peacefully.
In a statement issued today, which Nation Online has seen, the Mphwiyo family requests for respect of right of privacy and dignity to the family.
“We, the members of the immediate and extended Mphwiyo family wish to inform the general public, and more particularly, the media in Malawi, that in the wake of the shooting of Paul Montfort Mphwiyo on Friday, 13 September, 2013, our family has endured a lot of stressful and traumatising days,” the statement reads.
The Mphwiyo family says while the general public is entitled to information, Paul Mphwiyo and the rest of the family are also entitled to the right to privacy and human dignity, especially during this time of the former budget director’s recovery.
“In this regard, we request members of the media to desist from making persistent telephonic calls to Paul requesting for an interview with him. These calls are exacerbating Paul’s condition and are counter-productive to his recovery.