The investigation into the assassination of Daphne Caruana Galizia could reach its conclusion within a matter of weeks, Malta’s Prime Minister Joseph Muscat believes.
“It won’t be ready in a matter of day but it will not take months either, it could be somewhere in between,” Muscat promised during a press statement on the steps of Castille, after news that a middleman was ready to spill the beans.
Earlier, Muscat confirmed that he had decided to recommenced a presidential pardon for the middleman in the Daphne Caruana Galizia assassination, should the crucial evidence provided result in a prosecution of the murder’s masterminds.
Muscat has taken this decision on his own, without consulting his cabinet.
Tellingly, while Muscat has repeatedly said he does not believe in pardons, he told the press that he believes the information given builds a “strong case”.
The middleman, believed to be Melvin Theuma, is expected to give a detailed account to investigators of the assassination over the next few days. He is currently under intense security”.
The case has intensified over the past few weeks with “a major businessman” reportedly identified as the main suspect in the assassination, along with a smuggler and a person with links to the gambling world.
Meanwhile, a public inquiry into the assassination has been called.
A presidential pardon for Vince Muscat, one of the men accused with carrying out the attack, was recently floated. However, Muscat seemed reluctant to do so, admitting that he does not really favour dishing them out.