Maltatoday owner Saviour Balzan has called for Joseph Muscat’s resignation.
Balzan, a veteran journalist, is often criticised as being a government ally and a harsh critic of assassinated journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia.
But in a Tweet today about yesterday’s protests outside Castille, he said: “This is beyond anger. And the vast silent majority have not even spoken. This is a tragedy and horror story and there is only one person to blame. That is why he should go now.”
In a subsequent Tweet he posted in response to a barrage of criticism for fomenting hate against murdered journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, Balzan said: “Let us all accept that we did not see eye to eye. But we still talked to each other and disagreed with each other in our writings. And let us also agree that she was not exactly careful with her choice of words. Murder is murder. And what happened is beyond all this.”
Muscat was yesterday named by murder suspect Yorgen Fenech in his official statement to police, prompting rumours of Muscat’s imminent resignation.
The Prime Minister has gone on record in past days saying he would step down if he was associated to the murder.