Matthew Caruana Galizia was taunted by two drivers as he took a group of journalists to the Bidnija site where his mother Daphne Caruana Galizia was killed last October.
“After lunch with my father, we came home to meet a group of journalists who wanted to see the site where my mother was assassinated, where her car was blown to pieces with her in it, where she was burned in front of my eyes,” Caruana Gaizia said in a Facebook status. “As we stood there talking, a car drove past and a woman shouted angrily, ‘Hemm hu, hemm hu!’ (There he is!). Two minutes later, another car drove past, and the driver shouted, ‘BOOM! HAHAHAHAhahaha’. The evil cackle faded as the car zoomed off.”
Caruana Galizia said the ultimate blame lies with Prime Minister Joseph Muscat, who he described as “the spiritual leader of thugs and terrorists”. “Happy father’s day, Joseph Muscat. Take my advice: go. Go as far away from this island as you can possibly go. Go and live in an ice cave in Antarctica or a hut in the Andean islands. We need to fix this country without you, for our childrens’ sake, for yours too.”
Caruana Galizia’s sister Mandy Mallia said she experienced a similar incident when she visited the Bidnija site a few days ago.
“That it should happen to anybody is inexcusable; that it should happen to Matthew, and on the same site where Daphne was assassinated in such a horrible way is deplorable,” she said.
Malta on Saturday commemorated the eighth month since Daphne Caruana Galizia was blown up in a car bomb outside her home. Three men have been charged with planting the bomb and setting it off, but their motive for allegedly killing the journalist remains unclear as they have not uttered a word to the police.
Investigations to find who could have commissioned the three men are ongoing, but have encountered obstacles as inquiring magistrate Anthony Vella has been earmarked for a promotion to judge while the police’s lead homicide investigator Silvio Valletta has been ordered off the case on the grounds that he is married to a government minister.