President Joyce Banda visited shot treasury budget director Paul Mphwiyo on Tuesday at the Milpark Hospital in Johannesburg South Africa while she was coming from the United State of America where.
This visitation comes amidst calls from Malawian citizens, political and civil society for Banda to return home and address the looting of public resources at Capital Hill
Banda who jetted at O.R Tambo international airport in Johannesburg drove straight to the Milpark hospital in Johannesburg and spend close to four hours in the hospital.
However the press were not allowed to enter in the hospital saying the visit was private and confidential.
Speaking in a telephone interview Malawi embassy health attach Nedson Fosiko confirmed the presidential visit but denied to shed more lights on the issue by directing the reporter to speak to Malawi ambassador Stella Ndau.
" According to protocol I am not allowed to comment on that since all the issues regarding the presidency are always handled by the high commissioner herself" said Fosiko
However Ndau could not be reached on her cell number as her mobile phone was answered by her driver who said her boss was in a meeting.
" The owner of the phone is in meeting and she can not be able to pick up your phone" said the ambassadors driver
However commenting on Mphwiyo's current health condition Fosiko said the budget director is in a good condition and is expected to be discharge from the hospital anytime from today.
" He has improved well and the doctors who were observing him have recommended that he can be discharge and treated as an out patient" said Fosiko
When asked as to when Mphwiyo is expected to be released Fosiko said currently he is waiting for a final report from the doctor which indicate the particular date Mphwiyo will be released.
" I will meet with the doctors tomorrow ( Today) where they are expected to give us the final brief as to when he should be discharged but they are well impressed with his condition and they have recommended that he can be treated as an out patient." said Fosiko
Mphwiyo is now in the general ward after being from the ICU where surgical doctors removed four bullets from his body and reconstruct his jaws which was badly damaged. he is now able to talk and walk.
However despite his condition there is still tight security at the Milpark hospital