Former Budget Director Paul Mphwiyo whose shooting on September 13 2013 led to the revelation of the massive looting of public funds at capital is expected to leave the country for South Africa to undergo a follow-up surgery on his jaw scheduled for July 21.

The development follows a go head given to Mphwiyo by the Lilongwe High Court on Monday this week.

During court hearing on Monday on the travel permits, High Court judge Charles Mkandawire ordered that Mphwiyo should travel on July 19 and return by August 2.

In May this year, the High Court varied Mphwiyo’s bail condition urging him to start seeking permission to travel abroad from the court and not the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) as per the earlier arrangement but his passport will still remain with ACB.

Mphwiyo is answering theft and money laundering K2.1 billion in the ongoing investigation to the MK24 billion plunder under former President Dr. Joyce Banda.

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