He arrived at Kamuzu International Airport in Lilongwe at noon on South African Airways amid tight security.
Mphwiyo was shot Friday, September 13th as he drove into his Area 43 home in Lilongwe.
He worked only for two months as budget director before he was shot three times in the cheek, shoulder and chest.
His assailant stood at the gate of Mphwiyo’s house and shot him as he drove into the house, the attacker did not steal anything from the house according to police.
Mphwiyo was rushed to the Medical Aid Society of Malawi (Masm) clinic in Lilongwe, just a few blocks from the budget director’s residence, where he was immediately referred to KCH, then flown to South Africa.
Mphwiyo was appointed budget director in the Ministry of Finance in July this year.
Soon after his appointment, he worked closely with Finance Minister Dr Ken Lipenga and Treasury Secretary Randson Mwadiwa to overhaul the public finance management architecture’s business processes—including those of the Integrated Financial Management Information System (IFMS)—that were full of loopholes and have led to fraud and waste of government resources.
Mphwiyo is expected to appear before the Public Accounts Committeee of Parliament.
It is yet not known whether Mphwiyo will be a State witness or suspect in Cashgate cases.