Watch: Where was Muscat when Caruana Galizia was assassinated?

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

A timestamp on a video footage of then Prime Minister Joseph Muscat shows that at the time Daphne Caruana Galizia was assassinated, Muscat was in Sliema fielding questions from the press. This detail contradicts what disgraced former OPM Chief of Staff Keith Schembri said in court under oath during his testimony in criminal proceedings against murder suspect Yorgen Fenech.

According to the footage, Muscat was giving his comments to the media in Sliema. In court, Schembri said that Muscat was at OPM at the time.

The footage was presented in court on Wednesday morning by widower Peter Caruana Galizia during a sitting in the public inquiry into the death of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia.

On the video which was published on YouTube, one can see the camera filmed another camera and one can see the date and time when the shot was taken. The date shows 16 October 2017 and it was filmed 3.13 pm. Silvio Schembri, Julia Farrugia Portelli and Chris Cardona were present at the same press conference. Schembri could not be seen in the footage.

Investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia was assassinated on 16 October 2017 in a car bomb shortly after 3pm outside her family home.

During the criminal proceedings on Monday, Schembri told the court that he was at the time of the murder, he was at the Office of the Prime Minister, with Muscat and former Head of Communications Kurt Farrugia. Schembri said that they received a call from then Mater Dei Hospital CEO Ivan Falzon informing them that the had been explosion in Burmarrad. Schembri told the court, that Muscat then called his father who owned a firework factory in the area. The disgraced former OPM Chief of Staff Keith Schembri told the court that Falzon called the second time that the explosion happened at Bidnija and most likely was caused by a car bomb.