Jason Azzopardi was in direct contact with Daphne Caruana Galizia when she was writing her spirited articles. Was he one of her contributors?

An Online Dictionary gives the meaning of a spoof as a humorous imitation of something, typically a film or a particular genre of a film, in which its characteristic features are exaggerated for comic effect. Thus, it is described as a parody, pastiche, or burlesque among others. The second meaning is to trick someone by playing a joke.

The intention of the article is not to argue that the spoofs in Malta are a joke even if one should not exclude also this possibility. They are intended to keep the assassination of Daphne in the public eye when the same family members are admitting that public interest in Daphne’s story is waning.

But yesterday, there was an interesting twist in this whole saga. We got to know that Jason Azzopardi received a phone call from Daphne Caruana Galizia’s mobile number. The question that one needs to ask how did Jason Azzopardi know that it was Daphne Caruana Galizia’s mobile number? Was it not destroyed when she was killed in the explosion? The answer is to be found in Jason Azzopardi’s post on Facebook. He reproduced the shot of the phone screen. But instead of having a number, it had her name. This means that Jason Azzopardi had that particular number stored in his phone under Daphne’s name.

Last week, I too received phone calls that were spoofs. In one case, I received phone calls from a mobile number that I did not know. But when I mentioned the number in my article, which was eventually shared on my Group Facebook page, someone wrote a comment that it was Jason Azzopardi’s. Eventually, this person deleted that comment. Later, I received confirmation that it was Jason Azzopardi’s number. Someone had used Jason Azzopardi’s number to tell me to stop writing and supporting Prison Director Alex Dalli.

The point of this whole article is this. I did not know that it was Jason Azzopardi’s phone number as I do not have his phone number. But different seems to be Jason Azzopardi’s case. He knew when he received the call that it was Daphne Caruana Galizia’s number because her name and surname appeared on the screen.  

This is an extremely interesting point. The question that one needs to ask is, how did Jason Azzopardi know her number. From what Jason Azzopardi shared, it is obvious that he must have been in contact with Daphne Caruana Galizia. What Jason Azzopardi should tell us is whether he was one of her helpers and a contributor or not.   

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