President’s Son-in-law Wounded

TBILISI – Mindia Gogochuri, the son-in-law of President Giorgi Margvelashvili, was shot last night.

Gogochuri is married to Masho Chichua, First Lady Maka Chichua`s daughter. He was taken to the Republican Hospital and operated on. A friend of Gogochuri was also wounded during the incident, and is also currently hospitalized.

Doctors say the president’s son-in-law is in stable condition and that his life is not in danger.

The details of the incident are unknown and police have not made any comments yet.

An investigation has been launched under articles 118 and 236, which address premeditated damage of health and illegal possession of firearms.

The President's spokesperson, Eka Mishveladze, made an official statement, assuring the public of the victims’ stable condition and condemning the attack.

“At present we cannot speak in any detail. The investigation is underway and we are waiting for its completion. We hope this will be an effective investigation,” she said.

By Thea Morrison

Photo: President's Spokesperson, Eka Mishveladze


12 January 2017 11:44