The PF official who was supposed to be the Master of Ceremony at a party attended by President Michael Sata and Daniel Munkombwe in Choma survived a deadly road accident 10 minutes before the celebrations began.
Former Choma District Commissioner Liven Apuleni and three other people are currently admitted to Macha hospital after their car overturned 10 kilometres from Chief Chikanta’s palace where Sata and Munkombwe were celebrating. Apuleni, now a PF cadre, was supposed to be the Master of Ceremony.
According to people who attended the part, Apuleni had to be replaced by another person as the party needed to go ahead since people had been transported from all over Southern province.
A source told the Watchdog that ‘…Apuleni who was to be the master of ceremony escaped being sacrificed about 10km from Chikanta’s palace yesterday when his vehicle rolled several times leaving the three men on board injured.’