Southern Province Commissioner of Police Charity Katanga has confirmed that the police in Livingstone have received a complaint of firing gun shots allegedly by Brian Hapunda and that the provincial PF police secretary would be questioned soon.
But Hapunda said on his Facebook page that he was not inn Livingstone but in Choma at the time of the incidence.
The Watchdog is aware that after firing shots on the fateful night, Hapunda drove straight to Choma.
Hapunda said contrary to the claims, he was in Choma throughout the whole weekend to meet party officials and prepare for President Michael Sata’s visit to the Provincial Capital and chief Chikanta’s area on Wednesday.
Speaking in an interview from Choma yesterday, Mr Hapunda said he was a responsible married man who had no time of patrionising night clubs.
He claimed that the allegations published on the Zambian Watchdog yesterday could have come from some United Party for National Development (UPND) officials who were always bent on tarnishing his image.
“We all know that UPND has not fully recovered from their recent loss of the Livingstone Parliamentary Seat to PF and hence they are coming up with all sorts of accusations to tarnish my image.
In the first place, I came here in Choma last week and I am still here so how can fire guns in Livingstone the same day that I am in Choma? Secondly, I don’t need to move with guns in Southern Province because I am a free person,” Mr Hapunda said.
When contact for a comment yesterday, Mrs Katanga said the police received a complaint on Saturday from a Livingstone Richard Sakala over the firing of gun shots at East point Discoteque and Mr Hapunda would be questioned over the matter.
Yesterday, the Zambian Watchdog published a letter yesterday quoting an anonymous person who claimed to have witnessed the firing of gun shots outside Livingstone’s East point Discoteque by Mr Hapunda.
The source claimed that scores of Livingstone locals and taxi drivers witnessed the act and that what was sad about it was that Mr Hapunda was doing it in full view of everyone at East point Discoteque.