Hapunda, Chama meet over recorded voice


FORMER Patriotic Front (PF) media and communication director Brian Hapunda has disclosed that he had a meeting with party secretary general Davis Chama to discuss the leaked voice recording purported to have been that of Mr Hapunda.

And Mr. Hapunda said he was happy to learn that Ephraim Shakafuswa had distanced him from the leaked voice recording.

“I am happy to learn of my clearance in the purported voice playback between Shakafuswa and the person people thought was me. I am happy that this clearance is coming from Mr. Shakafuswa himself,” Mr. Hapunda said.

“All I can say is that my loyalty to the PF, my loyalty to the President and my loyalty to the party secretary general can never be questioned because I am a true loyal PF youth,” Mr said.

Mr. Hapunda has pledged his loyalty to the party and the leadership, stating that he would always work hard for the party and its presidency.

“Yesterday (Wednesday), I had a meeting with the party secretary general Mr Davis Chama in his office. We discussed a number of issues and I reaffirmed my loyalty and support to him and to the party president. The meeting went on well, it was an open meeting,” Mr Hapunda said.

He said he was grateful for the leadership that Mr. Chama had shown on the matter.

“People were expecting disciplinary action against me but all I can say is that the secretary general showed leadership on the matter. He refused to side with the people who were pushing for the agenda to have me removed,” Mr. Hapunda said.

He said it was unfortunate that people wanted to use politics to fight other people’s battles.

He said the PF should continue to build and strengthen the party ahead of the 2016 elections.

“We must ensure that we concentrate our energies and efforts on building and strengthening ahead of the 2016 elections. We need everyone on board to win the 2016 elections with a convincing margin,” Mr. Hapunda said.

He said it did not matter whether he had a position in the party or not but that he would continue to show loyalty to the party.

“I believe in leadership you can contribute anything at any level even without having a position and that is what I am going to concentrate on by ensuring that I work with the youths in the party,” he said.

Mr. Hapunda said it was unfortunate to see that politicians had continued to practice politics of hatred, stating that politicians should use politics to build one another and not to destroy each other.