MINISTER of Sports Youth and Arts Elvis Nkandu has dispelled social media reports suggesting that he has shot his wife Elizabeth Nkandu after a marital dispute.
In a statement, Nkandu said he was not involved in any fight with his wife and does not own a firearm as alleged by some individuals.
Nkandu urged the general public to ignore the false claims, as they have no semblance of truth or honesty in them.
“We wish to dispel malicious allegations being peddled by some individuals reporting that I and my lovely wife Elizabeth Nkandu were earlier this morning involved in a marital dispute which resulted in me shooting her. The general public may wish to note that the purported incident is untrue,” Nkandu said.
“The general public may also wish to know that my wife and I have not been involved in such kind of acts as purported and that I have never owned a firearm,” he said.
Nkandu said that he left Lusaka on Monday January 16, 2023 for Nsama where he is expected to lead the campaign team in the Kashikishi ward by-election slated for January 20, 2023.
“You may also wish to know that I was unable to go straight to Mansa from Lusaka yesterday as there was no direct flight instead I had to spend a night in Ndola then today in the morning the 17th of January at Mwansa Kapwepwe International Airport in Ndola I joined my two Cabinet colleagues on a flight to Mansa where we landed around 12 o’clock,” Nkandu said.
“Later, we proceeded to Kasama then this evening (Wednesday) we started off to Mporokoso where we are spending a night ahead of the trip to Nsama, particularly in Kashikishi ward, tomorrow morning,”
The Kaputa law maker confirmed having commenced the process of engaging the Zambia Police Service, “to help bring to book the individuals behind such disturbing and malicious allegations.”