Crocs maul to death 26 year old man in Luwingu District
Luwingu, July 4TH, 2013, ZANIS – A 26 year old man of gravel village in Chilubi district in the Northern Province was on Thursday last week caught and eaten by crocodiles on Lake Bangweulu.
ZANIS reports that Chilubi district commissioner Boniface Mpundu confirmed the development in an interview in Luwingu District , today.
Mr. Mpundu said Peter Mwanameshi 26 was caught and eaten by crocodiles on Lake Bangweulu where he was fishing at night.
“The issue of crocs on the Lake Bangweulu is critical and have written to the high authority on the matter and I am waiting for the response,” he said.
He said the number of crocodiles on Lake Bangweulu has increased forcing him to write to the Zambia wildlife authority to consider opening their offices at Chilubi Island and monitor the crocs behaviour on the lake.
“This year 2013 we have seen many villagers have been caught and eaten by crocodiles on Lake Bangweulu,” he said.
Mr. Mpundu said the PF government was concerned with the well being of the people in Chilubi island and it will ensure that the crocs of the lake reduced in order to alleviate the suffering people have gone through for many years.
Efforts to get a comment from the Northern Province Permanent Secretary Hlobota Nkunika failed as he was reported in a meeting.