Stray lions terrorize villagers, kill five cattle & ten pigs

Local children live next to a game park but many have never seen a lion, giraffe or impala. (Photograph by Marcus and Kate Westberg)

Three stray lions from Musalangu Game Management Area [GMA] in Chief Kazembe of Malambo valley are terrorizing villagers and animals in the area.
ZANIS in Lundazi reports that the three lions have reportedly killed five cattle and 10 pigs and are currently terrorizing villagers of Chibamu, Chimwaza, Chingala, Mudike and Musameke villages in chief Magodi’s area .
Mr Derrick Ngwira, a farmer of Chibamu village in chief Magodi Lundazi disclosed to ZANIS in Lundazi yesterday.
He narrated that the lions attacked and killed one bull at Chingala village, one cow at Chimwaza village, while three cattle were also killed at Mudike and Musameke villages of chief Magodi on June .
Mr Ngwira said on the night of Saturday 6th June 2015, the lions killed four pigs at Musameke village, while on the night of Wednesday 10th June 2015 they killed five pigs belonging to two farmers at Mudike villages in chief Magodi.
He said despite area Councillor for Nkhanga Ward, Chasefu Constituency Obote Banda reporting the matter to ZAWA Office to control the stray lions nothing has been done to either shoot or to chase the stray lions away.
ZAWA Park Ranger Joseph Bwalya admitted receiving reports about lions terrorizing villagers and killing domestic animals belonging to farmers of Chibamu,Chimwaza,Chingala,Mudike and Musameke villages of Chief Magodi.
He however told ZANIS that his Office has already dispatched ZAWA Officers to the affected area to control the reported lions.