We are losing our cattle to stray lions, which are coming from Kruger National Park in South Africa and we are appealing for assistance from the relevant authorities, said Elliot Mbedzi of Chikwalakwala. In fact my two donkeys were last week killed by these stray lions.
A villager from Chitulipasi, Simon Chauke, said: We are now living in fear.
He said the lions were also a threat to local children who travel long distances to schools using bushy pathways.
The Public Relations Manager of the ZNPWMA, Ms Caroline Mashaya Moyo, said she was not aware of the development and promised to investigate. We have not yet received a report of lions terrorizing villagers in Chikwalakwala but, however, we will certainly investigate and come back to you within three days, she said.