FIERCE RIOT ERUPTS IN MAZABUKA AFTER SUSPECTED POACHER IS SHOT DEAD
By Evans Liyali
MBAYA Musuma residents in Mazabuka Friday morning ran amok destroying property worth millions of Kwacha belonging to Chiuumpu Farms.
This was after Security Officers at the farm owned by a white farmer shot dead a local resident who was caught poaching on the estate.
Mbaya Ward Councilor, Honard Chaatila, who rushed to the scene told Byta FM Zambia that the residents who comprised of relatives to the deceased, destroyed property, forcing workers at the farm to run for their lives.
He narrates that seven poachers and two security officers exchanged gun fire, during which a poacher was shot dead and was found with an unlicensed gun and two rounds of ammunition.
He observes that among the damaged properties are four tractors, solar panels, vehicles and a water tank.
Chaatila adds that the irate residents also looted work equipment.
The deceased has been identified as Dala Halwiindi and the remains have been deposited in Mazabuka General Hospital Mortuary.
And Southern Province Police Commissioner Paul Achiumi confirmed the development but could not give more information.
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