Two Tsholotsho men are in hot soup for killing a ravenous lion which was part of a (pride) group that had killed more than 200 livestock in just two months.
The duo allegedly killed the lion on Monday after it had wreaked havoc in the area.
In an interview with Newsday, Tsholotsho Rural District Council chairperson, Esau Siwela confirmed the killing of the lioness and that arrest of the duo. He said:
It’s true the lion was killed and two men were arrested in ward 5. The matter is within the courts as I speak.
Lions and hyenas have become a problem in these areas leading to villagers seeing it fit to trap and kill them. Villagers have lost a lot of livestock to the wild animals.
… As I speak, I am receiving a report that wild dogs have killed two cattle and 12 goats in ward 5. Villagers have been left poorer. Reports are made to ZimParks, but at times they take too long to respond.