Parks Depart­ment must act on stray lions

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - National News -

ED­I­TOR — Jam­bezi vil­lagers live in con­stant fear as a dar­ing pride of lions is on the loose.

Live­stocks have been killed in the Ne­m­ananga, Kachecheti, Mbizha, Mi­longa and Kany­wambizi wards thereby im­pov­er­ish­ing lo­cals who value their do­mes­tic an­i­mals as a source of liveli­hood. Res­i­dents are not amused.

I was touched by the words of head­man Zon­dani Chabwa Mazhanga ad­dress­ing mourn­ers at a fu­neral in Sili­binda area re­cently when he be­moaned un­timely in­ter­ven­tion by the Parks and Wildlife Authorities in driv­ing away the cats from the res­i­den­tial ar­eas.

He ar­tic­u­lated that sev­eral live­stocks rang­ing from cat­tle to pigs have fallen prey to the ma­raud­ing cats, adding that a man from Jab­ula area ran spirit­edly for dear life when he en­coun­tered the pride in the Lukun­guni for­est as he tried to round up his herd of cat­tle.

Very soon hu­man lives will be lost to the pride if noth­ing tan­gi­ble is done to re­dress the sit­u­a­tion.

Drought is rav­ish­ing Jam­bezi vil­lagers and they are re­ly­ing on the Gov­ern­ment grain dis­tri­bu­tion scheme and sup­ple­ment their food se­cu­rity by sell­ing live­stocks.

I humbly sub­mit that may those in au­thor­ity do their part by driv­ing away the most dreaded cats from the res­i­den­tial ar­eas into the zoo.

Our coun­cil­lor seem to have gone into a very long leave and we are as yet to see him at­tend­ing to the griev­ances from his sub­jects.

I am not happy at all about this. Victor Sibanda, Vic­to­ria Falls. THE na­tion needs con­ti­nu­ity, not un­cer­tainty. Pres­i­dent Mu­gabe is in full con­trol and he’s not go­ing any­where. God will de­cide when the Pres­i­dent’s rule will end, not trai­tor­ous sell­outs. You see, we all know lead­ers are cho­sen by God; and God chose Cde Robert Gabriel Mu­gabe to be the cur­rent leader of Zim­babwe. — Rachel Moyo, Mutare

READ­ING about the ac­ci­dent where six apos­tolic church mem­bers died in an ac­ci­dent was re­ally dis­heart­en­ing. How many peo­ple con­tinue to die on the roads ev­ery week in Zim­babwe? Please, can some­thing be done to avoid such loss of life? What are the leg­is­la­tors say­ing about this car­nage on our roads? — Doc­tor Shava

I FOUND an ID be­long­ing to Priscilla Agere. Please call 0717169417 or 0777279740. Chikoti R, Ta­fara

DR Lazarus Dokora, there are high pro­file pri­vate sec­ondary schools charg­ing around $50 for all prospec­tive stu­dents who want forms to en­rol for Form One next year. What is go­ing on here when the Gov­ern­ment po­si­tion is that no money should be charged for this ex­er­cise? I would like the Min­is­ter to give us a po­si­tion con­cern­ing th­ese schools. Are they tak­ing or­ders from a par­al­lel Min­istry dif­fer­ent from his? — Con­cerned Par­ent

Pres­i­dent Mu­gabe

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