Residents of Kabale area in Muchinda Chiefdom in Serenje District are living in fear of elephants that have terrorised the area.

The wild animals are believed to have strayed from Kasanka National Park in Chitambo district.

ZANIS reports that Kabale Village Headman, Robert Kaseba Wanki said the elephants have been terrorising the area and have so far damaged sorghum, finger millet and maize fields.

Mr. Wanki stated that people in the area are not free to move about from the time the elephants started frequenting their crop fields which are distant from villages.

Mr. Wanki has since thanked Serenje Central Member of Parliament (MP), Maxwell Kabanda for rushing to the area with officers from Department National Parks and Wild Life (DNPW).

The two officers have since camped in the area to control the animals.

And Mr. Kabanda urged the people in the area to calm down as the officers will address the situation.

Meanwhile, Andrew Chisenga, one of the farmers whose field was destroyed by the elephants has called on government to help him with food.

“Iam calling upon government to come to my aid as the damaged fields were my only hope of survival this year,” he said.

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  1. Shot the beasts now! Give villagers meat to share. That’s how KK resolved these issues. Period.

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    • In Kenya they use lines connected to bee hives to deter elephants ….when elephants sense bees in the area the stop in their tracks.

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  2. It is called living side by side. The elephants have rights to exit also. Please leave the elephants alone.

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  3. Indeed leave the Elephants and all other animals alone in the bushes/jungles they call home. You humans claim you have All the 5 senses you claim you have yet, animals have even more senses including; taste for grass, wild vegetables, clean and pure mineral water, wild fruits etc whilst you “town animals” devour anything from GMO foods to poisonous sosikises including kachasu. Leave them damn animals alone and go back to towns where you enjoy Chorelasthetosis…

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  4. Elephants always leave us alone when we come across them. Everyone can co-exist with them if you know what I mean!!

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  5. Ask northern provinces they don’t have any problem of such a kind,na kolwe nao aishibila kumo, can an elephant terrorise Bembas? Kulila kumo nebondo

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  6. The Villagers Eat vegies and beans and complain when beef comes handy????

    I don’t get it. maybe its me with a problem and our pipo there vegetarians.

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