Chilubi man eaten by Crocodile

A 26 year old man of gravel village in Chilubi district in the Northern Province has been caught and eaten by crocodiles on Lake Bangweulu.

Zambia News and Information Services reports that the incidence happened on Thursday, July 4, 2013 and Chilubi district Commissioner Boniface Mpundu has confirmed the development in an interview in Luwingu  District.

Mr. Mpundu said Peter Mwanameshi 26 was caught and eaten by crocodiles on Lake Bangweulu where he was fishing at night.

“The issue of crocs on the Lake Bangweulu is critical and I have written to the high authority on the matter and I am waiting for the response,” he said.

He said the number of crocodiles on Lake Bangweulu has increased forcing him to write to the Zambia wildlife authority to consider opening their offices at Chilubi Island and monitor the crocodiles behaviour on the lake.

“This year 2013 we have seen many villagers have been caught and eaten by crocodiles on Lake Bangweulu,” he said.

Mr. Mpundu said the PF government was concerned with the well being of the people in Chilubi island and it will ensure that the crocodiles of the lake reduced in order to alleviate the suffering people have gone through for many years.

Efforts to get a comment from the Northern Province Permanent Secretary Hlobota Nkunika failed as he was reported in a meeting.