Poachers Raid Farm In Mazabuka, Shoot 2 Workers

Two farm workers at Matalikilo farm in Mazabuka are battling for their lives at Monze hospital after suspected poachers raided the farm and started firing at workers indiscriminately.
Southern Province police commandinng officer Lemmy Kajoba said the incident occured on Saturday around 13:20 hours.
He said the two farm workers were shot in the legs.
Kajoba said police rushed to the farm after recieving a complaint and managed to apprehend one suspect, disarmed him and retrieved six rounds of ammunition.
He said the other suspect escaped with a rifle, adding that police had launched a man hunt.
He said poaching activities in most commercial farms in Mazabuka had reached alarming proportions.
Kajoba said the suspect arrested had been charged with attempted murder, illegal possesion of firearms and ammunitions.