By ALICE NACHILEMBE
Three people have been attacked by a wild Leopard at Makoye area in Mazabuka.
The three sustained multiple injuries on their bodies in the incident that occurred on November 11, 2019 around 1700.
Police Spokesperson Esther Katongo identified the victims as Oliver Moonga 19, Clever Kandesha 27 and Copson Chisuta 38 all of Chisuta village in Makoye area of Chief Mwanachingwala.
Ms Katongo said the Leopard attacked Moonga who had gone to the field to prepare his field he sustained multiple cuts on the buttocks and waist.
She said Kandesha the second victim was attacked when he was trying to rescue the first victim after he shouted for help, he also sustained deep cuts on both hands and the head.
“The animal later climbed a tree and was later shot in the stomach by Jona Mwila 35 using a shot gun and it fell from the tree and attacked Copson Chisuta who sustained deep cuts on the right leg and bruised right hand before it died.
Ms Katongo said the carcass of the Leopard is kept at Mazabuka police station whilst the victims are admitted to Mazabuka General Hospital