A fierce battle has erupted in Salima as the district council and traditional leaders are fighting over a graveyard.
The department of Museums and Monuments has since intervened, calling for an immediate ceasefire.
The impasse between Salima District Council and some chiefs was over the alleged sale of a graveyard at Kamuzu road in the district.
Council spokesperson, Grace Kapatuka said a resolution has been made for the community intending to sale the graveyard to restart the process saying what they did is illegal.
Meanwhile, senior chief Kalonga of Salima who is involved in the case has blamed the council and the lands department for denying them with information on land laws saying if this is not addressed such issues will continue in the district.