Marauding lion evade game rangers, can’t shoot it in Lengwe Game Reserve

Government seems to be giving up on a marauding lion which is terrorising Bunya and Therere villages in Nsanje, saying it is using Lengwe Game Reserve as its attack launchpad, making it difficult to kill it.

Brighton Kunchedwa: The lion has immunity in game park

Director of Parks and Wildlife Brighton Kunchedwa said this 10 days after game rangers were deployed in Bunya and Therere villages in Nsanje where the lion is said to have killed two cattle.

“It is believed this lion is from Mozambique and is hiding in Lengwe Game Reserve. It has immunity in the game reserve. We cannot shoot it,” he said.

He said however the game rangers are still in the two villages to ensure maximum protection of the people.

Kunchedwa  also urged people to avoid walking at night and in tall vegetation.

Lions, a buffalo and an elephant have been terrorising people in the past few weeks with some animal experts saying they are looking for food.

Kunchedwa said the lion in Lengwe Game Reserve might be returning back to Mozambique any time soon since lions have their own areas of habitat.

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5 years ago

Rather capture it and release it inside Parliament so it can eat all these thieves we have running this circus of a country….!

5 years ago

Are we serious Malawians ??? Immunity for an animal against Humans ??????????? I wish bingu was arrive, he could have ordered an immediate death sentence for this lion as he did with Elephants when they were killing people. But the rangers had to rush in to protect the notorious animals against the soldiers who were deployed. In this case we just need Police or the Army to gun down the Lion. Parks Rangers will always be protective of animals against humans.

5 years ago


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