Chitotela, Makebi continue lying in wildlife trafficking

Chitotela, Makebi continue lying in wildlife trafficking


Panicky but with no shame, Minister of Tourism Ronald Chitotela and Eastern Province Minister Makebi Zulu today Monday continued deceiving traditional Leaders of Mambwe District on the capture and abduction of animals from South Luangwa National Park.

The two ministers told chiefs that the purpose of capturing animals from South Luangwa is to restock other national parks.

The two men who are working for and together with international poachers told chiefs that Translocation of animals is an effective management strategy in the conservation of animals. It decreases the risk of extinction by increasing the range of a species, augmenting the numbers in a critical population, or establishing new populations thus reducing the risk of extinction.

The two ministers were a bit honest to tell chiefs that a few of the captured animals will be taken to Mbizi game reserve.

But here is the deception. The ministers did not tell the chiefs that Mbizi is a private game reserve that charges top Dollar for a person to enter. There are few black people, let alone Zambians that enter Mbizi.

Mbizi is located in Luangwa Valley and is a private owned property of 20,000 hectare. As the owners of the game reserve state publicly, the Main activity is exclusive hunting safaris, forestry, abattoir, game breeding.’

Clearly the purpose and design of Mbizi is different from the main purpose of South Luangwa National park. Wildlife in Luangwa National park belongs to all Zambians but managed by government.

Animals is Mbizi game reserve belong to the owners of that private property. Once animals are abducted from South Luangwa National Park to Mbizi private game reserve, they become private property. They are no longer owned by the people of Zambia but by those International poachers led by Simon eldridge at Mbizi reserve.

These owners of Mbizi can do whatever they want with the animals once they obtain custody. It is from these private game reserves that our animals are trafficked to South Africa and sold for 17 million Rands each. Those animals that are not trafficked are hunted for fun by bored rich people  from Europe and USA. Yet, here are our leaders defending this exploitation and theft of our wildlife, our heritage.

But we are comforted in all this when we realise that time for accounting will come for Makebi and Chitotela. It surely does and it will. As for Chitotela, the man doesn’t learn.

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    Chisha Banda 2 weeks ago

    Each province should look after its own resources if plunder is to be avoided. Those who get into power in Lusaka have no heart for the development and well being of the country. They are only interested in filling their pockets. Zambians please wake up. How long are you going to appease this kind of corruption and immorality.

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    dodalawaka 2 weeks ago

    Koswe mu mpoto, thiefdom, Chitotela is a shameless thief wait till 2021
    watcht the spaec madala
    Wina azania

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      BaLazo 2 weeks ago

      What has happened to the animals in those other parks and what will stop this stock from disappearing?

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    Mapanza H Nkwilimba 2 weeks ago

    Where is the Army and Zambia Air Force when our animals are abducted to make South African whites rich at the expense of Zambians?

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      kufahakurambwe 2 weeks ago

      “Where is the Army and Zambia Air Force when our animals are abducted?”…They are happily eating snakes, my friend. It is a shame. As if that is not enough Zambians are still talking of 2021. Act now.

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    Bumba Lwanga 2 weeks ago

    Lungu can you please take back chitotela to ministry of community or sports, where he can not steal. We are sick and tired of hearing same person day in day night ni chitotela. Let him spare our wild life animals. We need for our children to see. And what I observed, in KAFUE National park, Chinese were busy pretending to drill  or dig minerals and yet in the evening the are poaching . Lungu you have destroyed the country because of these corrupt people in your Government. 2021, is way to far. Let elections come next year.

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      bwalya 2 weeks ago

      why not fire chitotela. why is lungu shielding this criminal.

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      kufahakurambwe 2 weeks ago

      You have echoed my sentiments. When the majority of the nation have no confidence in their head of state you can remove him before elections. Take a page from neighbouring countries like Egypt. Get rid of Lungu and all his idiot ministers.