Game scouts have shot dead two suspected poachers near Protea hotel farm in Chisamba while the third one has been detained.
Police say The incident happened when the scouts challenged the three men, one of them armed with a greener shortgun found on the farm. The suspects then started firing at the scouts who in turn retaliated, killing two of them on the spot.
One of the deceased persons has been identified as Recknos Ndeleki, aged 30 of Fine Ndeleki Farm in Chisamba while the identity of the other one has not yet been established.
“The incident occurred on the 21st January, 2013, around 11:00 hours in Chisamba. A greener shortgun with five rounds of ammunition has been recovered from the scene while the surviving suspect Webster Chisumpa is in Police custody to help with investigations. The bodies of the deceased are lying in Liteta Hospital Mortuary awaiting postmortem,” said Elizabeth Kanjela.