Oct 21, 2021

Mawazo Writing Africa

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Lions on the prowl in Limpopo after escaping from private game farm

Two lions were spotted on farms in the Baltimore area outside Lephalale in Limpopo after they reportedly escaped from a private game farm.

The President of the National African Farmers Union (Nafu), Motsepe Matlala said Monday that the farmers spotted lion tracks on October 1 and began the investigation.

Matlala said the farmers spotted the lions on October 2 on a farm in the area. He added that they had fled from a nearby private game ranch.

He said the farmers had to use tractors on Sunday evening to prevent the lions from entering the ranch.

< Matlala said the big cats posed a serious threat to the livelihoods of the farmers and their workers.

He said two rangers were sent into the area to try to capture the lions safely.