Salima police public relations officer Gift Chitowe confirmed to News Watch Reviews that they are keeping in custody three suspects who stole 35 cattle from three kraals in the area of Bibi Kuluunda in the district.
Chitowe identified the suspects as Richard Chikuni, 35 of Mtengo Village, Mugabe Stefano, 38, of Peniyasi Village and Kennedy Thomas 28, of Ngwangwa Village, all from Traditional Authority Kalonga in Salima district.
“On August 1, 2017, we received information that the three had hidden the said herds of cattle in the bush at Scheme 2 location while sending the third suspect to look for a market at Salima boma”, said Chitowe.
He further expounded that upon following the tip, police managed to arrest the three and recovered the 35 cattle.
“Out of the 35 stolen cattle, 19 belongs to the Traditional Authority Kuluunda, while the remaining 16 are from her 2 surbodinates”, concluded Chitowe.
The three will appear in court soon to answer charges levelled against them.